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Where Wayward Jekylls Hyde — The Mighty Bama-Rama Rap

September 27th, 2008 · No Comments · Poetry, Politics

Where  Wayward  Jekylls Hyde

The 

Mighty  Bama-Rama  Rap

                                                                                by Brian Hassett, Sept. ‘08

 

 

Like tonight is the night,

the Barack is The Rock,

And “change” is The Word,

and the voice has been heard,

.

And the heart is on the drums,

and passion’s playin’ bass,

And the word has hit the streets  —

you can see it in their face!

.

There’s a choir in the chapel

an’ they’ve just begun to swing,

There’s a band down on the corner,

hear the chimes of freedom ring.

/ / / / / / / / / /

It starts off kinda quiet,

an underdog in spring,

No coronation here

from a white-haired former king.

.

Just a jazzy scrappy jugband,

eternity on tap,

And the singer in the center

with the silky thunder rap.

.

The conductor … of an orchestra,

and a mighty rolling train,

Playing sweet sonatas

and crushin’ John McCain.

/ / / / / / /

The combo’s on the road,

packin’ stadiums ‘n’ clubs;

Chopping down great big lies

and tiny weedy Shrubs.

.

Tonight the tour’s landed

at Toronto’s famous pub,

To listen for the next question

that John McCain will flub,

.

Where the poets strum and teachers play

and time is on our side                                          “yes it is!

Where colors swirl, the nuns have fun

and wayward Jekylls hyde.

/ / / / / / /

Two score and five ago

our father Martin dreamed

Imagining a whole new world

beyond what his had seemed.

.

Blink your eyes and here we are

awoken from the dream,

To find our plans were written by

that visionary’s beam.

.

So, . . . bless this race.

. . . This human one,

That comes in many shades,

Bless this space, this human one,

Inspiring in spades.

.

It’s forty-years since Martin marched

and water-cannons shot,

We’re still alive on the-other-side,

and this is what he sought.

.

Launching dreams from Lincoln’s steps

arching across the sky,

Who’d a thought we’d hit the oath,

The inaugural bull’s-eye!

/ / / / / / / / / / /

So, on to P.A., Ohio,

and everywhere we’re not,

It’s a Happy Holy Homerun

with everything we’ve got!

.

The band has played, the song has sung,

and now we’re on our own,

To ride this wave, and thumb this road,

and take the flight path shown.

.

From dreams on stages, thru history’s pages,

We’re making words come true,

The choir’s singin’, the bells are ringin’

but This is up to you.

.

“Yes, we can!”

.

Obama ’08

 

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For one of the most historic events in American history — check out my Obama Inauguration Adventures.

For how Woodstock promoter Michael Lang used my reports in his book — check out how Obama’s Inauguration was like Woodstock.

For an account of the most jubilant night in the history of New York — check the Election Night 2008 Adventure

For a night in New York that started out just as joyous — check out the Election Night 2004 Adventure.

For an on-the-campaign-trail adventure — check out the physical altercation I was in the middle of with Al Franken at a Howard Dean rally in ’04.

For my tribute to a great political reporter — check out my Tim Russert tribute.

For a full listing of great reporters and news sources — check out my Political Sources Primer.

For how well these sources work — check out my 2012 election predictions.

… or here’s the 2008 projections — in both, I’m over 98% correct.  😉

 

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Brian Hassett  —  karmacoupon@gmail.com   —  BrianHassett.com

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