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Goodby & Silverstein's Future Children Project

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Obama re-election anthem imagines a Republican dystopia

Goodby & Silverstein's Future Children Project

 

Jeff Goodby and Rich Silverstein have re-imagined the common childhood protest ‘well, I didn’t ask to be born’ as a plea to American voters. The Future Children Project imagines what life will be like for coming generations if Romney and the Republicans win in the impending election. A choir of kids voice their disgust at a the dystopia that the creative duo foresee. Goodby, a registered Republican no less, has written the song while Silverstein art directs.
 
“Re-electing President Obama is a momentous decision that will require every single voter.What would the children of the future say if we let them down this November?”
 

Lyrics:
Imagine an America
Where strip mines are fun and free
Where gays can be fixed
And sick people just die
And oil fills the sea
We don’t have to pay for freeways!
Our schools are good enough
Give us endless wars
On foreign shores
And lots of Chinese stuff
We’re the children of the future
American through and through
But something happened to our country
And we’re kinda blaming you
 
We haven’t killed all the polar bears
But it’s not for lack of trying
Big Bird is sacked
The Earth is cracked
And the atmosphere is frying
 
Congress went home early
They did their best we know
You can’t cut spending
With elections pending
Unless it’s welfare dough
We’re the children of the future
American through and through
But something happened to our country
And we’re kinda blaming you
 
Find a park that is still open
And take a breath of poison air
They foreclosed your place
To build a weapon in space
But you can write off your au pair
 
It’s a little awkward to tell you
But you left us holding the bag
When we look around
The place is all dumbed down
And the long term’s kind of a drag
 
We’re the children of the future
American through and through
But something happened to our country
And yeah, we’re blaming you
 
You did your best
You failed the test
Mom and Dad
We’re blaming you!
 
Credits list:
Kids: 
Andrés, Aramé, Ariel, Ava, Bailey, Benjamin, Brandon, Bryn, Carmen, Claire, Damien, Daniel, Delphina, Desi, Dylan, Emi, Emma, Eric, Evelyn, Isaak, Lana, Michael, Nathan, Nora, Rachel, Ratu, Ryan, Vincenzo, Zachary
 
Adults:
Dave Baker, Ty Bardi, Sue Bohlin, Norman Bonney, Bess Cocke, Nicholas DeMatteo, Yair Evnine, Whitney Ferris, Jeff Goodby, Tim Green, Bob Henningsen, Sam Houser, Erik Johnson, Genevieve McCarty, David Michel Ruddy, Quinn Moticka, Alison Plansky, Todd Porter, Thomas Ruge, Alvin Shen, Rich Silverstein, Jaime Szefc, Nathan T Walker
 
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lbbonline.com, Mon, 29 Oct 2012 10:58:56 GMT