Barack Obama

by Electric Needle Room

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Was born and raised in Hawaii
Also lived in Indonesia
A multiracial ancestry
Loved all different types of people
After Harvard in Chicago
Community organizer
Then a rising legislator
His words soon inspired millions

Barack Obama

Became an Illinois Senator
Rock star turned into a President
First African American
To reach that highest position
Tried to end the Great Recession
With lots of deficit spending
Helped the country pay for health care
A law nicknamed Obamacare

Barack Obama

Keep using the state to help, despite a growing debt

Ended U.S. involvement in the Iraq War, but sent more troops to Afghanistan
Responsible for the death of bin Laden, but caused chaos in Libya
Promised transparency of government but cracked down on whistleblowers
More diplomacy by him around the world but he increased drone warfare

Barack Obama

They wanted hope and change, but they got most of the same

First to support same sex marriage
Healed relations with Cuba
Made a compromise with Iran
He kept his cool no matter what
The economy recovered
But wealth disparity did not
Political unrest growing
And terrorism not subsiding

His words were different but institutions all the same
He couldn't change

Barack Obama
They wanted hope and change, but they got most of the same
Keep using the state to help, despite a growing debt

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released January 19, 2017
Matt Beat

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Electric Needle Room are an indie pop band based in Lawrence, Kansas. It is mostly a solo project for Matt Beat, but his brother, Steven Beat, also helps with percussion. Emcee DL, Bryan Poole, Dave Thomas, and Chris Huggard have all helped the band with live performances throughout its history. ... more

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