“Barack Obama” by Cocoa Tea

I too can post silly political songs.  This one is a reggae tune about the Democratic nominee for president by Jamaican reggae dancehall singer Cocoa Tea.  I couldn’t tell you whether or not he is an American citizen, so I don’t know if Cocoa Tea, real name Calvin George Scott, is able to actually vote for the candidate he supports, but Boy George can’t either, so whatever.

Here’s an approximation of the lyrics, courtesy of Video Sundry:

Why why why why why why oyyy why whyyyy not

Well, this is not about class,
nor color, race, nor creed.
Make no mistake it’s the changes
well all the people dem need
Then I’m a shout out…

Barack Obama, Barack Obama, Barack Obama
Ooyy ooyy
Dem said
Barack Obama, Barack Obama, Barack Obama
Ooyy ooyy

Now you can hear it in the morning (Obama!),
And you can hear it in the evening (Obama!),
Black man and white man shouting (Obama!),
Dem hear the groove and them is moving (Obama!).
And you can hear them saying…

Barack Obama, Barack Obama, Barack Obama
Ooyy ooyy
Dem said
Barack Obama, Barack Obama, Barack Obama
Ooyy ooyy

The man let down his hat
And noone can’t stop that
Well some of dem are just smart
And some ah take back dem chant
And some of dem who was racist
jumping and dancing in the street
in a shout of…

Barack Obama, Barack Obama, Barack Obama
Ooyy ooyy
Dem said
Barack Obama, Barack Obama, Barack Obama
Ooyy ooyy

It is not Hillary Clinton (Obama!)
and it is not John McCain (Obama!)
It is not Chuck Norris (Obama!),
And I know it’s not John Wayne (Obama!),
It is not the one Rambo (Obama!),
And it is not the Terminator (Obama!),
But a new trendsetter (Obama!),
The mountain of the whole America
and dem shout out…

Barack Obama, Barack Obama, Barack Obama
Ooyy ooyy
Dem said
Barack Obama, Barack Obama, Barack Obama
Ooyy ooyy

African-American rise…
and keep your eyes on the prize (Obama!),
Cause now none of them realize,
the black man is in their eyes. (Obama!)

Well it’s no joke it’s a fact,
we’re gonna paint the white house black (Obama!),
And I can’t believe it’s true
black gonna run the red, white and blue…
Dem a shout out…

Barack Obama, Barack Obama, Barack Obama
Ooyy ooyy
Dem said
Barack Obama, Barack Obama, Barack Obama
Ooyy ooyy

Me callin’ all of the Indians (Obama!),
who live up on the reservation (Obama!),
the Japanese and all the China-men (Obama!),
the Hindu and all the Mexicans (Obama!),
Arabs and Jews and Palestinians (Obama!),
a time ’till we chime up as one,
and shout out…

Barack Obama, Barack Obama, Barack Obama
Ooyy ooyy
Shout
Barack Obama, Barack Obama, Barack Obama
Ooyy ooyy

‘Cause this is not about class (Obama!),
nor color, race, nor creed (Obama!),
but it’s about the changes (Obama!),
what the Americans need (Obama!).

So, whether you come from California (Obama!),
Or you live in Nort’ Dakota (Obama!)
You could have come from Texas (Obama!),
Or you’re living ina Florida
how all ya join this alliance (Obama!)
Now let me hear you stand and shout,
Just shout out…

Barack Obama, Barack Obama, Barack Obama
Ooyy ooyy
Shout
Barack Obama, Barack Obama, Barack Obama
Ooyy ooyy

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One Response to “Barack Obama” by Cocoa Tea

  1. Not that election songs are ever good, but I think the fact that Barack Obama’s name is so rhythmic has made musicians lazy. Just say it over and over again, call it a chorus, and you’re done.

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