will.i.am and I Come Full Circle Courtesy of Obama

Avid readers of my blog know that during the 2008 US elections I was inspired by will.i.am‘s Yes We Can video, so much so that I decided to do my part and create a few pro-Obama designs in Hebrew and make them available for download for free. Well, after Obama won, the Black Eyed Peas’ frontman released a new song called It’s A New Day, which features loads of still shots from the night Obama won – and guess whose banner is shown (for less than a second) within these photos?
That’s right, the Associated Press photo that was featured on HuffPo’s front page has made its way into this video. It seems my ‘electing Obama’ adventures started with will.i.am and ended with will.i.am:
A frame from will.i.am's It's a New Day video

Now, I knew everyone gets to be famous for 15 minutes, I just did not realize in the 21st century it means you get a million people’s attention for half a second. Here’s the video, make sure not to blink at 38 seconds:
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wai6OM3YKTk

will.i.am – It’s a New Day – lyrics

Buy this MP3 track.

I went to sleep last night tired from the fight
I’ve been fightin’ for tomorrow all my life yeah
I woke up this mornin’ feelin’ brand new
‘cos the dreams that I’ve been dreamin’ have finally came true

It’s a new day
It’s a new day
It’s a new day
It’s a new day
It’s a new day

It’s been a long time comin’
Up the mountain kept runnin’
Songs of freedom kept hummin’
Channelin’ Harriet Tubman,
Kennedy, Lincoln, and King
We gotta manifest that dream
It feels like we’re swimmin’ up stream
It feels like I’m stuck in between
A rock and a hard place
We’ve been through the heart-aches
And lived through the darkest days
If you and I made it this far well then hey!
We can make it all the way
And they said no we can’t
And we said yes we can
Remember it’s you and me, together

I woke up this mornin’ feelin’ alright
I’ve been fightin’ for tomorrow all my life
Yo I woke up this mornin’ feelin’ brand new
‘cos the dreams that I’ve been dreamin’ have finally came true

It’s a new day
It’s a new day
It’s a new day
It’s a new day
It’s a new day
It’s a new day
It’s a new day

It’s been a long time waitin’
Waitin’ for this moment
It’s been a long time prayin’
Prayin’ for this moment
We’ve hoped for this moment
And now that we own it
For life I’m ‘a hold it
And I won’t let it go

This is for our fathers
Our brothers our friends
Who fought for freedom
Our sisters our mothers
Who died for us to be in this moment
Stop and cherish this moment
Stop and cherish this time

It’s time for unity
For us and we
That’s you and me, together

I woke up this mornin’ feelin’ brand new
‘Cos the dreams that I’ve been dreamin’ finally came true
Yo I woke up this mornin’ feelin’ alright
‘cos we weren’t fightin’ for nothin’
And the soldiers weren’t fightin’ for nothin’
No Martin wasn’t dreamin’ for nothin’
And Lincoln didn’t change it for nothin’
And children weren’t cryin’ for nothin’

It’s a new day
It’s a new day
It’s a new day
It’s a new day
It’s a new day
It’s a new day
It’s a new day

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2 thoughts on “will.i.am and I Come Full Circle Courtesy of Obama”

  1. Mazel Tov!!!!!!! This is really cool, how many other people do you know who can say they have even a small connection to the fabulous Obama videos of will.i.am??

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