Barack Hussein Obama

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Barack Hussein Obama

August 4 1961
A day like any other
On an island, a child was born
His name Barack Obama
His father left home
His elders opened the door to a diversity of culture
He wrote that one day the highest oath he’d take
A boy’s dream for tomorrow

Barack Hussein Obama
We see the best of us in you
Barak Hussein Obama
We pass this torch
Light the path
We’ll help see you through

October 3 1992
A day to remember
What once was one, now is two
A partner for forever
From the Ivy League to the windy streets
In Roseland Parish you rose to your feet
Sharing in the lives of those on the street
Bold steps towards a dream

You asked: Are we ready to stand?
We said: Yes we can
Ready to sacrifice?
We said: yes we can
You said: Can you believe?
We said: yes we can
Hold on to the dream

November 4, 2008
A day unlike no other
A day of mourning, a day of faith
The long road to tomorrow
The winds of change rose up from the streets
The streets of a nation
A new foundation under our feet
Hope for tomorrow

President Obama
We see the best of us in you
Barack Hussein Obama
We pass this torch, light the path
We pass this torch, free at last
We pass the torch, light the path
We’ll help see you through

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from Bridging Borders, released June 5, 2016

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Christophe Elie Ottawa, Ontario

Plugging in an electric guitar as a 16-year-old kid growing up, the visceral, compelling storytelling of folk-rock has reverberated through his music ever since.
Noted for his passionate performances and rugged vocal style, Elie’s music is writerly, invigorating and, perhaps most important of all, utterly compelling whilst challenging the listener with its message.
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