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“I’m Dreaming” Lyrics
George Washington was a white man
 Adams and Jefferson too
 Abe Lincoln was a white man, probably
 And William McKinley the whitest of them all
 Was shot down by an immigrant in Buffalo
 And a star fell out of heaven

I’m dreaming of a white President
 Just like the ones we’ve always had
 A real live white man
 Who knows the score
 How to handle money or start a war
 Wouldn’t even have to tell me what we were fighting for
 He’d be the right man
 If he were a

I’m dreaming of a white President
 Someone whom we can understand
 Someone who knows where we’re coming from
 And that the law of the jungle is not the law of this land

In deepest darkest Africa nineteen three
 A little boy says, “Daddy, I just discovered relativity.
 A big eclipse is coming
 And I’ll prove it. Wait and see!”

“You better eclipse yourself outta here, son
 And find yourself a tree
 There’s a lion in the front yard
 And he knows he won’t catch me.”

How many little Albert Einsteins
 Cut down in their prime?
 How many little Ronald Reagans
 Gobbled up before their time?

I don’t believe in evolution
 But it does occur to me,
 What if little William Howard Taft had to face a lion
 Or God forbid, climb a tree?
 Where would this country be?

I’m dreaming of a white President
 Buh buh buh buh
 ‘Cause things have never been this bad
 So he won’t run the hundred in ten seconds flat
 So he won’t have a pretty jump shot
 Or be an Olympic acrobat
 So he won’t know much about global warming
 Is that really where you’re at?
 He won’t be the brightest, perhaps
 But he’ll be the whitest
 And I’ll vote for that

Whiter than this?
 Yes
 Whiter than this?
 Yes
 Whiter than this?
 Yes
 Whiter than this?

Oh yeah

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