The Rent is Too Damn High

I cannot get enough of Songify This on YouTube. Serious genius, and proof that Autotune is the real source of the abilities of a heckuva lot of “singers” out there. But for real, these are some awesomely talented people with a sense of humour that totally kills me. But I get the Charlie Sheen song stick in my head every time I hear it.

And some people might take offense at their treatment of epic moments in history, when they take speeches from Martin Luther King Jr., Winston Churchill, and JFK and modify them. But I think that anything that anyone does to keep those messages intact in the public consciousness is a good thing. How better to get the truth of those profound moments ingrained in the minds of the people who need them than by making songs out of them? I love this one:


Ask not what your country can do for you
What your country can do for yooooo
For yoooooo
Ask what you can do for your country
Ask not what America will do for you
What America will do for yooooo
For yooooo
But what together we can do
For the freedom of man

To those people in the huts and villages
Across the globe
We pledge our best efforts to help them help themselves
For whatever period is required
Not because the Communists may be doing it
Not because we seek their vote
But because it is right

If a free society cannot help the many who are poor
It cannot save the few who are rich
All this will not be finished
In the first 100 days
Nor will it be finished
In the first 1,000 days
Nor even perhaps in our lifetime
But let us begin

The world is very different now
The torch has been passed
To a new generation of Americans
A new, a new generation of Americans
Let every nation know
That we shall pay any price
Bear any burden, meet any hardship
To assure the survival of liberty

Chorus

Let us go forth to lead the land we love
Asking His blessing
And His help
But knowing that here on Earth
God’s work must truly be our own

Full transcript & video of the speech here:
http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/jfkinaugural.htm

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~ by Trillian on 05/21/2011.

One Response to “The Rent is Too Damn High”

  1. Anything that gets people to thinking first and talking to eachother secondly cannot help but be a good thing.

    Jim

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