Una vez más, el gran ha vuelto a armarla en el mundo de la música norteamericana. Acaba de lanzar en su propia web, gratis, I´m dreaming of a White President’.

Una canción absolutamente irónica, graciosa, anti racista,  con todo el sentido del humor que el gran autor de la música de Toy Story puede ser capaz.

Randy Newman dice que se siente orgulloso de poder tener a un presidente negro de la calidad Obama en la Casa Blanca, algo que pone enfermos a los republicanos, sencillamente, por un racismo crónico, enfermizo, estúpido y reacionario.

No es la primera vez que Randy Newman escandaliza a los americanos. En el soberbio album “Little Criminals” del año 1977,  se incluía como primer tema ‘Short people’, una genial canción en que se ría de la gente baja, pequeña, de ideas pequeñas, no de estatura. Genial canción.

Esta es la letra de la nueva canción antiracista:

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

El video del tema en Youtube:

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