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Baby says I can’t come with him
And I had read all of this in his eyes
Long before he even said so
Why go, I asked
You know and I know why
And it’ll be just as quiet when I leave
As it was when I first got here
I don’t expect anything
I don’t expect anything

Take care
I’ve been hurt before
Too much time spent on closing doors
You may hate me, but I’ll remember to love you
Goodbye
Don’t cry
You know why
And it’ll be just as quiet when I leave
As it was when I first got here
I don’t expect anything
I don’t expect anything

All the waves of blame arrange as broken scenery
As they steal your best memories away
What if I was someone different in your only history?
Would you feel the same
As I walk out the door
Never to see your face again
Never to see your face again

And it’ll be just as quiet when I leave
As it was when I first got here
It’ll be just as quiet when I leave
As it was when I first got here
I don’t expect anything
I don’t expect anything
I don’t expect anything
I don’t expect anything
I don’t expect anything
I don’t expect anything to change when I leave

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You walked with me,
Footprints in the sand,
And help me understand,
Where I’m going,

You walked with me,
When I was all alone,
With so much unknown,
Along the way,
Then I heard you say,

I promise you,
I’m always there,
When your heart is filled
With sorrow and despair,
I’ll carry you
When you need a friend,
You’ll find my footprints in the sand.

I see my life flash across the sky,
So many times have I been so afraid.
And just when I, I thought I lost my way,
You give me strength to carry on,
That’s when I heard you say,

I promise you
I’m always there
When your heart is filled
With sorrow and despair
And, I’ll carry you
When you need a friend
You’ll find my footprints in the sand.

When I’m with you,
Well I know you’ve been there,
And I can feel you when you say,

I promise you (you)
I’m always there
When your heart is filled (when your heart)
With sadness and despair (and despair)
I’ll carry you when you need a friend (need a friend)
You’ll find my footprints in the sand. (I promise you)

Ohh. (I’m always there)

When your heart is full of
Sadness and despair, (and despair)
I’ll carry you when you need a friend. (I’ll carry you)
You’ll find my footprints in the sand.

Calm down, deep breaths
And get yourself dressed instead
Of running around and pulling on your threads and breaking yourself up
If it’s a broken part – replace it
if it’s a broken arm the brace it
if it’s a broken heart then face it..

And hold your own
Know your name
And go your own way
Hold your own
Know your name
And go your own way
And everything will be fine

Hang on
Help is on the way
And stay strong
I’m doing everything

Hold your own
Know your name
And go your own way
Hold your own
Know your name
And go your own way
And everything, everything will be fine
Everything

All the details in the fabric,
All the things that make you panic
All your thoughts resort so statically
All the things that make you blow
And no reason go on and scream
If you’re shocked it’s just the fault of faulty manufacturing

Everything will be fine
Everything in no time at all
Everything…

yes we can

This is a music video inspired by Barack Obama’s earlier speeches. You wanna talk about repetition? Think about how repetition is used here and its effect. Is it persuasive?
Some examples of poetic devices are in bold. Can you identify which devices they are?

It was a creed written into the founding documents that declared the destiny of a nation.

Yes we can.

It was whispered by slaves and abolitionists as they blazed a trail toward freedom.

Yes we can.

It was sung by immigrants as they struck out from distant shores and pioneers who pushed westward against an unforgiving wilderness.

Yes we can.

It was the call of workers who organized; women who reached for the ballots; a President who chose the moon as our new frontier; and a King who took us to the mountaintop and pointed the way to the Promised Land.

Yes we can to justice and equality.

Yes we can to opportunity and prosperity.

Yes we can heal this nation.

Yes we can repair this world.

Yes we can.

We know the battle ahead will be long, but always remember that no matter what obstacles stand in our way, nothing can stand in the way of the power of millions of voices calling for change.

We have been told we cannot do this by a chorus of cynics…they will only grow louder and more dissonant ……….. We’ve been asked to pause for a reality check. We’ve been warned against offering the people of this nation false hope.

But in the unlikely story that is America, there has never been anything false about hope.

Now the hopes of the little girl who goes to a crumbling school in Dillon are the same as the dreams of the boy who learns on the streets of LA; we will remember that there is something happening in America; that we are not as divided as our politics suggests; that we are one people; we are one nation; and together, we will begin the next great chapter in the American story with three words that will ring from coast to coast; from sea to shining sea —

Yes. We. Can.