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Yes We Can Music Video January 8, 2008

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Wil.i.am front-lines a musical collaboration by many famous faces set to the famous words of Barack Obama's New Hampshire concession speech "Yes We Can."

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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 towards freedom - yes, we can, 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.

Oh, yes we can.

It was the call of workers who organized, women who reached for the ballot, 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, yes we can, yes we can, yes we can, yes we can. Oh we can.

Yes we can.

Yes, we can, to opportunity and prosperity.

Yes, we can, to opportunity and prosperity.

Yes, we can heal this nation. Heal this nation.

Yes, we can repair this world. Repair this world.

Yes, we can. Yes we can. Yes we can. Yes we can. Yes we can. Yes we can.

Si, se puede.

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.

(Crowd Chants): "We want change! We want change! We want change!"

We have been told we cannot do this by a chorus of cynics that 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.

(Crowd Chants): "We want change! We want change! We want change!"

From the hopes of the little girl who goes to public school in ? 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 suggest. That we are one people. That we are one Nation. And together we will begin the next great chapter in the American Story with three words that will ring from sea to shining sea:

Yes we can! Yes we can! Yes we can! Yes we can!

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