Democrat, republican …..or…

or is it possible to be something else, than democrat or republican? Akon thinks so. In his song “no labels” he appeals to the Americans to rather think solution, than doing politics.

Who is Akon?

Aliaune Damala Badara Akon Thiam is born April 16, 1973. He is a Senegalese American, a R&B, a hip hop recording artist, a songwriter, a record producer and businessman. He his better know as Akon. He grew up in Senegal, but when he was 7 his family settled in New Jersey. His dad, Mor Thiam, was a successful jazz drummer. Soon after moving back to the States, Akon discovered hip-hop for the first time.

What is the song “No Labels” about?

“No labels” is that no one should be running the country, not a republican, no Democrat, no monarch and no republic to govern the country. It is the people in the country that  should rule. Presidents and other board leaders, promise so much, but can not keep more than two things. If the people decide, he means that America will achieve more.

The first verse says that we are just ordinary people, even if we are blue or red. The people in America just want honesty, not empty promise.

The chorus is about, America will be better without labels, and the will be more change in the country with no labels. The whole meaning with the chorus is, he wants democrat and republican to throw the tie away.

In the last verse  Akon sings about the next genertion. do you want to see them on good school and hospital? or do want your kids to end up like gangsters? Akon means if we stand togheter, we have a better chance to make good future for the next genertion. We have to stand together and just be one party.


LYRICS – “No Labels” by Akon

We may not understand this whole process and how things go
I’m just an ordinary man tryna live free and god knows
See a man with a blue tie
See a man with a red tie
So how about we tie ourselves together and get it done
Do what’s right for America
And all we ask from you is some honesty
And motivation give us something we believe
I’m only one man with a voice to something we got in common
Need a model well then look at me

[Chorus:]
He’s a democrat
He’s republican
There’s a fight and a race who’s gonna win
Put your differences aside man if you can
Cause there’s way too many people suffering
I wish they didn’t have no labels
There’d be more change with no labels

My kids will grow up soon
Your kids will grow up too
Wouldn’t you like to see them raised up next to good hospitals and good schools
Don’t want ‘em in a juvenile facility
Or growing up with mental disabilities
When all this time you could’ve made a difference but you decided to roll with the party
Are you kidding me
Cause all we ask from you is some honesty
And motivation give us something we believe
I’m only one man with a voice to something we got in common
Need a model well then look at me

[President Abraham Lincoln:] 
Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.

[President Barack Obama:]
There is not a liberal America and a conservative America – there is the United States of America.

[President John F. Kennedy:]
My fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you – ask what you can do for your country.
 
[Martin Luther King, Jr.:]
All we say to America is, “Be true to what you said on paper.”