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Pink - Dear Mr President - Student Analysis

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Analysis of the Pink song

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Pink - Dear Mr President - Student Analysis

  1. 1. How do you sleep while the rest of us cry?How do you dream when a mother has no chance to saygoodbye?How do you walk with your head held high?Can you even look me in the eye? How = repetition Now questioning his response to the world he created We’re back to honesty again – just like at the beginning
  2. 2. Let me tell you bout hard work This stanza has a differentMinimum wage with a baby on the shape/formatway No more questions – she’s telling himLet me tell you bout hard work nowRebuilding your house after the The government keeps minimumbombs took them away wage minimal. Between $6.20 andLet me tell you bout hard work 8.00/hr, except for Wyoming, which pays 5.15 unless you make tipsBuilding a bed out of a cardboard too, in which case your employer canbox legally pay you $2.23/hr!Let me tell you bout hard work (NB The min. wage was $3.25/anHard work hour when I was your age in 1983.Hard work That’s over 25 years ago.You dont know nothing bout hard Bombs – Iraq/AfghanistanworkHard work Cardboard box = homelessHard work Spoilt, privileged childOh
  3. 3. How do you sleep at night?How do you walk with your head held high?Dear Mr. President,Youd never take a walk with me.Would you? In the beginning, she opens a dialogue. In the end, she realises that it’s pointless. He’d never listen. All of our words fall on deaf ears.

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