Jeff Goodby writes a song for American kids to encourage adults to re-elect President Obama

Screen shot 2012-10-29 at 11.05.11 AM.jpgJeff Goodby and Rich Silverstein from Goodby Silverstein & Partners, San Francisco have created a web film featuring school children singing a song lamenting where the world will end up if their parents don't vote for Obama.

Goodby (below left) wrote the song (despite being a registered Republican) and Silverstein served as the art director.

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GOODBY-CANNES.jpgRe-electing President Obama is a momentous decision that will require every single voter.  

What would the children of the future say if American voters let them down this November?

Lyrics:

Imagine an America
Where strip mines are fun and free
Where gays can be fixed
And sick people just die
And oil fills the sea

We don't have to pay for freeways!
Our schools are good enough
Give us endless wars
On foreign shores
And lots of Chinese stuff

We're the children of the future
American through and through
But something happened to our country
And we're kinda blaming you
 
We haven't killed all the polar bears
But it's not for lack of trying
Big Bird is sacked
The Earth is cracked
And the atmosphere is frying
 
Congress went home early
They did their best we know
You can't cut spending
With elections pending
Unless it's welfare dough

We're the children of the future
American through and through
But something happened to our country
And we're kinda blaming you
 
Find a park that is still open
And take a breath of poison air
They foreclosed your place
To build a weapon in space
But you can write off your au pair
 
It's a little awkward to tell you
But you left us holding the bag
When we look around
The place is all dumbed down
And the long term's kind of a drag
 
We're the children of the future
American through and through
But something happened to our country
And yeah, we're blaming you
 
You did your best
You failed the test

Mom and Dad
We're blaming you!


Kids: 
Andrés, Aramé, Ariel, Ava, Bailey, Benjamin, Brandon, Bryn, Carmen, Claire, Damien, Daniel, Delphina, Desi, Dylan, Emi, Emma, Eric, Evelyn, Isaak, Lana, Michael, Nathan, Nora, Rachel, Ratu, Ryan, Vincenzo, Zachary. 

Adults:
Dave Baker, Ty Bardi, Sue Bohlin, Norman Bonney, Bess Cocke, Nicholas DeMatteo, Yair Evnine, Whitney Ferris, Jeff Goodby, Tim Green, Bob Henningsen, Sam Houser, Erik Johnson, Genevieve McCarty, David Michel Ruddy, Quinn Moticka, Alison Plansky, Todd Porter, Thomas Ruge, Alvin Shen, Rich Silverstein, Jaime Szefc, Nathan T Walker.

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