1-20-09: A Sea Change Begins
1.20.09 - Inauguration Day
There's colors on the street
Red, white and blue
People shufflin' their feet (on the human highway)
People sleepin' in their shoes
But there's a warnin' sign on the road ahead
Keep on rockin' in the free world
A Crowd of People Stood and Stared
Got a man of the people, says keep hope alive
You were only waiting for this moment to be free
On 1.20.09 we were part of history. It was a be the rain, be the change, sea change moment.
Almost 2 weeks later, we still feel the emotion of the moment. Imagine being in Times Square on New Year's eve. Multiply that by 1,000. Imagine your best Neil Young concert. Multiply that by 100.
It was our generation's Woodstock on the Potomac. 3 days of peace, love and music. Our helicopter day.
By the time we got to Washington we were nearly 2 million strong.
And everywhere there was song and celebration. And I dreamed I saw the bombers, riding shotgun in the sky. And they were turning into butterflies, above our nation.
Although we were nearly a mile away watching the Jumbotron when we heard "I Barack Hussein Obama do solemnly swear to uphold the Constitution" we could instantly feel a surge of electricity jolting down the Mall from the Capitol to the Washington Monument back to the Lincoln Memorial. All around us people hugged and cried and cheered.
It was truly a moment we'll never forget and we were honored to be there doing our small part in the name of freedom.
Now, there are some who question the scale of our ambitions, who suggest that our system cannot tolerate too many big plans. Their memories are short, for they have forgotten what this country has already done, what free men and women can achieve when imagination is joined to common purpose, and necessity to courage. What the cynics fail to understand is that the ground has shifted beneath them, that the stale political arguments that have consumed us for so long no longer apply.
Yes You Can!
Be the rain, be the change, be the wheat.
Thanks Kait, Kevin "Union Man", Brian "Keys Left Hangin'" & Thrashette!!!
The Original Linc-Volt
More photo galleries of the "We Are One" Inaugural Concert and Inauguration Day in Washington, DC.