Wyclef Jean on Chappelle Show

Discussion in 'Music Discussion' started by pepeleuepe, Mar 20, 2004.

  1. macrumors 6502

    #1
    Wyclef Jean was the musical guest on the Chappelle Show this past week and he played this great song I had never heard before. It started out with "If I was President, I'd be elected on Friday, assassinated on Saturday, buried on Sunday..."

    Just wondering if anyone else has heard this song before and/or knows the name of it or where I could find it.

    Thanks
     
  2. macrumors newbie

    #2
    Wyclef

    I love this song but I cant find it!!!! I hate that! GAH!!!!

    An old man told me instead of spending...billions on the war
    we could use that for the ghetto
    Cuz I know folks so poor that when it rains thats when they shower, screaming fight the power.
    something like that, It hit me so hard I have to hear it again...someone please respond!!!
     
  3. macrumors newbie

    #3

    DOES ANYONE KNOW THE NAME OF THAT SONG?
     
  4. macrumors 6502

    #4
    Well, considering no one has replied with any information by now I'm guessing its not a song that has been released in the past. So we can either hope for a release in the future or hope for a savvy Tivo user that recorded the Chappelle show to share with us. If anyone is that savvy Tivo user, let us know :) .
     
  5. macrumors 6502a

    #5
    Yeah that song kicks ass. Just like other Wyclef songs. My friend has it on Tivo, we watched it like 30 times. He's tring to get the audio off of it so if he does ill let you guys know. I haven't been able to find it anywhere even on Kazza. I would give it a few weeks and it will be all over the net.

    What a great song!
     
  6. macrumors newbie

    #6
    http://www.christiansfordean.info/Wyclef.html ...found it on the howard dean website using a google search and putting "if i was president" in quotes along with wyclef. it has an mp3 for download and a video of it will load automaticly on the page
     
  7. macrumors 6502

    #7
    Wow, thanks. I've had this in my head ever since I heard it. Nice googling, I looked forever online and couldn't find it anywhere.
     
  8. macrumors newbie

    #8
    Hey just to let everyone know i threw the song up on kazaa if you want it off of there.....
     
  9. macrumors newbie

    #9
    Lyrics

    Hey guys, I was just wondering if any of you knows where I can find the lyrics to this song. I really need to know what Wyclef says after " Tell the children the truth, the truth. Christopher Colombus didnt discover America. Tell them the truth, the truth yea. Tell them about Marcus....." What does he say after that Marcus who? If anybody knows that would be great. Thanks!
     
  10. A_R
    macrumors newbie

    #10
    "MARCUS GARVEY"... sucka :)

    Man is our country mis-informed :rolleyes:
     
  11. macrumors newbie

    #11
    Thanks dude ^
     
  12. macrumors newbie

    #12
    heh heh
    the whole WORLD is spiraling downward...
    anywhoo....
    ^_^
    on a lighter note
    i saw this on the Chapelle show and LOVED it too
    <3
    thanks for the link to hear it!
    i need to tell my social studies teacher about it
    :D
    he's all about mass education
     
  13. macrumors Penryn

    Abstract

    #13
    I can't believe that a Wyclef song can be good, especially since everything I've heard of his after The Carnival has been dismal. Why did he cover, 'Wish You Were Here'....oh why.....Clef, why!!
     
  14. macrumors newbie

    #14
    The album

    "Wyclef played some more music from the boys, then cued up the first single from his own forthcoming Silent But Deadly LP, "If I Was President."
    I got this from a musci guide website. Hope it helps!
     
  15. Moderator emeritus

    mkrishnan

    #15
    This is sweet - thanks! I love Wyclef's acoustic songs. I have a cover of Knockin' on Heaven's Door (on iTunes) that I love too...has a very spiritual groove. And the cover of No Woman, No Cry from The Score is one I love too.
     
  16. macrumors newbie

    #16
    Hi

    Its another version of this song and its live.. u can find his lyrics searching by google

    http://radio.indymedia.org/uploads/wyclef-if-i-were-president.mp3


    If I was president,
    I'd get elected on Friday, assasinated on Saturday,
    and buried on Sunday.

    If I was president...
    If I was president

    An old man told me, instead of spending billions on the war,
    we can use some of that money, in the ghetto.
    I know some so poor, they use the spring as the shower,
    when screaming "fight the power".
    That's when the vulture devoured

    [chorus]
    If I was president,
    I'd get elected on Friday, assasinated on Saturday,
    and buried on Sunday.

    If I was president...
    If I was president...
    If I was president...
    If I was president

    But the radio won't play this.
    They call this rebel music.
    How can you refuse it, children of moses?

    [chorus]
    If I was president,
    I'd get elected on Friday, assasinated on Saturday,
    and buried on Sunday.

    If I was president...
    If i was president

    Tell the children the truth, the truth.
    Christopher Columbus didn't discover America.
    Tell them the truth.
    The truth
    YEAH! Tell them about Marcus Garvey.
    The truth YEAH! The truth.
    Tell them about Martin Luther King.
    Tell them the truth.
    The Truth.
    Tell them about JFK

    If I was President
    [chorus]
    If I was president,
    I'd get elected on Friday, assasinated on Saturday,
    and buried on Sunday.

    If I was president...
    If I was president
     
  17. macrumors newbie

    #17
    If I was president,
    I'd get elected on Friday, assasinated on Saturday,
    and buried on Sunday.

    If I was president...
    If I was president

    An old man told me, instead of spending billions on the war,
    we can use some of that money, in the ghetto.
    I know some so poor, they use the spring as the shower,
    when screaming "fight the power".
    That's when the vulture devoured

    [chorus]
    If I was president,
    I'd get elected on Friday, assasinated on Saturday,
    and buried on Sunday.

    If I was president...
    If I was president...
    If I was president...
    If I was president

    But the radio won't play this.
    They call this rebel music.
    How can you refuse it, children of moses?

    [chorus]
    If I was president,
    I'd get elected on Friday, assasinated on Saturday,
    and buried on Sunday.

    If I was president...
    If i was president

    Tell the children the truth, the truth.
    Christopher Columbus didn't discover America.
    Tell them the truth.
    The truth
    YEAH! Tell them about Marcus Garvey.
    The truth YEAH! The truth.
    Tell them about Martin Luther King.
    Tell them the truth.
    The Truth.
    Tell them about JFK

    If I was President
    [chorus]
    If I was president,
    I'd get elected on Friday, assasinated on Saturday,
    and buried on Sunday.

    If I was president...
    If I was president



    all his lyrics is available searching by google...
     
  18. Moderator emeritus

    mkrishnan

    #18
    Which, actually, is a very good reason why you do not need to post them here! Twice! :eek: ;) :D

    I do love Wyclef, though. I'm glad you do, too. :)
     
  19. macrumors 68020

    Stampyhead

    #19
    Hm. Am I the only one here who thought that song was lame?
     

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