De reis naar de werkelijkheid van Barack Obama

Barack Obama (zijn toespraak op 5 februari 2008):

Change will not come if we wait for some other person
Verandering komt niet als we op iemand anders wachten
XXXOr if we wait for some other time
XXXOf als we op een andere tijd wachten
XXXXWe are the ones we’ve been waiting for
XXXXWij zijn diegenen waar we op gewacht hebben
XXXXXWe are the change that we seek
XXXXXWij zijn de verandering waar we naar uitzien
On this Tuesday in February
States north and south, east and west
What began as a whisper in Springfield
Has swelled to a chorus of millions
Calling for change
It’s a chorus that can not be ignored
A chorus that can not be deterred
This time can be different
Because this campaign for the presidency of
the United States of America is different
[Publiek scandeert: Yes, we can]
It’s different not because of me
It’s different because of you
Change will not come if we wait for some other person
Verandering komt niet als we op iemand anders wachten
Or if we wait for some other time
Of als we op een andere tijd wachten
We are the ones we’ve been waiting for
Wij zijn diegenen waar we op gewacht hebben
[Publiek juicht]
We, we are the change that we seek
Wij, wij zijn de verandering waar we naar uitzien
We are the hope of those boys who have so little
Who’ve been told that they can not have what they dream
That they can not be what they imagine
Yes, they can
We are the hope of the father who goes to work before dawn
And lies awake with doubt that tells him he can not give his
children the same opportunities that someone gave him
Yes, he can
We are the hope of the woman who hears
that her city will not be rebuilt
That she can not somehow claim the life that was
swept away in a terrible storm
Yes, she can
We are the hope of the future
The answer to the cynics who tell us our house must stand divided
That we can not come together
That we can not remake this world as it should be
We know that we have seen something happen
Over the last several weeks
Over the past several months
We know that what began as a whisper
Is now swelled to a chorus that can not be ignored
That will not be deterred
That will ring out across this land
As a hymn that will heal this nation
Repair this world
Make this time different then all the rest
Yes, we can
Yes, we can
Yes, we can
Yes, we can



Barack Obama