Braille Monitor                         November 2020

(back) (contents) (next)

Federationists Continue to Express Our Commitment in Song: “My Vote” (“My Shot” Parody Lyrics)

by Precious Perez

Precious PerezI am not throwing away my vote!
I am not throwing away my vote!
Hey yo, I live in this country, I got a civic duty,
and I'm not throwing away my vote!
I'm a blind American who’s in college,
gettin' an education, and dang, they're amazed and astonished.
The problem is society thinks that we can't accomplish
things like gettin' a job,
and earning equal pay as blind people.
I'm a Federationist,
That's what you need to know.
Tryin' to reach my goal. My powerful vote is undeniable.
Only eighty years, but our country's older,
these US policies get bolder,
we shoulder
ev'ry burden, ev'ry disadvantage,
we have learned to manage,
but we’re not alone in all this,
trabajamos todos juntos.*
The plan is to turn this spark into a flame,
So let me tell you how to exercise your right today.
Just go to nfb.org/vote, wherever you may be.
Equality, fight for voting independently,
we have the right to participate in democracy.
Essentially, we are a minority.
We have the power to shape the future with advocacy,
we ain't never gonna see the change in policy,
unless we stand up on election day and make 'em see.
That we are not throwing away our vote,
we are not throwing away our vote.
Hey yo, we live in this country
we got a civic duty,
and we’re not throwing away our vote!
And we’re not throwing away our vote!
We are not throwing away my vote.
Hey yo, we live in this country
we got a civic duty,
and we're not throwing away our vote!
Es hora de votar.**

Editorʼs Note: Our best translation:
* We all work together.
** It is time (now) to vote.

(back) (contents) (next)