Dear Mr. President
by Pink

Album: I'm Not Dead (2006)
Charted: 34


  • Written by Pink with her collaborator/producer Billy Mann, this song is an open letter to the President of the United States at the time, George W. Bush. In the song, Pink asks questions covering many controversial issues, including war, homosexuality, the homeless, abortion, and drug abuse. It was released as a single in Europe, Australia and Canada, but was never released as a single in the US because Pink didn't want it to be interpreted as a publicity stunt.
  • Amy Ray and Emily Saliers of Indigo Girls sing on this track with Pink. They shared the political views expressed in this song - the Indigo Girls track "Pendulum Swinger" also takes on President Bush.

    In a Songfacts interview with Amy Ray, she talked about the collaboration: "We were big Pink fans even then, so we were kind of flabbergasted, actually, like, Wow! We didn't even think she knew who we were. It was a big surprise. But then it all made sense. We got together with them and did the song. And Pink's an awesome person. She's just really a really great person and such a great artist. When you're in the studio with her and you hear her sing with no band and no effects - there's nothing else going on except for her voice - it's just quite amazing."
  • Linda Perry's group 4 Non Blondes released a song with the same title in 1992. Perry wrote Pink's 2001 hit "Get The Party Started."


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