In 2017, Donald Trump became president and ushered in a fresh era in the United States. Now that it has been per annum since he was elected in 2016, a lot of people have found themselves nostalgic for a long time — and presidents — earlier. On Nov. 18, Sunday Night Live provided us the perfect anthem to the sense. The lyrics to SNL’s “KEEP COMING BACK Barack” song will make you skip the era of former President Barack Obama. The ’90s-inspired R&B ballad was performed by number Chance The Rapper, Kenan Thompson, and Chris Redd in a similarly ’90s-encouraged R&B music video tutorial filled with candles, wearing shades indoors, and brooding in the rain — all while absent Obama.
The song begins with lyrics that sound like a regular “missing you”-type track from the ’90s. “This time of calendar year, I get thankful / thankful for you,” they sing. “I see you shifting.” Soon, it becomes noticeable that Chance, Thompson, and Redd aren’t discussing their lover, however the former leader. The trio sang:
I turn the TV on and cry
I say why
Personally i think like we are all heading to die
Keep coming back Barrack
I want you in my life
So keep coming back Barrack
We didn’t know precisely what we had
Like really bad
Like World War bad
The songs also suggested — and hoped — that ex – First Female Michelle Obama would run for leader in 2020. The lyrics also reference point the photographs of Obama and his family looking happy while on vacation, hang-gliding, and dropping off his princess at college.
As being a refresher, here is that happy Obama hang-gliding photos the group sang about.
I just wanna be as happy as Obama on vacation. pic.twitter.com/CsWKvTAiBD
— Rude (@RudeComedian) April 9, 2017
I simply wanna be as happy as Obama on vacation.
So happy, right? So happy it’s almost painful. Like discovering an ex’s luxurious vacation photos using their new significant other in an incredible locale while you’re sitting home on the Saturday night, by themselves, and eating cookies. Together.
But while our ex girlfriend or boyfriend…president appears to be doing this well, the trio sang longingly about absent him.
The change I want is you
I’m in hell
Dreaming about you and Michelle
During Thompson’s spoken-word bridge (a total ’90s staple), he bemoans the U.S. Constitution’s 22nd Amendment, which limits presidents to only offering two conditions in the White House.
Thompson then made a passing reference to Trump, recognizing that the 22nd Amendment still stands.
I guess we stuck with this dude for awhile
You love your pension, homie
But even looking to the future seemed bleak for Chance, Redd, and Thompson, recognizing that no 2020 prospect could possibly come near to being Obama right now. He was truly a one-of-a-kind president.
2020 is looking sad
Like super sad
Come back Barack
Again, the group expects for a run for Michelle Obama, or even Obama’s former vice chief executive, Joe Biden. However, the trio came to the realization that those two choices may actually come to fruition — and they may need to let go and leave the Obama years behind, because politics is somewhat more complicated than simply going back to the good times.
I don’t believe the three of us hold the firmest grasp on government
But Happy Thanksgiving, everybody
Sure, there are most of us — myself included — who skip the good ol’ times. Keep in mind Bo Obama? Remember that time Obama wore a tan suit? Remember when the government encountered a shutdown? Keep in mind the Tea Party? Keep in mind Mitt Romney? It looks like such an innocent time, compared to what has been going on in 2017.
“KEEP COMING BACK Barack” is the perfect anthem if you skip the Obama years and want to express it in a ’90s-motivated R&B ballad.