This song is from the “heart” of America. It says what many Americans are thinking and wondering about their representatives. How could our representatives in the government just ignore the very people who voted them in? Tell me! Tell me! Tell me!
I literally woke up on October 25, 2011 and felt the urge to send a message to Congress. I wanted to do a YouTube video and see how I could get people in Congress to remember that they “work for us” not us “working for them.” I said as I have often said: “Something is wrong with this picture.” That morning, I woke up at 5:45 and wrote most of the song at the ironing board by 6:00. Then I got ready for work. I realized that the song was more than a YouTube song so I proceeded to work on it some more. My wife, Lavern, was a tremendous help. I often went to her to see what she thought. She gave me great feedback and so I kept on revising the song until I thought I could present it to a more qualified artist. Kenny Simmons, formerly of the Commodores, was that artist. He has become a great friend and musical adviser. We worked in the past on another project. I hesitantly presented the song to him while I sat in my car. He listened to it, he was nodding his head (good sign) and he said “I like this.” That made my day! I went back to Garage Band and made a few adjustments. Kenny (Phoenix Atlantis Entertainment) mastered the track and by December 13, 2011 (4:57 PM) I had received the finished CD from Disc Makers ready for sale!
I hope that this song sends a very loud and clear message to all of our elected representatives and reminds them that the American Government is a Government of the people, for the people and by the people. Individuals vote, not corporations! I hope that many will download this song, play it everywhere. I hope it is played out loud in Washington, DC so that when members of Congress hear it, they will start to develop a conscience and a memory that tells them that they “owe it to the people” to do what will help America and Americans. Too many people are out of work and suffering as a result. Let’s bring this message to every corner of America and let it become a subject of conversation not just because of the “Occupy movement” but because all of America is saying “We see you sitting there doing nothing and we will not accept it any longer!” Congress needs to get people back to work and stop playing politics. Pass whatever “Jobs Bill” that needs to be passed and focus on the success of Americans, not on the demise of an American President.
See the music video: “How Do You Sit There?” Congress, are you listening? – YouTube.
Download the song: Mario Depeine, Sr. | “How Do You Sit There?” | CD Baby,