Chance the Rapper misses Barack Obama just like the rest of us.
The rapper performed a love ballad called “Come Back, Barack,” with Kenan Thompson and Chris Redd on SNL last night. Watch the video below.
“You were so intelligent, you were so strong,” mourn the three men in the Boyz II Men-inspired video.
Chance belts, “and now I see you moving on, and I’m begging you to come back home,” setting the stage for a breakup video. Honestly, come back, Barack.
The group goes by De-Von-Tre, and they might have composed a genuine hit.
“Every night, I turn the TV on and I cry/ I say why, I feel like we’re all gonna die/ So come back, Barack”.
The lyrics and the premise may be hilarious, but our current political predicament is so serious, this song was actually kind of moving, too. What kind of twisted world do we live in?
“Even though it’s not allowed/ I need you in my life/ So come back, Barack/ We didn’t know what we had/ Now things are looking bad/ Like really bad, like world war bad, like nuclear bad/ So come back Barack.”
In one hilarious shot, the trio sings, “so come back, Barack,” as Chris Redd stares at Obama’s presidential portrait. We see Obama waving and stepping into Air Force One just as they sing, “I need you in my life.”
“Look at us, man. We lit 200 candles for you,” says Kenan Thompson. The trio also reflects on what Obama has been up to since leaving office.
“I see you hang glide, living your life, dropping your daughter off at college with your wife.” they mourn.
And they say what we’ve all been feeling:
“And ya’ll look so damn happy. And you deserve it, yeah. But I’m a selfish man. And I know there’s other Democrats. But all I think about is you. And when I think of change, the change I want is you.”
Please, Barack! Come back!
Featured Image Via YouTube Video.