Too Late to Apologize: A Declaration

Happy 243rd America!

In honor of Independence Day yesterday, we thought it appropriate (and fun) to share this parody of the song Apologize by OneRepublic/Timbaland from Soomo Learning.  The parody, Too Late to Apologize: A Declaration, was the publisher’s attempt “to humanize the sentiment of the founders in writing the declaration.” According to Soomo, the “video is an anachronistic daydream asking the question, if pop producer Timbaland had sought to build consensus around declaring independence, what might he have produced?”

We invite you to watch the music video and read the lyrics below. If you enjoy the song, click HERE to download the audio file (mp3) courtesy of Soomo Publishing.

Non-traditional, educational resources such as this music video have the potential to engage diverse and untapped audiences, affording us the opportunity to broaden our student and civic engagement projects. Therefore, we encourage you to share this post and others like it, for as James Madison counseled, “The advancement and diffusion of knowledge is the only guardian of true liberty.”

Too Late to Apologize: A Declaration by TJ and the Revo

LYRICS

Halfway across the globe
And we’re standing on new ground
Screaming ‘cross the waves
You can’t hear a sound
There’s no fair trials, no trade, no liberties
No tea
We’ve colonized America; we won’t stand for tyranny,
Oh king

And it’s too late to apologize
It’s too late
I said it’s too late to apologize
It’s too late

We’ve paid your foolish tax, read the acts
And they just won’t do
We want to make it clear, we believe this much is true
All men were created with certain

Unalienable rights
Among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit
Of happiness

And it’s too late to apologize
It’s too late
I said It’s too late to apologize
It’s too late

It’s too late to apologize
It’s too late
I said it’s too late apologize
It’s too late

I said it’s too late to apologize, yeah
It’s too late
I said it’s too late to apologize, yeah

Halfway across the globe
And we’re standing on new ground