A song echoing the sentiments of ‘The Race’ itself emerged into the inspirational words concluding the historic Obama victory – ‘Pick Yourself Up’ from the 1936 Fred Astaire film ‘Swing Time’. The video above is a Diana Krall version since the clip from the film has now been removed from YouTube.
“Pick yourself up, take a deep breath, dust yourself off
And start all over again, nothing’s impossible I have found
For when my chin is on the ground, I pick myself up
Dust myself up, and start all over again
Don’t lose your confidence if you slip
Be grateful for a pleasant trip, just pick yourself up and dust yourself off
And start all over again,
Work like a soul inspired, til’ the battle of the day is won.
You may be sick and tired, but you’ll be a man my son.
Will you remember the famous men, who had to fall to rise again?
So take a deep breath, pick yourself up, dust yourself off and start again.”