Herenton campaign theme: "Just One"

Not to be confused with the James Ingram song, "Just Once," 9th Congressional District candidate and former Memphis mayor Willie Herenton unveiled his new campaign theme, called "Just One" with the numeral "1" carved into the middle of the letter "O". It is not exactly a subtle message to voters that the Herenton campaign believes Tennessee deserves at least one African-American representative in Congress. "Can't we get just one?" Herenton said at a long press conference earlier today.

Here is the link to the quick web story. We'll have more later this afternoon and even more in tomorrow's print edition.

Special prize to someone who can rework the old James Ingram tune into a campaign theme song -- either for or against Herenton. Lyrics to "Just Once" after the jump (and you've got to admit, even the original lyrics can be interpreted as describing much about the relationship between Willie Herenton and the city of Memphis):
Just Once
I did my best, but I guess my best wasn't good enough
'cause here we are back where we were before
seems nothing ever changes
we're back to being strangers
wondering if we ought to stay or head on out the door

Just once
can't we figure out what we keep doing wrong
why we never last for very long
what are we doing wrong.
just once
can't we find a way to finally make it right
to make the magic last for more than just one night
if we could just get to it
I know we could break through it.
Ohh ohhh

I gave my heart
but I think my heart may have been too much
'cause lord knows we're not getting anywhere
seems we're always blowing
whatever we've got going
and it seems at times with all we've got
we haven't got a prayer....

Just once
can't we figure out what we keep doing wrong
why the good times never last for long,
where are we going wrong
just once...
can't we find a way to finally make it right
to make the magic last for more than just one night
i know we could break through it
if we could just get to it

(Bridge)
Just once, I want to understand.....
why it always comes back to goodbye;
why can't we get ourselves in hand
and admit to one another
we're no good without each other
take the best and make it better
find a way to stay together

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