by Ali Berman
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R&B star and The Voice judge Cee Lo Green has changed the lyrics to his song “Forget You” (or as it’s known off the radio, “F*ck You”) to say “Thank You” as a tribute to firefighters.

What used to be a song that, at least on the album, had a whole lot of expletives is now one big ode of appreciation to the men and women who risk their lives to help others.

Cee-Lo said about the song, “It’s a very noble cause, and I connect with it very, very personally because my mother was a fireman as well – one of the first black female firemen in Atlanta, Georgia, so quite a historic accomplishment. It’s a convenient means of kind of making use of (Forget You) and using that same spotlight to acknowledge and expose what a great humanitarian cause this is. For so many people, citizens, to volunteer themselves… this is voluntary action. It’s not by force, it’s not by draft. This is heart and soul, and we appreciate that.”

So, what does Cee Lo say in this re-recording of the hit song?

“For a lifetime of service in the name of love, we wanna thank you/ I could say it a thousand times and it wouldn’t be enough, we wanna thank you for everything you do.”

The best part is that you can download it for free by clicking here…

Via Contact Music

About Ali Berman

Ali Berman is a writer, teacher and activist. She works as a humane educator for HEART teaching kids about issues affecting people, animals and the environment. Ali is also a fiction writer. Her published work can be found on her website at aliberman.com. In early 2012 Ali co-founded flipmeover, a production company with the mission to use media to raise awareness of social issues.

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