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Laura Nyro: Save the Country

Save the people, save the children
Save the country, everybody save the country
Save the country, save the country, save the country now

The Pollyanna in me reaches for something hopeful today. The political climate we are living in certainly calls for more protest songs like this one. And if ever we needed a positive rallying cry, it is now.  Nyro, an acclaimed songwriter, singer, pianist, who lamentably died young, at the age of 49, was inspired to write this optimistic, almost buoyant song after the assignation of Robert Kennedy June 5, 1968. Even as she wrote of fury, she went on to assert: 

We could build the dream with love, I know
We could build the dream with love

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