A Cautious Man
January 18, 2009
Sunday Night Springsteen
With MLK Day tomorrow, and the inauguration of Barack Obama as President the next day, we're going with "When The Saints Go Marching In".
Why? Check the lyrics. If you wait until the end of the song, this is what you hear -
But I'm waiting for that morning,
When the new world is revealed.
While this may not be what the writer may have intended, we're going to see what this new world will reveal, and that's a hopeful thing.
Not to mention the first lines of the song -
We are trav'ling in the footsteps
Of those who've gone before
We certainly are traveling in the footsteps of those who have been to the mountain top.
[Edited to add]
Bruce with Pete Seeger today, on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial singing "This Land Is Your Land". Can it get any cooler?
[Edit on 1/21/09] The original YouTube link for Bruce & Pete & Co. was from the HBO broadcast, but HBO has somehow asserted copyright over images of a free, public concert. Thanks to Todd at Catholic Sensibility, who had a link to a non-HBO (anyone want to suggest what the "B" should stand for?) tape.