This one’s timely at the moment. Find above a performance of Long Walk Home from Cardiff. I hadn’t heard it before, but it quickly became apparent that it was a Bush-era political song with new-found meaning, as we learn of the institutions created under his watch that continue to cast a shadow, and the legacy that’s sustained.. The key lines:
My father said “Son, we’re lucky in this town,
It’s a beautiful place to be born.
It just wraps its arms around you,
Nobody crowds you and nobody goes it alone”
“Your flag flyin’ over the courthouse
Means certain things are set in stone.
Who we are, what we’ll do and what we won’t”
It’s gonna be a long walk home.
I remember smiling a few weeks later, when Rand Paul quoted this at Christie (Jersey’s Governor, a major Boss fan) in the context of their spat over national security.