Saturday, December 13, 2008

Harry Chapin - What Made America Famous?

Miss Harry -- and I did miss Harry, though I knew his brother Jim and his wife Diane and have spoken with Tom Chapin a number of times, the last at Jim's memorial service. (Jim was the Chapin who didn't sing but what a mind!!) The Chapins are a gift to America. This video is quite a reflection:

...I went to sleep with the hope that made America famous.
I had the kind of a dream that maybe they're still trying to teach in school.
Of the America that made America famous...and
Of the people who just might understand
That how together yes we can
Create a country better than
The one we have made of this land,
We have a choice to make each man
Who dares to dream, reaching out his hand
A prophet or just a crazy God damn
Dreamer of a fool - yes a crazy fool

There's something burning somewhere.
Does anybody care?
Is anybody there?

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