Wednesday, 2 February 2011

A Sam Cooke Hymn for Egyptians Today - A Change is Gonna Come

It's a haunting song, sang by the maestro Sam Cooke. It spoke of the Civil Rights Movement in the USA in the early 1960s.

But for those in Egypt today who feel that President Hosni Mubarak's words in his recent address didn't go far enough and to those who are fighting inequality and injustice around the world, these words sang by Cooke feel particularly apt right now.

'A Change is Gonna Come'.


  1. Well said and a perfect song choice :)
    Do you like James Taylor? If so, his version is certainly worth listening to - I can only find it on - But it's awesome :)

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  3. I do and I he sang it in West Wing (series 6, episode 7 if memory serves me correctly!) in the run-up to my favourite episode where Bartlett has an MS seizure on Air Force One on his way to the China summit!

    Sam Cooke is a God.

  4. He did :D
    That is an awesome episode. Although my favourite has to be eith 'Two Cathedrals' or 'The Warfare of Genghis Khan' :)