Roundtable Break: “People Have the Power”

“Listen, I believe everythin’ we dream
Can come to pass through our union
We can turn the world around
We can turn the earth’s revolution

Artist: Patti Smith
Song:
“People Have the Power”
Album:
Dream of Life
Year:
1988

I’m on vacation this week, so you can chew on this topic for a while.

If Patti Smith wrote this song in 2017, how would its contents and delivery be different? How about every other artist who ever wrote a protest song?

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