5. “Early Roman Kings,” Bob Dylan. Who better than Dylan himself to bring the spirit of the 1963 march forward? This metaphorical blues number from his latest album, “Tempest,” has no quick, single meaning. But who could miss the allusions to the distance between the denizens of the halls of power and those powerless subjects of the whims of their choices?
All the early Roman kings
In their sharkskin suits
Bow ties and buttons
High top boots
Drivin' the spikes in
Blazin' the rails
Nailed in their coffins
In top hats and tails
Fly away, little bird
Fly away, flap your wings
6. “New Day,” Alicia Keys. Why not end on a note of unqualified celebration for the changes that have taken place on a day that saw the first black president of the United States standing in the same spot where King voiced his idealistic dream half a century earlier?
There's a feeling that I got that I can't give up
Feeling in my heart that I can't get over
I know that it's coming let the sun come up
Tell me do you feel the same, everybody say
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