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  Sometimes songs are born of events happening in an artist’s life, sometimes as a reflection of the times in which they live. Rarely, they are born of a confluence of the two. One of these rarities is my Lyrics Undercover subject this week, Sam Cooke’s “A Change Is Gonna Come.” Though only a moderate success sales-wise, “A Change Is Gonna Come” became an anthem for the American Civil Rights Movement, and is widely considered Cooke’s best composition.
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