|"A Born Again
Written by Keith
|In 2008, as it looked increasingly likely
that America was about to elect its first black president,
Norman Lear and Keith Carradine met at a dinner party one
evening. Carradine picked up a guitar and began playing some
Pete Seeger and Woody Guthrie songs. Lear mentioned later that
evening that what he saw going on in the country was a "Born
Again American" experience for him.
a song in that phrase," Carradine said, and a week
later, he'd finished writing it.