The House I Live In written by Abe Meeropol, a former Bronx schoolteacher…who became a composer, a lyricist, and a target of the House Committee on Un-American Activities.” The Brother by Sam Roberts

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“This became a patriotic anthem in America during World War II. The lyrics describe the wonderful things about the country, with images of the era like the grocer, the butcher, and the churchyard. The “house” is a metaphor for the country.”

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Who can make America great? Only the people!