This Land Is Your Land

By: Erika & Edgar

Issue

The overall issue is that America is such a beautiful place to be and live, but yet there's still people who are homeless.


This song is from the 1940's


I agree with the message that song is sending because it's true, people come to America from different places thinking America is a good place to live , but not everybody can enjoy living in America.


I feel the song did make significant impact on the issue because it helped people realize how great America is even though sometimes people doubt themselves with all the problems they see and sometimes go through.

Artist

Woody Guthrie wrote the song after hearing " God Bless America" so many times in the radio. In his first draft he wrote " God Bless America for me." His song was a response, a frustrated one.
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Lyrics

This song was written a little after The Great Depression ended, There was still some people going through hard times so maybe this event inspired him to write this song.


"In the shadow of the steeple I saw my people
By the relief office I seen my people
As they stood there hungry, I stood there asking
Is this land made for you and me?"

Woody Guthrie was saying how America is beautiful but not everyone can enjoy it.