Bob Lefsetz wrote a beautiful piece on Laura, and on this song. Quote: "Laura Nyro's forty year old lyrics are as relevant today as they were back then. The war is different, but the pain remains. And politics is more disheartening than ever, and the gap between the rich and the poor is a taboo that "artists" don't write about, desirous of getting on the gravy train to riches themselves."
So I'd thought I'd post it here.
Laura Nyro - Christmas in my soul