The song “The Train of Change” was being born around 2007 in Costa da Caparica Portugal, before President Obama was elected.
During this European tour I saw hope, love, joy, and a vision of peace just about everywhere I went. President Obama served two terms and this song slowly drifted from my awareness.
Then with the killing of George Floyd, I saw America rise up and say ‘Enough Is Enough’! I watched as so many people young, old, gay, straight, black, white, brown marching together for justice, fairness, decency, with an urgency for change. It reminded me of my younger days as the Civil Rights Movement was reaching so many Americans in the 60’s. The Train Of Change was coming with Dr. King. The Train Of Change was coming with President Obama. The Train Of Change is coming now and this time I believe it will arrive at the station.—Doug MacLeod