Freddie Songbird Sings the Blues

“Good morning everyone. My name is, first name Freddy, second name Songbird, and today’s song is by the late, great and very legendary Sam Cooke, and it’s called “a change gonna come”. I’m sure all of us agree that we need a change in the world situation today. Anyway, it goes a little something like this…”
♫ I was born by the river in a little town, and I’ve been running ever since… ♫
“Help a brother out, if you can.”
♫ It’s been a little while… But I know a change gon’ come ♫
“Now, remember, ladies and gentlemen, this is a day that lord has made and you should rejoice and be glad in it. Tomorrow aint never guaranteed. You know that it wasn’t your alarm clock that woke you up this morning. Your alarm clock had nothing to do with it. It was the good Lord telling you to rise and praise his name. When I was a drug addict, I was a shadow of the man you see in front of you today, but I learned that if god gives you a gift he does not take it back. My gift is my voice and he never took it back even when I was hittin’ the pipe. Yeah, you can lose it yourself, but the good lord never gives you his blessin’ only to take it back. Ladies and gentlemen, sometimes the truth hurts.”
– Freddy Songbird on the F train in Brooklyn