Seems like an appropriate song today. There are some audio glitches in this, but this is a version I haven't heard before; I like the way they weave the tale of comfort and safety into the song.
The Tokens' performance on the Dick Clark Show, the version that first became a hit when Kennedy was a newly-minted Senator, is embedding-disabled, but here's the link.
This metaphor, the lion as the one that was trying to keep us safe, comfortable and healthy, has really got me teared up.
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