There were times when I thought I couldn't last for long
But now I think I'm able to carry on
Although Sam shares some bad experiences in this song there is an undertone of optimism. He mentions rough times when he didn’t believe that he would be able to continue living, but despise the fact that he has faced hardships and challenges he still has hope that change will come. He envisions a future world without any racism and segregation.
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