"When a Child Is Born [Soleado]" as written by Ed Jordan and Traditional,....
A ray of hope flickers in the sky
A tiny star lights up way up high
All across the land, dawns a brand new morn
This comes to pass when a child is born

A silent wish sails the seven seas
The winds of change whisper in the trees
And the walls of doubt crumble, tossed and torn
This comes to pass when a child is born

A rosy hue settles all around
You've got the feel you're on solid ground
For a spell or two, no one seems forlorn
This comes to pass when a child is born

And all of this happens because the world is waiting,
Waiting for one child
Black, white, yellow, no one knows
But a child that will grow up and turn tears to laughter,
Hate to love, war to peace and everyone to everyone's neighbor
And misery and suffering will be words to be forgotten, forever

It's all a dream, an illusion now
It must come true, sometime soon somehow
All across the land, dawns a brand new morn
This comes to pass when a child is born


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    My InterpretationPersonally, I think this song is actually talking about global Communism/Socialism. In particular, the lines:

    "A ray of hope flickers in the sky
    A tiny star lights up way up high
    All across the land, dawns a brand new morn "

    The 'ray of hope' could be alluding the red flag of Communism/Socialism. The 'tiny star' could be an allusion to the then State Emblem of the Soviet Union. Then of course there is the 'dawn' of a 'brand new morn' The Hymn of the Soviet Union makes reference to 'the bright sun of freedom'

    "A rosy hue settles all around " - This line, in my opinion, is a definite allusion to global Communism/Socialism, more so with regards to the rest of the song dealing with themes of everyone being everyone's neighbor and living in peace with one another.

    "Hate to love, war to peace and everyone to everyone's neighbor
    And misery and suffering will be words to be forgotten, forever " - in particular, the phrase 'war to peace' is likely an allusion to the book 'War and Peace' written by the Russian writer. Tolstoy. And then of course there is the rest of the verse which talks about misery and suffering being forgotten. On the one hand because we are now living under one ideology and that ideology means that we live together in peace and harmony.

    The 'child' may in fact be Marx or Lenin.

    In another way, the song may actually have a more cynical streak running through it, in that the 'tiny star' and 'ray of hope' may actually be a single or multiple Nuclear Warheads being fired at the United States.
    TheMusicMan201on November 06, 2014   Link

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