Mark Erelli and Catie Curtis just won the grand prize in the International Songwriting Competition.
Their song, “People Look Around,” is a stark, honest portrait of the United States and a cry for humanity â€” for us to be more human:
Mississippi River divides this land in two,
Like the way we tend to think of things;
Black and white, red and blue.
If they can keep us fighting about marriage and God,
Thereâ€™ll be no one left to notice if the leaders do their jobs.