Songs of the Decade : Steve Earle "Jerusalem" (2002)

As we witnessed another decade of war ravaging the Middle East, Steve Earle's "Jerusalem" took an almost unsolveable complex set of issues, religious beliefs, territorial claims and deep-seated hatreds and boiled it down to a simple call for peace. Perhaps it's impossible, but this song offered hope for a region that so desperately needs something to believe in, and something to help foster community, forgiveness and understanding. You just never know.