Nick Hutson - No Balm in Gilead
The song title comes from a passage in the Bible where Jeremiah asks rhetorically “Is there no balm in Gilead; is there no physician there?” (KJV; Jeremiah 8:22). When I read the passage, I immediately thought of the many divisions in our country ... “these troubles take a toll”. This song expresses my disappointment in many of the religious leaders in our country because it appears that, rather than trying to heal the nation, many have only tried to divide us further.