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"Epistle: The Word of the Lord": Bernstein "borrowed" the main tune for this song from Chilean folksinger Violetta Parra, whose work was introduced to him by his wife, Felicia.




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"Gloria": Singer/songwriter Paul Simon gave Bernstein a pair of lyrics as a gift. It runs, "Half the people are stoned and the other half are waiting for the next election / Half the people are drowned and the other half are swimming in the wrong direction."




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"I Believe in God (But Does God Believe in Me?)": Bernstein set this caustic retort to the "Credo" in a rock-and-roll style.




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"Simple Song": An early draft of the song in which "love is the simplest of all". Eventually, the lyric ran "for God is the simplest of all."





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