This song was written with certain people in mind, particularly the homeless and those who ignore the homeless. For as we treat the least of our fellow human beings, so we treat our very Self, in the spiritual sense.
The divine reality is right here at hand, but we are blind to it for many reasons, most of which are egocentric, and most of which produce conflict and division. So this song is a call to see the world with a "single eye," in a new, unifying Light.
We are here to learn the lessons we need, but it seems we are led by trial and error. Sometimes we fall, and we suffer failures, setbacks and afflictions. But we can take it all in stride, and overcome.
A song with the homeless in mind. But it's not against private property. It's commentary against greed and profiteering, and a plea for a New Homestead Act to create new eco villages, farms and communities to alleviate poverty and homelessness.
This is included just so you can hear what Jeffers' voice sounded like in 1982, when he was 41 and just married to his 3rd wife, and to show you the original version of the song. He revised the lyrics slightly when he recorded it more recently.