Lyrics - Sing for Dr. King
- Vitamin L Songs for a Beloved Community
TEAR DOWN THE WALLSby Jan Nigro © 1991 Janimation Music BMI
There are walls of concrete, walls of steel,
But the thickest ones you’ll find,
Are the walls that people put up
In their hearts and in their minds.
Walls because of different skin
Or the features on a persons face,
Walls because of their religion,
Their language or native place.
The more walls you put around you,
The more walls are gonna block your view!
Tear down...tear down the walls!
Love flows freely when they fall.
In your heart can’t you hear that call,
To tear down, tear down the walls.
You may have heard of good old Joshua
At the battle of Jericho,
And how those walls did crumble
When the horns began to blow.
Well, we’re all modern day Joshua’s,
But we’ve got a different battleground
When we win the battle in our hearts,
The walls come a-tumbling down.
The battle over ignorance and fear,
Love can make them both disappear!
CHORUS then break,
then CHORUS (four times)