We Don’t Need Bigger Higher Walls (Demo 7/30/2019)

We Don’t Need Bigger Higher Walls (Demo 7/30/2019)

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So grateful that Andy put music to these lyrics and brought the song to life! I love how he captured the message.

Lyrics: 

We Don’t Need Bigger, Higher Walls

V1
fertile pastures of plenty
and acres of orchards
a rich bounty of fresh food
and exotic wants imported

abundant clear tap water
hard, soft, cold, or hot
and bottled spring or sparkling
enriched or flavored or not

PC1
some have this abundance
while others do not...

C
if we have....
more than we need
let’s build longer tables
not build bigger walls

if we have....
more than we need
let’s build large open hearths
not build higher walls

if we don’t need it all...
we don’t need bigger higher walls

V2
restaurants everywhere
fast food and gourmet
take out and delivery
groceries on the way

two or more bedrooms
bathrooms and rec rooms too
many computers and TVs
cool devices for all we do

PC2
some people have more things
than they could ever use

C
if we have....
more than we need
let’s build longer tables
not build bigger walls

if we have....
more than we need
let’s build large open hearths
not build higher walls

if we don’t need it all...
we don’t need bigger higher walls

B
some people may have more to give
some people may need more given
and all people need compassion
and equal opportunities for living

C
if we have....
more than we need
let’s build longer tables
not build bigger walls

if we have....
more than we need
let’s build large open hearths
not build higher walls

if we don’t need it all...
we don’t need bigger higher walls



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Comments

cindyrella's picture

This is so wonderfully written and a song that is so needed! Please let me know if you get music for it

katpiercemusic's picture

I love the imagery of longer tables and larger hearths. Lovely sentiment!

Valerie Cox's picture

What? I thought we needed giant walls that Mexico paid for. Smile Good thoughts here. Generosity is a way to show gratitude for what you've got. We are blessed so we can be a blessing to others.

mike skliar's picture

great sentiment, well expressed- nice work!!! we need more of these thoughts these days (and more of that spirit everywhere!)

cindyrella's picture

Thanks for letting me know! This is just the right treatment I think and is so powerful!

Aging Ophelia's picture

I read this first, then came for the demo. Surprising and cool treatment of a strong song! "Bigger higher" as repeated, has a great ring to it. Love the metaphor/image of a longer table...