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The Walls Came Down

The Call
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Michael Been said this about "The Walls Came Down":

"There was a great deal happening politically - Grenada, Lebanon, or the government saying the Russians are evil and the Russian government probably saying the same about us. That kind of thinking inspired me to write the last lines of 'Walls Came Down'."

The song reminds the imagery of the Isrealites led by Joshua during their siege of Jericho. On the seventh day of the siege the priests blew their trumpets made of ram horns and the people shouted and Jericho's wall fell allowing Isreal to destroy the city.
Well they blew the horns
And the walls came down
They'd all been warned
And the walls came down

They stood there laughing
They're not laughing anymore
The walls came down

Sanctuary fades, congregation splits
Nightly military raids, the congregation splits
It's a song of assassins, ringin' in your ears
We got terrorists thinking, playing on fears
Oh Well they blew the horns
And the walls came down
They'd all been warned
But the walls came down

I don't think there are any Russians
And there ain't no Yanks
Just corporate criminals
Playin' with tanks Die, die, die, die
Yes, come on
Die, die
Come on, come on, come on
Die, die, wake up
Wake up
Die, die
Go, yeah
Die, die, die, die, die, die
Come on, come on, come on, come on
Die, die

Contributed by Dq82 - 2018/6/29 - 22:35


No Russians, there ain't no Yanks, just corporate criminals with Fiat Banks. Paper that causes war and trade wars making the 1% more powerful than government. They print so much and have the corporations you said to indebt the working class. Rates go to zero and even negative rates. Fiat money with magical symbols is a religion. Blow your horn, their walls come down.

Orwell Ann Good - 2019/8/10 - 08:59



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