Tear Down These Walls Lyrics

by Debbie Gibson
(c) 1993
from Body Mind Soul

Oh the voice of equality
Hearsay’s all I find
Put your money where your mouth is
We’re running out of time
Another generation
In a world of hurtful words
I listened for a ring of truth
But lies are all I’ve heard
Won’t somebody tell me why we hurt one another?

Tear down these walls
Once and for all I’m trying to
Tear down these walls
Tear down these walls
Once and for all I’m crying
No man’s too great or small to
Tear down these walls

Enough harsh blows, enough put-downs
We’re all one and the same
You are all my brothers
Though I don’t know you by name
With drastic measures needed
When ashes turn to tides
Will we stand up for each other?
Or stand on separate sides?
Won’t somebody tell me why we hurt one another?


Let’s build a bridge and meet halfway
And if we fall, we’ll fall together
I know there once was a dark day
But the past shouldn’t linger on forever
Can’t we try to see with one eye
In a world full of all our people


There are 8 comments on Tear Down These Walls Lyrics

  • Thank you so much for posting this! It’s such a great song and its relevance is astounding.
    This really shaped so much of my youth, of my view on the world.

    It’s wonderful that music can do that.

  • Still relevant

  • another song that did predicted the future just like she did in EY

    there once was an article few years ago that talked about EY that you stop and think about all the kids using cellphones,ipods and video games and computers and its electric

  • You ought to stream this song on this site….

    It would be quite nice to have some background music!

  • Painfully appropeau. Even more today than when Deb wrote it.

    Thank you.

  • That song is so true today as it was when it first came out.

    Society needs to work together to end discrimination of any kind.

    Why can’t we just get along people instead of verbally hurting each other.

    Little children can teach us better as they know no color/race/orientation until they are in middle school….. then they learn from the adults what prejudice is from their actions. Let’s work together America for a better tomorrow!!! God bless the U.S.A.

  • OMG! How ironic. Malaysia’s Prime Minister quoted this tag line Tear Down These Walls in one of hos speeches.

    Deb, thanks for writing this in 1991, it’s is relevant to the society again in this millienium.

  • LOVE THIS SONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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