A collaboration with Elizabeth (kahlo 2013)
She provided the lyrics, Berni offered to get them to rock. with the help of my Tenor Guitar and Band in a Box .
Liz Says: this is more powerful and relevant and urgent and awesome than I imaged these words could be thanks to the awesome music by Bernie!!! His clear vocals and driving beat are perfect! I’m so grateful!!
Border Walls Lyrics by Elizabeth Petty
(D5) They say keep them out (G5) make us safe
We don’t need them (F5) in our (D5) space
They say hold them back (G5) watch them bleed
They don’t have (F5) what we (D5) need
They say (F5) build a wall (G5) but I disa(D5)gree....
(F) Border walls - (C) thirty feet tall
(G) what’s the real cost?
Yeah, (D5) what’s the real cost?
(F) Border walls will (C) hurt us all
(D5) More than money is (G5) lost
(F5) More than (C*) money is (D5) lost
I say (D5) help them out (G5) lend a hand
we have room (F5) on our (D5) land
I say welcome them (G5) keep them strong
Let us prove that (F5) you are (D5) wrong
I say (F5) building walls is (G5) no way to be (D5) free
(G5) Walls generate dark (D5) shadows
(shadows of doubt - shadows of fear)
(G5) Shadows lurking every(D5)where
(G5) Walls reveal sharp (D5) discord
(discord of hopes - discord of dreams)
(F5) Discord of (G5) stark ex(A5)tremes
(F) Haven’t you learned from the (G5) past
Dis(F)cordant shadows (G5) bite our (D5) backs
Border walls - thirty feet tall - will hurt... us ....all
*C = 4553