Cette chanson a d’abord vu le jour en 2016 sur Kingsdown Sundown, le quatrième album du chanteur de folk britannique Will Varley. Phil May en propose une interprétation très sobre et touchante, dédiée « à ses enfants » sur la pochette du disque.

Paroles

Before time and swallows go
To chase the sun, escape the snow
As long as ten preachers [???]
There’ll be ways to build a wall
Oh, there’ll be ways to build a wall

Out of stone and out of sticks
Out of steel and concrete bricks
Out of oceans, divide us all
There’s many ways to build a wall
There’s many ways to build a wall

Take this coat so you’ll be warm
On those far and distant shores
And I will wait here for your call
Long as it takes to climb the walls
Long as it takes to climb the walls

There’s twenty-four thousand miles
‘tween someone’s back and someone’s smile
Who owns the land on which they walk?
Who owns the cracks between the walls?
Who owns the cracks between the walls?

Take this rose and this last kiss
And as you row remember this
That when the last petal falls
They will still be building walls
Oh, they will still be building walls

Out of fear, out of lies
Out of money and out of time
Out of faith and cannonballs
There’s many ways to build a wall
There’s many ways to build a wall

Take my daughter by the hand
Take her from this broken land
So some day she may grow tall
And see the truth behind the walls
And see the truth behind the walls


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