Do You Build Walls or Bridges?


One of my favorite songs recently has been "Walls", by Derek Minor. I think that he nails a lot of the issues going on in our country right on the head. You can find the song on just about every music site; itunes, youtube, spotify, etc. Below are the lyrics for the song, and I would highly encourage you to look it up to listen as well.

[Chorus: Jordan Frye]

We build walls

All around us, all around us

Try to keep what we don't know

At a distance, at a distance

We don't listen


[Verse 1: Derek Minor]

Now if I stood on a corner and asked you for $2 for a Whopper

Would you let your cynicism stop you? Would it stop you? Would it stop you? I mean would you?

I mean we spend $9.99 on Spotify, but hearing my stomach rumblin', not worth a dime?

Not worth a dime? Not even one?

Look, or if I had suit and tie, maybe I’d be worth your time?

Only money on your mind, cuz we are so selfish

Jesus walked with the poor

Are we too good for that?

Kissing up to God in our prayers to get a promotion

To make more money and buy more things, that we don’t need

That we just buy to show off for the next guy and still feel poor inside

Still feel homeless as the person that we just denied

By the way, how have you treated the least of these?

Pride and money, are you a slave to them?

Cause you ain't gotta be black to pick cotton off a shelf of an

H&M


[Chorus: Jordan Frye]

We build walls

All around us, all around us

Try to keep what we don't know

At a distance, oh, at a distance

We don't listen


[Verse 2: Derek Minor]

Pray to God for the day that we can

Put our guns down and see Him in all of our faces

Can't you see with the hands of the master we made?

But we don't enjoy the creation of art on display

So blind when we look at each other

I don't want you not to see my color

See our differences are not the weakness

And in this puzzles we gon' need the master's master pieces

Feel like we all conceited thinking you'd be better if you was more like me

Not knowing it was God that made you more like you

Made in His image, we are all His kids

So if I look down on you, I look down on Him

I'm a sinner, you a sinner, what's the difference?

We all need love, joy, Jesus, and healing

We got a lot in common if we would just listen

Instead of building more walls, let's build more bridges

Let's build more bridges


[Chorus: Jordan Frye]

We build walls

All around us, all around us

Try to keep what we don't know

At a distance, at a distance

We don't listen