Revolution Now

13 - Shadow of the Wall

©2007 Sandy O & Pat Humphries/Emma’s Revolution
Moving Forward Music BMI

In the shadow of the Wall
babies cry
Mothers tremble, asking why
In the shadow of the Wall
fear is strong
Nights are sleepless, life goes on
In the shadow of the Wall

Once the sun would shine
in our homes
Through the fences of our groves
Once the sun would shine,
now the dawn
Comes and slips away,
curtains drawn
In the shadow of the Wall

Once our way was clear
through the trees
Where our fathers walked,
to the sea
Once our way was clear,
now overgrown
Where our houses stood,
piles of stone
In the shadow of the Wall

And underneath it all,
hidden truth behind a wall
Amidst the hatred and the greed, we’re descendents of one seed
Will we reach beyond our fears? Change the course of all these years?
Rocks and bullets will collide
‘til we see the other side

In the shadow of the Wall
we will stand
For our future,
for our land
In the shadow of the Wall
love is strong
For those remaining, life goes on