Jon McAuliffe


Tear Down Every Wall

Jon McAuliffe


2011 Great American Song Contest Finalist in Folk/Americana category.  There's way too much division in America, and people trying very hard to increase that division.  We're all in this together, whether we realize that or not.  Seth Connelly - lead guitar, bass and percussion; Don Croad - drums; Robin Winter, Bern Wiemer & Jenny Jones - harmonies; Jon - lead vocal & acoustic guitar.



Well now if ya wanna dissipate the darkness 

Ya know ya got to shine your light

Tear down the walls that divide and separate us

And help the blind regain their sight



We got to tear down every wall, now children

Got to tear down every wall

We got to “ooooooooo” early in the mornin’

Got to tear down every wall


We got war among the Christians, Muslims and Jews

War between the straight and gay

Everybody talkin’ ‘bout peace and understanding

Somethin’s lost in translation ‘long the way


Now the left say the right’s mean spirited and cold

The right say the left’s unsound

Both sides are buildin’ up walls of separation

Got to tear these walls on down




Jesus met the woman at the well

He asked her for a drink o’ water

He didn’t care that she was a Samaritan

He laid the love o’ God on her


Now I don’t mean to sound religious

I know that turns some people off

But if you don’t resist the devil when he comes around

Ya know you’re surely gonna pay the cost



(Alt. Verse):  They occupied Main Street and Wall Street

They didn’t need violence or guns

Do the math and you will easily see

That 99 is more than 1




Everywhere greed and corruption

Everywhere some evil plan

The poor victimized by the rich and powerful

They think that we don’t understand





Words & Music © 2009 by Jon McAuliffe/Mystery Kiss Music (BMI)