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We Build the Wall to Keep Us Free

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Today, we learn a few things about hell.

Is this a political song? You decide…

Why do we build the wall?
My children, my children –
Why do we build the wall?

Why do we build the wall?

We build the wall to keep us free
That’s why we build the wall
We build the wall to keep us free

How does the wall keep us free?
My children, my children –
How does the wall keep us free?

How does the wall keep us free?

The wall keeps out the enemy
And we build the wall to keep us free
That’s why we build the wall
We build the wall to keep us free

Who do we call the enemy?
My children, my children –
Who do we call the enemy?

Who do we call the enemy?

The enemy is poverty
And the wall keeps out the enemy
And we build the wall to keep us free
That’s why we build the wall
We build the wall to keep us free

Because we have and they have not
My children, my children –
Because they want what we have got

The enemy is poverty
And the wall keeps out the enemy
And we build the wall to keep us free
That’s why we build the wall
We build the wall to keep us free

What do we have that they should want?
My children, my children –
What do we have that they should want?

What do we have that they should want?
We have a wall to work upon!
We have work and they have none

And our work is never done
My children, my children –
And the war is never won –

The enemy is poverty
And the wall keeps out the enemy
And we build the wall to keep us free
That’s why we build the wall
We build the wall to keep us free…

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A note: Anais Mitchell wrote the song years before Trump ran for President. xoxo

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