Mending Fences

Good fences make good neighbors

A famous poet said

Trouble is, we build big walls

All around us instead

 

Now, the Lord said “Love your neighbor”

Knowing it’s easier said than done

But it sure seems worth trying

Out on everyone

 

(Chorus)

Oh, Lord, until we can tear these old walls down

Help me begin by mending fences all around                       

Oh, Lord, until we can tear these old walls down

Help me begin by mending fences all around

 

You know that when your fence is

Filled with breaks and gaps

Your bull is bound to end up

In your neighbors laps

 

And you know you really ought to

Keep your bull penned in

Just the way we been taught to

Time and again

 

(Chorus)

Oh, Lord, until we can tear these old walls down

Help me begin by mending fences all around           

Oh, Lord, until we can tear these old walls down

Help me begin by mending fences all around                       

 

I look back on my past

And all the bridges I’ve burned

From the first to the last

What have I learned?

 

I lost a friend, and maybe more

And I made some enemies

I struck out, I never turned my cheek

And now I’m praying please:

 

(Chorus)

Oh, Lord, until we can tear these old walls down

Help me begin by mending fences all around           

Oh, Lord, until we can tear these old walls down

Help me begin by mending fences all around           

Oh, Lord, until we can tear these old walls down

Help me begin by mending fences all around           

 

All words and music by Dave Hall ©

Publisher: Row House Music   PRO: ASCAP

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