Walls Album

Artist(s): Barbra Streisand

Cover Art

Barbra Streisand Walls Cover Art

Tracklist

What’s on My Mind

length: 5:17

Oh ooh oh

I'm lying here awake
Photographs flash through my head
If only I could get some rest
I toss and turn instead
Oh I think of every child
How they should have the right to shine
Never lose their innocence
Each one born divine
Some trees learn to bend
That’s how they survive
Maybe we must learn from them
To keep our hopes alive

Sometimes my eyes wants to cry
How did we come to this divide?
Is this God's creation?
One for all, but millions left behind
That's what’s on my mind

The cries from distant shores
Fall on ears to deaf to care
How can people turn away
While lies pollute the air?
The wise men told us all
Only love can drive out hate
If we disregard his call
It could be too late

Sometimes my heart just wants to cry
How do we come to this divide?
Filled with frustration
One for all, but millions left behind
That's what's on my mind

And love can not exist alone
It must be shared, it must be shown
The next generation colorblind
That's what's on my mind

A new conversation
We must find
That's what's on my mind

What happened to just being kind?
That's what’s on my mind
So much on my mind
My mind, so much on my mind

Ooh ooh ooh

Don’t Lie to Me

length: 3:58
writer: Barbra Streisand, Jonas Myrin, Jay Landers
Why can you just tell me the truth?
Hard to believe the things you say
Why can't you feel the tears I cried today, cried today, cried today
How do you win if we all lose?
You change the facts to justify
Your lips move but your words get in the way, in the way, in the way

Kings and Queens, crooks and thieves
You don't see the forest for the trees
Head and heart on our knees
You can't see what we all see

How do you sleep when the world keeps turning?
All that we built has come undone
How do you sleep when the world is burning?
Everyone answers to someone

Don't lie to me, don't lie to me, you lie to me
Don't lie to me, don't lie to me, you lie to me

You can build towers of bronze and gold
You can build castles in the sky
You can use smoke and mirrors, old clichés
Not today, not today

Kings and Queens, crooks and thieves
You don't see the forest for the trees
Hand on heart, down our knees
You can't see what everyone sees

How do you sleep when the world keeps turning?
All that we built has come undone
How do you sleep when the world is burning?
Everyone answers to someone

Don't lie to me, don't lie to me, you lie to me
Don't lie to me, don't lie to me, you lie to me

Can't you see I'm crying?
Can't you see we're crying?
Where's the new horizon?
Where's the new horizon?

How do you sleep?
How do you sleep?
How do you sleep?
(How do you sleep when the world is turning?)
How do you sleep?
(All that we built has come undone)
Enough is enough
(How do you sleep when the world is burning?)
How do you sleep?
(Everyone answers to someone)

Don't lie to me, don't lie to me, you lie to me
Don't lie to me, don't lie to me, you lie to me

Can't you see I'm crying?
(Can't you see we're crying?)
Can't you see we're crying?
Everyone answers to someone

Imagine / What a Wonderful World

length: 5:21
lyricist: John Lennon, Yoko Ono
composer: John Lennon
writer: George David Weiss, Bob Thiele
Imagine there's no heaven
It's easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us, only sky
Imagine all the people living for today
Imagine there's no countries
It isn't hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion, too
Imagine all the people living life in peace

With skies of blue and clouds of white
The bright blessed day, the dark sacred night
And I think to myself
What a wonderful world
The colors of a rainbow
So pretty in the sky
Are also on the faces
Of the people strolling by
I see friends shaking hands, saying, "how do you do"
I think they're really saying, I love you

You may say that I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
Oh, I hope some day you'll join us
And the world will be as one

Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
Yes, a brotherhood of man

I hear babies cry, I watch them grow
They will learn much more
Than I'll never know
I see trees of green, red roses, too
I see them bloom, for me and for you
And I think to myself
What a wonderful world
Yes, I think it could be
Such a wonderful world

Imagine
Oh, imagine
Oh, just imagine

Walls

length: 3:55
Walls, high and low
Thick and thin
They keep you out, they keep you in
Walls narrow and wide
Round the square
with warning signs "Watch out", "Beware"

Brick by brick they built them but it seems to me
Brick by brick they build them where they shouldn't be
We should be building bridges to a better day
Where no walls would stand in the way

Walls here and there, everywhere
In every city, every town we would have that better day
If all the walls came tumbling down

Brick by brick at times they're of a different kind
Brick by brick they're built around the heart and mind
Sometimes lasting longer than the ones that are made of stone
Keeping us apart and alone

These are walls that we don't see
That we built between the you and me
Made of broken dreams and wounded feelings that go on
Like walls we wish to go away
Could we have ourselves that better day
If we took the chance to simply say that we forgive
And then we'd forget they'd be gone

Oh the walls here and there, everywhere
In every city, every town we would have that better day
If all the walls came tumbling down

Lady Liberty

length: 3:53
Lady Liberty
Lift your lamp of hope a little higher
Burn that flame of freedom just a little brighter, please
For all the world to see and still believe

Oh, Lady Liberty
Show us how to stand and feel a little prouder
As the anthem plays let's sing
And raise our voices even louder
Since the real danger lies in the sound of silence

Lady Liberty
I see you rise above the crashing waves
Bearing witness to our darkest days
Like that terrible September
When we stopped and cried together
Remember?

Lady Liberty
Give me your tired and your poor
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore
Send these, the homeless, the tempers tossed to me, to me

So lift your lamp and lead us through the golden door
Tell the whole damn universe there’s a room for all of us and more
Forever

Lady Liberty, my country 'tis of thee
Lady Liberty, for all the world to see
Please, Lady Liberty

What the World Needs Now

length: 4:37
composer: Burt Bacharach
lyricist: Hal David
What the world needs now is love, sweet love
It's the only thing that there's just too little of
What the world needs now is love, sweet love
No, not just for some but for everyone

Lord, we don't need another mountain
There are mountains and hillsides enough to climb
There are oceans and rivers enough to cross
Enough to last 'til the end of time

What the world needs now is love, sweet love
Yes, it's the only thing that there's just too little of
(What the) what the world needs now is love, sweet love
No, not just for some but for everyone
(Everyone) everyone, everyone (everyone)

Lord, we don't need another meadow (another meadow)
There are corn fields and wheat fields enough to grow (enough to grow, enough to grow)
There are sunbeams and moonbeams enough to shine (enough to shine)
Oh, listen, Lord (listen, Lord), if really You wanna know (if You wanna know)

(What the world) what the world needs now (needs now)
Is love, sweet love (sweet love), sweet love
(It's the only thing) it's the only thing (it's the only thing)
(All you need, all you need)
That there's (just) just so little of (love the world)
What the world, what the world needs now (needs now)
Is love, sweet love (sweet love)
No, not just for some (not just for some, no, not just for some)
But for every (everyone), every (everyone), everyone

(What the world needs, what the world needs)
We all know what the world needs
(What the world needs, what the world needs)
(We all need what the world needs)
We all need it (what the world needs)
That's right (all we need is love, yeah)
Yes, all we need is love (what the world needs)
(What the world needs)
A little bit of love, please, please
(What the world needs, what the world needs)
(All we need is love)
(All we need is love)
(What the world needs, what the world needs)
(All we need is love)
All we need is love (just a little love)
(What the world needs, what the world needs)
(All we need is love)
(And we deserve it, just a little bit)
Heal the world with love, sweet love

Better Angels

length: 4:09
Angry words and bitterness
Are slow to fade away
What happened to the dreams and hopes that we shared yesterday
Mystic chords of memory that stir within in our soul
Lead us to forgiveness so that we can be made whole

We are not enemies, there is no good in that
There are better angels that surround our soul
And we will find a way through all our differences
Hear the better angels, listen to their call

Hatred only breeds more hate and darkness in our heart
May we find compassion in a world so torn apart
A symphony of what could be
Says this where we start

We are not enemies, there is no good in that
There are better angels that surround our soul
And we will find a way through all our differences
Hear the better angels, listen to the call

Let our better angels be our guide
Yes, let our better angels walk beside
Can you catch us all
'Cause we just about to fall?
Rise up and find better angels in us all
Yes rise up it's time, oh, it's time

We are not enemies, there is no good in that
There are better angels, they surround our soul
And we will find a way through all our differences
Hear the better angels, listen to their call

And we will find a way

Love’s Never Wrong

length: 4:07
Love's never wrong
No matter who you love
And when you do find love
Don't let it go and always know
That love's never wrong
No matter what they say
Don't ever be afraid to let it show and let it grow

No one can tell what's right for you
Or how two hearts can be as one
Or what you need
What you've done to come this far
But here we are

Yes love's always right
Love always knows the way
When some are just too blind to see the light
You know what's true
Be true to you
'Cause love's never wrong

No one can tell you how to feel
When to reveal what's deep inside
When only truth can be your guide when feelings start
Trust in your heart

Oh love, love's always right
Love always knows the way
When some are just too blind to see the light
You know what's true
Be true to you, be proud, be strong
'Cause love's never wrong

The Rain Will Fall

length: 4:43
You can tell one lie a thousand times
But that doesn't make it real
It's a thundercloud of alibis
That empty words cannot conceal
When up is down and wrong is right
In everything you do and say
The truth becomes a shelter when
The storm is on its way
Yes the storm is on its way

The rain is falling
As cold and dark as stone
The rain is falling
It chills us to the bone

The signs are all around us
The writing's on the wall
But today the sky grows darker
And the rain will fall

We can built a wall to heaven's gate
Make tomorrow yesterday
But our tears of rage will break it down
The storm is on its way

The rain is falling
As cold and dark as stone
The rain is falling
It chills us to the bone

Tomorrow we may wake up
And pray we dreamed it all
But today the sky grows darker
And the rain will fall

Facts are fake and friends are foes
And how this story ends nobody knows
Cruel is kind and lost is found
And the truth goes round and round
And round and round

The rain is falling
As cold and dark as stone
The rain is falling
It chills us to the bone

One day we may be lifted
Higher above it all
But today the sky grows darker
And the rain will fall
Yes the rain will fall
It's coming down, down, down
The rain will fall
The rain will fall
Yes the rain will fall

Take Care of This House

length: 4:11
Here in the shell of a house
This house that is struggling to be
A beacon of light shinning all through the night
So bright that the whole world could see

But now there's a chill in the room
Windows are starting to leak
Floorboards are starting to creak
And hope, hope may arrive
The house will survive
If only these walls could speak

Take care of this house
Keep it from harm
If bandits break in sound the alarm
Care for this house
Shine it by hand
And keep it so clean
The glow can be seen all over the land

Be careful at night, check all the doors
If someone makes off with our dream
The dream will be yours
Take care of this house
Be always on call
For this house is the hope of us all

Beware of full smiles tat lead you astray
When someone is telling you lies
Let truth lead the way
Take of this house
Be always on call
Care for this house
It's the hope of us all

Happy Days Are Here Again

length: 3:54
composer: Milton Ager
lyricist: Jack Yellen
writer: Mitzie Welch, Ken Welch
So long sad times
Go long bad times
We are rid of you at last
Howdy gay times
Cloudy gray times
You are now a thing of the past

Happy days are here again
The skies above are clear again
So let's sing a song of cheer again
Happy days are here again

Altogether shout it now
There's no one
Who can doubt it now
So let's tell the world about it now
Happy days are here again

Your cares and troubles are gone
There'll be no more from now on
From now on...

Happy days are here again
The skies above are here again
So, let's sing a song of cheer again
Happy times
Happy nights
Happy days
Are here again!