Who Sang Build a Bridge? Mavis Staples

Mavis Staples If All I Was Was Black cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2017-11-17
length: 3:38
Lyrics

I'm tired of us living so lonely
I think I know what to do
Gonna build a bridge right over the mountain
I will walk right over to you

Look around at our city
Look at us out on the street
Got kids looking over their shoulders
People looking down at their feet

I'm tired of us living so lonely
I hope I know what to do
Gonna build a bridge right over the ocean
I'm coming right over for you

When I say my life matters
You can say yours does too
But I betcha never have to remind anyone
To look at it from your point of view

Gotta build a bridge right over the mountain
Gotta build it right over the sea
Gonna build a bridge right over the ocean
So you can walk right over to me

Look around at our country
At the people that we don't ever see
Standing side by side us divided
Lonely in the land of the free

I'm gonna pull the shades off of my window
I'm gonna let the sunlight right in
I'm gonna open my heart to a stranger
I think I know where to begin

I'm gonna build a bridge right over the mountain
I think I know what to do
Gonna build a bridge right over the ocean
I'm gonna walk right over to you
I'm gonna walk right over to you
I'm gonna walk right over to you
I'm gonna walk right over to you
I'm gonna walk right over to you


Tracklist
Digital Media 1
  • 1 Little Bit
  • 2 If All I Was Was Black
  • 3 Who Told You That
  • 4 Ain't No Doubt About It
  • 5 Peaceful Dream
  • 6 No Time for Crying
  • 7 Build a Bridge
  • 8 We Go High
  • 9 Try Harder
  • 10 All Over Again

  • Release information
    label: Anti‐
    country(area): United States
    format: Digital Media
    script: Latin