Who Sang My Brother's Keeper? The Neville Brothers

The Neville Brothers Brother's Keeper cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1990-8-7
length: 3:37
writer: Willie Green III, Tony Hall, Aaron Neville, Art Neville, Charles Neville, Cyril Neville, Joel Roux Neville
Oh, when you see him walking
Down the street so all alone
I lis pride is gone, nothing to believe in
Nothing to call his own
Ain't got no one to talk with
Lost, alone, and afraid
Jesus said - If you love me then you'll feed my sheep
But like Jesus, we've been betrayed

Gotta be my brother's keeper
Though he be strong or weaker
I gotta lend him a helpin' hand
No matter what his color
Through God he's still my brother
I gotta help him if I can

There go I but for the grace of God
It could even be the Lord (he said he'd come)
He was refused shelter a long time ago
Let's not be as foolish as they were before
Gotta be my brother's keeper
Though he be strong or weaker
I gotta lend him a helpin' hand
No matter what his color
Through God he's still my brother
I gotta help him if I can

I see institutionalized government ghettos
Where poverty takes its toll
I see drug free zones, while in another part of town,
A young man lies, bleeding in the cold
I see hearts and minds suffocating
As if by God they have been forsaken
While the pillars of Babylon crumble at the foundations
Like the walls of Jericho, they will come tumbling down
Gotta be my brother's keeper
Though he be strong or weaker
I gotta lend him a helpin' hand
No matter what his color
Through God he's still my brother
I gotta help him if I can

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Brother Blood
  • 2 Brother Jake
  • 3 Steer Me Right
  • 4 Fearless
  • 5 Son's and Daughters
  • 6 Fallin' Rain
  • 7 Jah Love
  • 8 River of Life
  • 9 Witness
  • 10 My Brother's Keeper
  • 11 Sons and Daughters (reprise)
  • 12 Mystery Train
  • 13 Bird on a Wire