Building a Wall

Album: Yes (2009)
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  • [Repeat: x2]
    Protection (prevention)
    Detection (detention)
    There's no where to defect to any more

    [Repeat: x2]
    I'm building a wall
    A fine wall
    Not so much to keep you out
    More to keep me in

    Back then on a bomb site
    We were spies among the ruins
    Such precocious barbarians
    On TV we saw
    Cold War

    [Repeat: x2]
    Protection (prevention)
    Detection (detention)
    There's no where to defect to any more

    I'm leaving the world
    It's all wrong
    Not so much what many are doing
    Much more what's within us

    I'm building a wall
    A fine wall
    Not so much to keep you out
    More to keep me in

    Jesus and the man from Angol
    Caesar conquered Gaul
    Scouting for Centurians
    On a Roman war

    Through the woods, the trees
    And further on, the sea
    We lived in the shadow of the wall
    Sand in the sandwiches
    Wasps in the tea
    It was a free country
    (who do you think you are, Captain Britain?)

    I'm building a wall
    A fine wall
    Not so much to keep you out
    More to keep me in

    I'm losing my head
    Well, why not?
    More work for the undertaker
    Means there's less for me

    [Repeat: x3]
    I'm building a wall
    A fine wall
    Not so much to keep you out
    More to keep me in Writer/s: CHRIS LOWE, NEIL TENNANT
    Publisher: Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., O/B/O CAPASSO
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