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Released on 31st December 2020 @ 11pm the same time that UK left the EU. This song was recorded in Nashville as part of The Nashville Calling album sessions but I left it off the album because of its contentious theme. The release might have carried more weight if there was no deal Brexit but still it also marks 100 years of a border been drawn up on the island of Ireland. The British destroyed many a nation with pompous privileged fools drawing border lines through tribal and religious territories without thinking through the consequences like India, The middle east and across the continents of Africa and Asia. I often wonder how history would have played out differently without their interference and influence of carving up countries and map drawing. I say - Tear It Down - all borders and walls that divide us.

Lyrics

Tear it down 

No need for guns or bombs this time
Every man, woman, child will stand in line
From every hamlet, village and border town
With our bare hands we’re gonna tear it down 

We will not heed your Tory orders 
No more walls , barricades or borders 
Your rule Britannia and your crown 
With our bare hands we’re gonna tear it down

As u sit in your robes lords in London 
Making plans that will end up in a sunder
You arrogant pompous privileged fools
Your days are over of divide and rule
You don’t care what happens on the island of Ireland 
You destroyed many nations down through the ages.
Manipulative scheming machiavellian ways 
Your tired old tactics from your colonial days 

We will not heed your Tory orders 
No more walls , barricades or borders 
Your rule Britannia and your crown 
With our bare hands we’re gonna tear you down

Your empire has crumbled 
And thankfully long gone 
But your cruelty not forgotten 
Through memory and song 
Cromwell, Trevelyan, Churchill, Thatcher 
Those names will haunt the psyche of nations forever 
Your history white washed, Knighthoods for the unsavoury 
While you inflicted famine, war, torture and slavery, 
Your Karma is coming for all of your crime 
You hard brexiteers will pay, it’s a coming the time