Tear it down

from by Bob Wiegers

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A song birthed from the destruction of a local landmark


When the wall came down
It gave a mighty groan
Dust and dirt all ’round
Exposing steel and stone

An old brick building
Eight stories tall
Piece by piece they’ve come
To make it fall

Tear it down, tear it down
Cant keep the old around
There’s no room in this town
So tear it down.

There’s machines and men
Come to tear away
What machines and men
Built back in the day

Got a new one now
It’s just four blocks down
Nine stories high
Finest site in town


Take it down to dirt
You knew it wouldnt last
We’ve no further use
For relics of the past

Leave no trace behind
Pave it over, all black
Sometimes to move ahead
We’ve got to turn our back


from Context, released April 1, 2008


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