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Music & Lyrics by Rick Springfield

I walk through the streets of my old town
Trying to remember all the feelings
But the only feeling was that something
Sweet had come and gone, for everyone

There’s factories in the fields where we used to run
Smoke in the sky that blocks out the sun
There’s a hard day coming for us daughters and sons
Wake up
Some things had better change

Tear it all down
And starting here and now
Let it all burn
So many souls in pain
Tear it all down
Too many hearts in doubt
We’re never gonna learn

All of the treasures we own
God bless the house, the car and the t.v.
They built us a prison without any locks
Uh-huh
And meanwhile the men who claim God on their side
Spit out their message, sell me a ride
While we look for idols inside of a fashion magazine
Things are gonna change

Tear it all down
And starting here and now
Let it all burn
So many souls in pain
Tear it all down
Too many hearts in doubt
We’re never gonna learn
There’s a wall to keep us in
Tear it all down
And walls to keep us out
Let it all burn
Too many souls in pain
Tear it all down
Too many hearts in doubt
We’re never gonna learn

Lying naked here in the shrine of your embrace
Your embrace
We touch the burning cauldron to your angel face
Angel face

I look at my boy as he sleeps
An innocent facing the lions
I wish there was some way I could talk to my father again
Uh-huh

There’s a bomb in the schoolhouse
Wired to the face of the clock
In the face of disaster we stand like a rock
You can’t want your children to pay for your sins
Wake up
Some things are gonna change

Tear it all down
Some things are gonna fall
Tear it all down
We can’t go back again
Tear it all down
With backs against the wall
Tear it all down
There’s a wall to keep us in
Tear it all down
There’s a wall to keep us out

Let it all burn
Too many souls in pain
Tear it all down
Too many hearts in doubt
We’re never gonna learn
Some things are gonna change
Tear it all down

Starting here and now
Let it all burn
So many souls in pain
Tear it all down
Too many hearts in doubt
We’re never gonna learn
There’s a wall to keep us in
Tear it all down
And walls to keep us out

Let it all burn
Too many souls in pain

This song appears on the album Rock of Life – purchase it on iTunes!