Hadestown - Why We Build the Wall Lyrics

2016 stage musical adaptation of a folk opera by Anaïs Mitchell
HADESTOWN the Musical - Why We Build the Wall Lyrics

HADES
Why do we build the wall, my children, my children?
Why do we build the wall?

ALL TOGETHER
Why do we build the wall?
We build the wall to keep us free
That’s why we build the wall
We build the wall to keep us free

HADES
How does the wall keep us free, my children, my children?
How does the wall keep us free?

ALL TOGETHER
How does the wall keep us free?
The wall keeps out the enemy
And we build the wall to keep us free
That’s why we build the wall
We build the wall to keep us free

HADES
Who do we call the enemy, my children, my children?
Who do we call the enemy?

ALL TOGETHER
Who do we call the enemy?
The enemy is poverty
And the wall keeps out the enemy
And we build the wall to keep us free
That’s why we build the wall
We build the wall to keep us free

HADES
Because we have and they have not, my children, my children
Because they want what we have got

ALL TOGETHER
Because we have and they have not
Because they want what we have got
The enemy is poverty
And the wall keeps out the enemy
And we build the wall to keep us free
That’s why we build the wall
We build the wall to keep us free

HADES
What do we have that they should want, my children, my children?
What do we have that they should want?

ALL TOGETHER
What do we have that they should want?
We have a wall to work upon
We have work and they have none
And our work is never done
My children, my children
And the war is never won
The enemy is poverty
And the wall keeps out the enemy
And we build the wall to keep us free
That’s why we build the wall
We build the wall to keep us free
We build the wall to keep us free

[Thanks to Gavin for lyrics]

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