Side by Side


Words & Music: Jake Thackray

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We stand here side by side.
We are so near and so divided.
We always draw these lines.
How do we ever come together,
Me to your side, you to mine?

We've got these borders in our bones,
We've got these borders in the head,
And down the middle of the road,
Up the middle of the bed.
The north, the south, the left, the right,
The orange and green,
The black and the white:
We build more walls than we build bridges.

We stand here side by side.
We are so near and so divided.
We always draw our lines.
How do we ever come together,
Me to your side, you to mine?

We've got these borders in the blood,
Under the skin, deep in the heart.
We feel the need to keep together,
We keep the need to feel apart.
The here and the there,
The now and the then,
The me and the you. the us, the them:
We live forever on the borders.

We stand here side by side.
We are so near and so divided.
We always draw the line.
How do we ever come together,
Me to your side, you to mine?

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