About This Song

The Politics of You and Me is a defiant song. It’s about the powerful and the weak. You may think I am small but I am coming for you. You may think you are strong but in time you will become weak. You may have power today but in time I am coming for you.

Photo credit: Dave Horst

Lyrics

Mr beer belly 
Tear down this little wall 
Tear what you’ve been talking about 
What’s mine is mine and it’s my call 
My quiet soul 
Is my quiet little home 
My life is my mine and
I will live while I’m here before I go

I believe that somewhere else 
There is rhythm in my song 
There’s a cause for me to live 
A land and home to call my own 
If I’ve got a soul 
I’m gonna let it show 
Love kiss me on the cheek, 
give me a laughing heart 
and praise to speak.

Mr talks too much, too loud 
Only smart in his own head 
Wants to take your heart away 
Wants to see through everything 
Has got a word for faith 
A sign for sympathy 
There’s promise every day 
You have to have the ears for listening

I believe that somewhere else 
There is rhythm in my song 
There’s a cause for me to live 
A land and home to call my own 
If I’ve got a soul 
I’m gonna let it show 
Love kiss me on the cheek, 
give me a laughing heart 
and praise to speak.

I went to New York 
I went to Chicago 
I went to Pretoria 
Have I made a labour of love?

I went to New York 
(Went with my head in my hands) 
I went to Chicago 
(Went with my head in my hands) 
I went to Pretoria 
(Went with my head in my hands) 
Have I made a labour of love? 
(Always my head in my hands)

Have I ran from the light? 
(I wait for you in body and soul) 
From the glory I once knew? 
(Recall the love that I used to know) 
Can a heart overflow, 
(I wait for you in body and soul) 
In the warmth its been shown? 
(Recall the love that I used to know)

And I love you all so much, your graciousness fills my cup 
But I wonder if I’ve ever shown that to you enough? 
Cause I feel clumsy with my words, so I shy from you 
And in labouring my love I’ve become scared I’d lose you 
I’m tired of living life, 
So silly, sentimental, 
This is the heart that I've been given and it's mine til I go 
This is the heart that I've been given and it's mine til I g