"Great Divide" as written by and Zachary Walker/hanson Hanson....
The earth is shaking under siege
And every breath we'll meet is fate
Still we hunger for a moment of freedom
Even though the hour is late

I find hope and it gives me rest
I find hope in a beating chest
I find hope in what eyes don't see
I find hope in your hate for me
Have no fear when the waters rise
We can conquer this great divide

When every eye is one the fortune
It can only breed contempt
They say blood is thicker than oceans
Still we box our brothers in

I find hope and it gives me rest
I find hope in a beating chest
I find hope in what eyes don't see
I find hope in your hate for me
Have no fear when the waters rise
We can conquer this great divide

Whoa, ooo, ooo, ooo ooo
Whoa, ooo, ooo, ooo ooo
Whoa, ooo, ooo, ooo ooo
And we're gone
And we're gone
And we're, holding on
And we're, holding on
And we're, holding on

I find hope and it gives me rest
I find hope in a beating chest
I find hope in what eyes don't see
I find hope in your hate for me
Have no fear when the waters rise
We can conquer this great divide

Whoa, ooo, ooo, ooo ooo
Whoa, ooo, ooo, ooo ooo
Whoa, ooo, ooo, ooo ooo



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"Great Divide" as written by Taylor Hanson Isaac Hanson

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    General CommentI think that everyone can relate to this song in a way. I think that this song is about getting past a difficulty that arises.

    I like how, in the video, they show the situations in Africa. We could solve a lot of problems if we just went over there (and if we stayed here) and helped out those who don't have as much as we do.
    BookwormAir13on May 08, 2007   Link
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    General Commentgreat divide talks about well of course, the people in africa who suffer from HIV, and the purpose of this song is selling it so that the profits support them and we fight against mother-child transmition of aids ..thats what i read, so you should download it on itunes to help this cause

    ..anyway, this song really gets to you, it talks about how the people who are facing difficulties (in this case, people with aids), knowing that they have very little hope, still struggle for getting through and makinng things better ..it talks about them having hope ..having hope in other people's help, and encouraging others saying that together we can conquer great divides
    melissaskon July 20, 2007   Link
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    General CommentJesus,this song is good.
    I JUST saw them perform it on Breakfast Television.
    And it was a really good performance!
    fxcking_turtleon July 31, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI really like this song and the music behind it. The guitar especially.
    boyslikegirlsxon August 21, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is ALL over Q101 (the big rock station in Chicago) but they won't tell anyone who it is until August 31 because i'm guessing everyone will just hate it when they find out who it's by? It's not like it's hard to just go online and look up the chorus to find it.
    tjwellson August 27, 2007   Link
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    General Commenthaha tj wells thats funny about teh radio atation, but i really like this song some artists can do a charity single and it be cheesy but hanson the great songwriters they are beasted it and it is awesome.
    countrysoulon June 07, 2008   Link

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