"Don't Tear Us Apart" as written by and Alexander Barr Kenneth W. Casey....
At the first sing of hardship, many bite the hand that feeds
And when there's trouble, oh, they simply cut and run
And when there's fear, a man will slit the throat of his neighbor
In a desperate search for comfort and love

Don't tear us apart
Don't tear us apart
Don't tear us apart
Don't tear us apart
Will you show, some hidin' in this trouble, here where it starts
You won't tear us apart

When your spirits are down and you've lost your way
And man's character once again falls on its face
Will somebody please come, aid those helpless in need
And renew our faith in this human race

Don't tear us apart
Don't tear us apart
Don't tear us apart
Don't tear us apart
Will you show, some hidin' in this trouble, here where it starts
You won't tear us apart

Don't tear us apart
You gotta show some heart
Don't tear us apart
You gotta show some heart

At the first sing of hardship, many bite the hand that feeds
And when there's trouble, oh, they simply cut and run
And when there's fear, a man will slit the throat of his neighbor
In a desperate search for comfort and love

Don't tear us apart
Don't tear us apart
Don't tear us apart
Don't tear us apart
Will you show, some hidin' in this trouble, here where it starts
You won't tear us apart

Will you show, some hidin' in this trouble, here where it starts
You won't tear us apart


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"Don't Tear Us Apart" as written by James P. Lynch Alexander Barr

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    General CommentThe first time I heard this song I was on the green line on my way to visit the temporary Copley Square memorial for those who died on April 15, 2013 so I always think of Boston in the aftermath of the bombings whenever I hear this song.

    "At the first sign of hardship, many bite the hand that feeds
    And when there's trouble, oh, they simply cut and run"
    I think of all the confusion and people running everywhere immediately after the bombing.

    "And when there's fear, a man will slit the throat of his neighbor
    In a desperate search for comfort and love"
    Terrorism in general. People who do these things are not thinking clearly and they have come over time to hate everybody. They just need comfort and love.

    "Don't tear us apart [x4]
    Will you show us, some hidin' in this trouble, here where it starts
    You won't tear us apart"
    The people of Boston saying 'don't let this tear us apart, we've got to stick together'.

    "When your spirits are down and you've lost your way
    And man's character once again falls on its face
    Will somebody please come, aid those helpless in need"
    In times like these, please will someone come help us.

    "And renew our faith in this human race"
    Show us that there are good people in the world too, and not just bad people. \
    Peter01on May 21, 2013   Link

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