We Will Walk Through The Streets Of The City

Having extensive careers in both music and politics, it was natural for McDermott to entwine both of his backgrounds in his new EP, given the events of the past year. The video and song, “We Will Walk Through The Streets Of The City”,  reflect not only the resilience and fortitude of the human spirit, but also the hope that things will change for the better. This is a powerful song written by a powerful visionary musician.

 

– Americana Highways

Chuck McDermott: Vocals

Marco Giovino: Drums

Marty Ballou: Upright Bass

Duke Levine: Electric Guitar, Mandola

Chris Rival: Electric Guitar, Slide Guitar

BJ Cole: Pedal Steel Guitar

The ;McCrary Sisters: Vocals

LYRICS: We Will Walk Through The Streets Of The City

Written by Gaylord Heywood (1880 - 1931) adapted by Chuck McDermott

 

We will walk through the streets of that city

That our loving ones have gone on before

We will dance on the bank of the river

We will study war no more

 

I am weak but as one we are mighty

We now join as one powerful hand

We will move with all merciful wisdom

We will sing in the liberty band

 

We will walk through the streets of that city

That our loving ones have gone on before

We will dance on the bank of the river

We will study war no more

 

There’s a soul in the songs of this city

There’s a soul in the sight of the blind

In our numbers there’s heavenly power

That no one man alone can deny

 

We will walk through the streets of that city

That our loving ones have gone on before

We will dance on the bank of the river

We will study war no more

 

To every pain, sin, sickness or sorrow

We’ll bring hope with our arms open wide

We’ll speak out to the preachers of power

With the sunshine of truth on our side

 

We will walk through the streets of that city

That our loving ones have gone on before

We will dance on the bank of the river

We will study war no more

 

We will walk through the streets of that city

That our loving ones have gone on before

We will dance on the bank of the river

We will study war no more

 

We will dance on the bank of the river

We will study war no more