Build the Bridges

The Build the Bridges Project is an all encompassing effort to build bridges and take down walls musically and every conceivable way. The pivot point of this effort is a the video that will keep expanding as we add more people singing the song in different languages across the globe. This newest version includes footage from refugees in Tijuana, Mexico singing in Spanish and a Russian translation. Scroll down to see the Russian translation.

Here’s the Spanish version

You can also look at some of the raw footage for the video by clicking here.

Here we have people singing in English, Spanish, and Russian.

Build the bridges

(chorus)
We’re gonna build the bridges
Take down the walls
We’re gonna build the bridges not the walls
Not the walls
We’re gonna build the bridges
Take down the walls­
We’re gonna build the bridges not the walls
Not the walls

(verse 1)
Gonna love everybody
Everybody I see
Gonna love everybody even if they don’t look like me
Gonna love everybody
Everybody I see
Gonna love everybody even if they don’t look like me
Look like me

(verse 2)
Gonna love everybody
Everybody I see
Gonna love everybody even if they don’t think like me
Gonna love everybody
Everybody I see
Gonna love everybody even if they don’t think like me
think like me

(verse 1)
Gonna love everybody
Everybody I see
Gonna love everybody even if they don’t love like me
Gonna love everybody
Everybody I see
Gonna love everybody even if they don’t love like me
love like me

Construyamos los Puentes

(el coro)
Construyamos puentes
derrivemos muros

Construyamos puentes no los muros
no los muros

Construyamos  puentes
derrivemos muros

Construyamos puentes no los muros
no los muros

(el verso numero 1)
Amare a todos
Todos los que yo veo
Amare a todos aunque ellos no se vean como yo
Amare a todos
Todos los que yo veo
Amare a todos aunque ellos no se vean como yo

(el verso numero 2)
Amare a todos
Todos los que yo veo
Amare a todos aunque ellos no pienzen como yo
Amare a todos
Todos los que yo veo
Amare a todos aunque ellos no pienzen como yo

(el verso numero 3)
Amare a todos
Todos los que yo veo
Amare a todos aunque ellos no amen como yo
Amare a todos
Todos los que yo veo
Amare a todos aunque ellos no amen como yo

Russian

Припев:
Давайте стоить не стены, Не стены, а мосты
Мы будем строить не стены, а мосты А мосты!
Давайте стоить не стены, Не стены, а мосты
Мы будем строить не стены, а мосты А мосты!

(1 Куплет) Давайте жить в этом мире Всех вокруг любя
Даже если кто-то непохожий на тебя
Давайте жить в этом мире Всех вокруг любя
Даже если кто-то непохожий на тебя

(2 Куплет) Давайте жить в этом мире Всех вокруг любя
Даже если чье-то мнение непонятно для тебя
Давайте жить в этом мире Всех вокруг любя
Даже если чье-то мнение непонятно для тебя

(2 Куплет) Мы будем жить в этом мире Всех вокруг любя
Если чьи-то предпочтения непонятны для тебя
Мы будем жить в этом мире Всех вокруг любя
Если чьи-то предпочтения непонятны для тебя Для тебя

4 thoughts on “Build the Bridges

  1. Hola Jonathan! This is Jane from Iowa. We met in Green Valley and went to Operation Streamline and Nogales together. I love your music and am hoping to share teach and perform your building bridges song this month at our unitarian church. love and Peace!

    1. Hola Jane! I don’t know how I missed this message! Well I kind of know. One of our volunteers just pointed it out to me today. I hope to be coming through Iowa in early August with my Build the Bridges tour. Did you do the Build the Bridges song? I put you on our email list. If you don’t want to be, let me know and I’ll take you off. Email is better than wordpress if you want to reply to this.

      1. Hi Jonathan – I was at the UU service in Okoboji yesterday and yes, Jane did sing Build the Bridges song during the service! It was a wonderful service.
        Please let me know when and where you Iowa tour will be. Want to come to Iowa City? Or Des Moines?
        And please add me to the email – Thanks – Deb , a UU from Iowa City

        1. Hi Deb,

          I just saw this for the first time! I’d love to come to Iowa City! or Des Moines! I guess not now though… Who knows what will happen if and when this calms down. We’ll have to be in closer touch! In the mean time I will put you on the list. What we’re trying to do is make comMUSIKey global with offices all over the world. Maybe you can be on the globalizing team. Oh and did anyone record the Build the Bridges song?

          And one more thing. Let’s communicate through email. I’ll prolly reply faster! jb@comMUSIKey.org

          I hope you and your loved ones are doing well.

          Jonathan

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