The Wall



“The Wall” is a popular song, written by Clyde Otis.
It was most successfully popularized by Patti Page in 1957. The Page recording was issued by Mercury Records as catalog number 71059, (the flip side of “A Poor Man’s Roses (or a Rich Man’s Gold)”) and first reached the Billboard chart on March 6, 1957, lasting 6 weeks and peaking at #43.

Other 1957 recordings were made by Eileen Rodgers as Columbia Records catalog number 40850, and by Brook Benton. Shirley Bassey recorded the track at this time whilst in New York, and it was issued in 1959 as an album track. The song can be found on an album called “Somebody loves me”  with on the a-side a live registration of a concert at the Café De Paris in London. “The Wall” has not been re-released yet on a compilation CD. For previous information on “The Wall” by DavidB click here

Lyrics The Wall:

There’s a wall between us,
and it’s not made of stone.
Although we’re together,
I feel so alone.
Though you say you love me ,
There’s no warmth in your kiss,
Speak your mind my darling,
We can’t go on like this.
(We can’t go on like this)

Is it somethin’  I’ve done that changed you?
Has somethin’  I’ve said hurt you so?
Is there someone else that you care for?

What ever it is let me know.

There’s a wall between us,
will it  keep us apart?
Darling tare down that wall,
and mend my broken heart,
and mend my broken heart.
(Tare down, tare down, tare down that wall)


3 thoughts on “The Wall”

  1. I agree Harriet. It’s really interesting listening to this and seeing how DSB’s music style has really evolved over the decades. I enjoyed listening to this very early DSB recording style, which was typical of that era. Whatever era, DSB’s voice will always be distinct and outstanding. Thank you very much Pieter.

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