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There’s a Wall in Washington – Iris Dement

October 19, 2010

There’s a Wall in Washington

Written and Performed by Iris Dement.

Introduced by insistent bongos and a sound bed of piano and guitar, Iris Dement steps the microphone and in a clear, strong voice wails, “There’s a wall in Washington.” Her voice rasps with earnestness, the lyrics as straightforward as a punch.

Like the monument itself, the song unfolds unadorned by needless details or melodrama.