Mighty Gates
MIGHTY GATES - 4:51
Songwriters: Dobie Gray / Ricky Ray Rector
Publishers: Ricky Ray Music (BMI) / Dobie Gray-Simonton Music (BMI)

HAVE YOU HEARD THE SONG OF SILENCE
FILLING UP THE NIGHTS
HAVE YOU WATCHED THE FLAMES OF ANGER BURN
SOMETHING ISN’T RIGHT
BUT YOU AND I COULD STOP THE MADNESS
DOESN’T MATTER WHO’S TO BLAME
NO, TOGETHER WE CAN CHANGE

STREETS OF FIRE
TO PEACEFUL ROADS
CEASE THE VIOLENCE
LET THE HEALING WATERS FLOW
THE VAIL OF HATRED
CAN BE LIFTED FROM OUR EYES
WHEN THE MIGHTY GATES OF LOVE OPEN WIDE

WELL, IF THE HEARTLESS FEW DIVIDE US
OH, THE MANY STAND TO LOSE
WE CAN RISE ABOVE INDIFFERENCE
OR ALL STAND ACCUSED
FAITH CAN MOVE THE MOUNTAINS
BUT THE FAITHFUL MUST BE STRONG
ALONG THE WAY, AS WE JOURNEY ON

STREETS OF FIRE
TO PEACEFUL ROADS
CEASE ALL THE VIOLENCE
LET THE HEALING WATERS FLOW
THE VAIL OF HATRED
CAN BE LIFTED FROM OUR EYES
WHEN THE MIGHTY GATES OF LOVE OPEN WIDE

THERE WILL ALWAYS, BE SOMEONE
WHO JUST WON’T AGREE
BUT YOUR LOVE, AND MY LOVE
CAN TAKE US DOWN THESE

STREETS OF FIRE
TO PEACEFUL ROADS
WHY CAN’T WE CEASE ALL THE VIOLENCE
LET THE HEALING WATERS FLOW
THE VAIL OF HATRED
CAN BE LIFTED FROM OUR EYES
OH, WHEN THE MIGHTY GATES OF LOVE OPEN WIDE

COME ON PEACEFUL ROAD
WHY CAN’T WE CEASE THE VIOLENCE
LET THE HEALING WATERS FLOW
THE VAIL OF HATRED
CAN BE LIFTED FROM OUR EYES
OH, WHEN THE MIGHTY GATES OF LOVE OPEN WIDE