Behind the Music – “Tear Down the Walls” from BoughtXBlood

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Alvin Triplett from BoughtXBlood eplains the inspiration from their song “Tear Down the Walls” off the Rebirth // Reanimate album.


I wrote the lyrics to TDTW after I turned on the TV and watched this group of people who call themselves a church, protesting and saying God hated (insert whatever sinner you can think of here). I saw opinions being stressed over sound doctrine. As an assistant to my father, who is a pastor, and also as an ordained minister myself, I continuously check myself to make sure I am preaching and teaching the truth. Jesus never built walls to keep people out.

I honestly believe that when Jesus said He would destroy this temple and rebuild it in three days, that not only was He speaking of himself but also that He would break down the barriers that kept us from being able to touch God the Father. That’s where “we can rebuild what we tear down today” came from in the chorus. If churches can get away from this easy “believeism” they have adopted as truth and get back to preaching the way Jesus intended, that we would see a mighty move of the spirit.

We need to tear down the walls of self and build the walls of safety only found in the arms of Jesus.