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Garth Brooks Shares New Song 'We Belong to Each Other'

Artist of the decade award winner Garth Brooks performs at the iHeartRadio Music Awards on Thursday, March 14, 2019, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

When Garth Brooks appeared on ABC's Good Morning America last week to promote his upcoming drive-in concert event, he promised to send anchor Robin Roberts a new song over the weekend.

"If you want to share it, share it, if you want to keep it for you, keep it for you," Brooks told Roberts about the song.

Brooks delivered on his promise by sending "We Belong to Each Other" to Roberts. She shared it, alright, with the song and its lyric video premiering this past Monday, June 15 on Roberts' Facebook page.

https://www.facebook.com/robinroberts/videos/3121735334551430/

"My beloved momma always said 'everybody's got something' ... whatever your something is that you're facing I hope this brings you as much comfort as it has for me," Roberts added in her Instagram post about the song. "My immense gratitude to engineer, Matt Allen, studio manager, Charles Green, the gentleman who mastered it, Eric Conn, everyone who had a part in this and the incomparable Garth Brooks for allowing me to share this gift."

Any new music from Brooks makes it feel like we're all a step closer to hearing his forthcoming studio album Fun, which is finished yet has no release date due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.

"I don't want to be the guy that tries to do something in the midst where everybody is hurting," Brooks said during a May 11 episode of his Inside Studio G web series. "The album's ready to go. It's just how do you get out and promote and be happy and jolly while everybody's out there fighting for their lives not only physically, but fighting for their lives financially."

Although it doesn't address recent headlines, such as the Nashville tornado, COVID-19 or the murder of George Floyd, Brooks' song, like 1992's "We Shall Be Free" before it, preaches a much-needed message of unity, acceptance and healing.

"We Belong to Each Other" Lyrics

Ain't no wall can divide us, no matter how high
Ain't no storm can untie us, for all it may try
We're all leaves on the same tree, under one sky
Don't let nobody tell you otherwise

It's whispered by the wind to all living things
It's in every sunrise, it's what the wild birds sing
It shines new born eyes
Faces line and worn
It's the tie that binds us all
And it won't be torn

We belong to each other
We are sister and brother
Born to love one another

We are ancient stars turned flesh and bone
We're all travelers on a bus ride home
Yeah we laugh and we cry
We rise and we fall
Yeah we fuss and we fight, but through it all

We belong to each other
We are sister and brother
Born to love one another

We're all leaves on the same tree
Waves in the same sea
You and me, we belong to each other

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