Symphony Of Violence

Another day, another gunman runs amok
You think your caring government really gives a fuck?
They’ve declared another holiday from rational thought
And we find ourselves back in the very same spot

They’ll cry and they’ll weep while pretending to lead
As they all run for cover at lightning speed
As soon as this blows over we can all get back
To not giving a damn about the next drone attack

Don’t be mistaken, this was a deplorable act
This young man’s mind was obviously cracked
But he wasn’t the first and he won’t be the last
We can all do a lot more than just feel aghast

We can and we must always protect our most susceptible
Because anything less is completely unacceptable
Real change will not come from those we elect
But from protesting policies we deem far from correct

For those in America now living in fear
Open your eyes while you’re shedding that tear
This symphony of violence is such a familiar tune
That no man, woman or child can ever truly be immune

It doesn’t matter who you are or where you’re from
You could be a distant stranger or a very loyal chum
Your skin could be white or it can be brown
Every victim screams the exact same sound

But don’t expect miracles from your commander-in-chief
He’s not the one to turn to in your time of grief
How can he be when he gets such a thrill
Spending every Tuesday picking more young Muslims to kill

So while the media dances around these uncomfortable issues
And a new class of mourners keep reaching for those tissues
Time to get off your asses and demonstrate your clout
So the powerful stop taking the easy way out

Dennis Earl
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Saturday, December 15, 2012
3:27 a.m.

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