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13 Souls In Columbine
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A song based on the Columbine High School tragedy that can best be described as country-folk. The song is over 5 minutes long and was written as a result of an email received shortly after the incident.
Single - $0.75
Acoustic - Acoustic Folk
Previous peak charts position #350
Previous peak charts position in subgenre #68
Steve Sevek
©Steven D. Sevek
April 07, 2007
MP3 5.0 MB
128 kbps bitrate
5:29 minutes
Story behind the song
Shortly after the Columbine tragedy an email was received about various circumstances that may or may not have led up to the event. This song is based on what was in that email. It asks a lot of questions and is designed to get the listener to think.
Lyrics
Columbine Students in Columbine in April 1999 Expected a normal day, same as any other time Then sudden explosions, outcries and screams As two young men that fateful day murdered ten plus three Thirteen souls in Columbine that no longer breathe Thirteen souls crying out for answers we all need Why all the violence? Oh, why won’t we all see? The fingers on the triggers ain’t what made those bodies bleed Can we blame it on the NRA and our right to bear arms? Or on the politicians who legislate our laws Can we blame it on religion and it’s failure to convert Or on the parents who allow young minds to feed on dirt? History’s first murder was committed by brother Cain He cut down brother Abel. With a club he crushed his brain Even the Son of God, named Jesus Christ Surrendered to his enemies so we might have life Thirteen souls in Columbine that no longer breathe Thirteen souls crying out for answers we all need Why all the violence? Oh, why won’t we all see? The fingers on the triggers ain’t what made those bodies bleed Can we blame it on the scientists & the idea we evolved? Or on all the pacifists and those who won’t get involved? Can we blame it on the media who control what we see and hear? Or blame it on society and the answers we all fear? The issue it was raised over six thousand years ago Who has the right to rule? Tell me do you know? It’s a simple answer most won’t accept It does not belong to mankind to direct his own step Thirteen souls in Columbine that no longer breathe Thirteen souls crying out for answers we all need Why all the violence? Oh, why won’t we all see? The fingers on the triggers ain’t what made those bodies bleed Good or bad can be found in the hearts of men What you get back depends on what you put in Feed on smut, lies and hatred and what might you become? Someone who bears a club or who uses a gun There is a Judgment Day many have heard or read about Each one will stand on his own and will render an account Know that "Vengeance is mine", this God has said Better seek his forgiveness or live your life in dread Thirteen souls in Columbine that no longer breathe Thirteen souls crying out for answers we all need Why all the violence? Oh, why won’t we all see? The fingers on the triggers ain’t what made those bodies bleed Daniel, the prophet, was told to seal up the book Until the time of the end when many would search and look So open your heart and your search might not be in vain You may just find the answers to all your anguish and pain Thirteen souls in Columbine that no longer breathe Thirteen souls crying out for answers we all need Why all the violence? Oh, why won’t we all see? The fingers on the triggers ain’t what made those bodies bleed Why all the violence? Why aren’t the answers clear? Could it be because the truth ain’t what most want to hear? ©2000 Steven D. Sevek
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