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It’s Not Supposed To Happen But It Did

bang-bang-bang, another high school massacre
trench coat terror walkin’ down the long dark hall
like a video game gone real
oh my god, they’re gonna kill ‘em all
and they almost did
they were good clean kids
it’s not supposed to happen but it did

in sad Colorado the stadium was filled
with the dearly beloved all gathered in silence
and all the tears and the trembling fears
of a culture gone crazy with violence
and their minds were numb
in the shivering sunlight
it’s not supposed to happen but it did

the singer sang out about the love of Jesus
and the faraway reach of the savior’s good right hand
and the prayers were spoke but no Lazarus awoke
from the terminal peace of this damaged land
and their eyes were glazed
these were dangerous days
it’s not supposed to happen but it did

the president spoke with a voice like gun smoke
he said “there’s too much aggression, our ways will have to change”
while the bombers he sent off to Kosovo went
but nobody seemed to notice anything strange
and how would you feel
beneath a sky made of steel
it’s not supposed to happen but it did

and the general droned while his bright medals shone
and for “peace” he fairly did shout it
and he never looked back at what he did in Iraq
and nobody asked him about it
they just tried to accept
while they silently wept
it’s not supposed to happen but it did

and the fighter planes flew through the stadium blue
it was an honor formation, a thundering roar
and the squadron leader he was a high school graduate
and he loved his alma mater and that’s what it was for
and reality spun
with its anchor undone
it’s not supposed to happen but it did

please don’t think me a fool, uncaring or cruel
but I have to ask questions where questions have grown
who are these ones with their official big guns
and how dare they condemn the violence they have sown
my heart is undone for these friends and relations
whose lives have gone hollow and may never repair
but hypocrisy screams through the house of my dreams
when I see these monsters pretending to care
and the silence will roar
in this country of war
the silence will roar
it’s not supposed to happen but it did