8 times...

by April Given, 15

Dedicated to all the innocent lives taken in Littleton, Colorado

How can we sit back and listen to this?
When all our loved ones are gone.
All the hate inside of these kids,
Tell me life will go on.
It's hard to find a way to stop all these crimes.

8 times... 8 times in the past few years,
Faded memories can not erase the tears.
We can live our lives
Can you hear their cries?
We can't let them fade away
We have to make it safe.
I still don't understand how this can be.
Next time will they take someone close to me?
When we stand aside and see the ones we know
Are we going to be able to let go?
It's hard to find a way to stop all these crimes.

8 times... 8 times in the past few years,
Faded memories can not erase the tears.
We can live ours lives
Can you hear their cries
We can't let them fade away.
We have to make it safe.
A year goes by
And still we cry
Let's stop the pain
What do we gain?
God bless the souls of the dead.
We clean the blood they've bleed.
In time, will we be next?
Will we be next?

8 times 8 times 8 times....
8 times in the past few years
Faded memories can not erase the tears.
We can live our lives
I can hear their cries
We can't let them fade away.
We have to make it safe....
God save the souls of the living....