Alternative political/cultural commentary from an historical New Left working-class counter-cultural perspective.
Sunday, July 24, 2016
`Orlando Massacre' folk song lyrics
An anti-war topical folk song about mass shootings in USA and endless U.S. drone wars abroad that was written after the 2016 massacre in Orlando, Florida.
(lyrics) (chorus) On Virginia Tech's campus In a Sandy Hook school And in California and Colorado And a Black church massacre In South Carolina And then 49 killed in Orlando.
(verses) They claim drone wars in foreign lands "Protect our security" Yet the more they make war to change regimes The less secure people seem to be. (chorus) They cut programs that treat the mentally ill To pay billions for "homeland security" Yet they don't stop weapons being sold to the insane Before they go on a shooting spree. (chorus) He worked for G4S That gets contracts to provide "security" Yet before licensing him to shoot his gun They failed to do enough screening. (chorus) In the LGBT Pulse club The homophobic guard staged his massacre To kill civilians was his goal In his lonely, mixed-up, suicidal war. (chorus) The leaders still don't know that drone attacks Create hate and not world peace And negotiations, not more endless war, Is the way to get homeland security. (chorus)