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  1. Good People

From the recording For The 99

First chorus after the drone verse ended up being an instrumental

Sometimes there are no words

Lyrics

Suburban high school Rocky Mountain way
A couple of angry boys killed twelve classmates
The neighbors say the parents are to blame
And we thought they were good people

Drone over Afghanistan
A village laid waste
The pilot can’t get hurt ten thousand miles away
Nintendo death the modern military way
Brought by the good people

I was feeling so distressed I went to the hospital
“Here now” the doctor said
“Just take these pills
How else can you expect to get well well well . . .
And be like the good people?”

Birds fly o’er my jealous eyes
Beyond the rain and the lies

Homeless on the street
An old woman stripped of pride
Half a block from the new boutiques
She’s standing on a church breadline
This ain’t the ’30s
It’s the new millennium time
Where are the good people?

words & music ©2018 by Sharleen Leahey
August Echo Music (bmi) • All rights reserved
Vocals & Guitar: Sharleen Leahey
Synthesizer: Kilday

Sharleen Leahey • songwriter/singer/recording artist • www.rumorsofpeace.net • www.sharleenleahey.com • © 2019 songs4peace