I think wrote the first half of these lyrics directly after the Brussels terrorist attacks in 2016 when suicide bombers killed and injured many innocent people at Zaventem airport and in the metro. It might have been after the Paris attacks, or London or just about anywhere within the last 10 years… Basically the world we live in is a complex place where people are plugged into so much information but no-one is listening to what’s really being said or done. I don’t want to turn this into a rant against social media, politicians, media etc… I just came across these lyrics from a while back and decided to add a bit more to the end.
How long will this go on?
I can’t take this any longer
The invisible threat of suicide bombers
What can’t kill you makes you stronger
I was raised to understand it’s wrong to
Kill at will – It’s a bitter pill to swallow
We turn to leaders to follow
But their promises are hollow
People praying for a better tomorrow
But nobody knows what tomorrow brings
More pain and suffering without the buffering
Direct feeds to watch people bleed
They tell us technology is what we need
But I’ve got five senses
And I sense this senseless violence is provoked
Prodding at beehives like yoke
People Like it and Share it but it’s no joke
Look away from Youtube and ask the person next to you
How do you do?
You’d be surprised sitting side by side
Unaware you’re all on the same ride
Of trying to make it through life
In one piece
Why is it so difficult to achieve one love and one peace?