Prayers & Platitudes

from World on Fire by Val Blaha

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Don't try to tell me that we are free. Don't try to tell me this is how it's gotta be. Don't try to tell me that you are shocked. And don't try to say that it's too soon to talk, 'cus I don't wanna cry anymore. Don't wanna worry 'bout who's gonna walk through that door. I don't wanna be scared to send my child to school. I don't wanna cry anymore. More people lost to guns than in all our wars. I don't want to hear any of your prayers or platitudes.

Don't try to sell me that we are safe. Don't try to say that it's too late. Don't try to argue that we should all be armed. Don't pretend that that would cause less harm. I don't wanna cry anymore. Don't wanna worry 'bout who's gonna walk through that door. I don't wanna be scared to send my child to school. I don't wanna cry anymore. More people lost to guns than in all our wars. I don't want to hear any of your prayers or platitudes.

This freedom isn't free. It's sheer insanity to watch the same scene play out yet again today. This freedom isn't free. This fraught reality is bought for us courtesy of the NRA.

Don't fold your hands and stand on by. Don't ask your god, Why, God, why? We know the reason this keeps happening. Money talks and money blocks the laws that should be changing. I don't wanna cry anymore. Don't wanna worry 'bout who's gonna walk through that door. I don't wanna be scared to send my child to school. I don't wanna cry anymore. More people lost to guns than in all our wars. I don't want to hear any of your prayers or platitudes.

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from World on Fire, released August 30, 2019
Acoustic guitar: Val Blaha
Rhythm and lead electric guitars: Dave Hannon
Drums, bass, organ, samples: Jamie Hill
Pedal steel: Dan Tyack

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Val Blaha Portland, Oregon

Music has always been an important part of Val Blaha's life. She loved to sing from a very young age, and started studying piano at age 6, earning accolades and numerous awards before age 17. She has been steadily performing and songwriting for the past 12 years. Val also plays guitar, bass, and mandolin. Her newest album World on Fire will be released in late August 2019. ... more

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