Payton Gendron (Live Take)

from Payton Gendron by Lightning Lucas

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This is a song in response to the Buffalo mass shooting, also touching on the war in Ukraine and the US passing 1,000,000 COVID deaths.
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--Lightning Lucas-- Sunday 5/15/2022

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Newspaper hit the doorstop of my heart this morning,
Headline read, another ten dead,
Shot by a kid, who was wrong in the head,

It’s easier to make believe it’s make-believe,
It’s easier to pretend it’s just pretend,
It’s easier to imagine it’s just the imagination of the man at the radio station,
Rather than the messed up mind of the boy with the gun in his hand,
It’s easier to make believe it’s make-believe…

Newspaper hit the doorstop of my heart this morning,
Headline read, thousands now dead,
When I ask what for, they say another war,

It’s easier to make believe it’s make-believe,
It’s easier to pretend it’s just pretend,
It’s difficult to imagine the imagination of the man at the highest position,
Thinking it’s a grand idea to keep sending more boys with guns in their hands
It’s easier to make believe it’s make-believe…

Newspaper hit the doorstop of my heart this morning,
Headline read, a million are dead,
In a country where we had the cure to spare

It’s easier to make believe it’s make-believe,
But some choose to pretend it’s just pretend,
Empirical evidence isn’t as real as what I feel and what I read on my newsfeed
Tells me that I is more important than we
It’s easier to make believe it’s make-believe,
It’s easier to pretend it’s just pretend,
And ‘guns don’t kill people, people kill people’
They say as they pray as they peep through the keyhole
And wait to come out till the murder-suicide… blood has dried
It’s easier to make believe it’s make-believe…
It’s easier to pretend it’s just pretend,
…unfortunately this is not the end
…Fade out

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from Payton Gendron, released May 20, 2022

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On July 21, 2013 Lucas was directly hit by a freak lightning bolt. He lived to appreciate the stage name.

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