Orlando

by Thomas Clarke

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My response to the Orlando shootings, instrumentally based in part on 2015's "City Of the Dead".

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Give me a reason to celebrate June 12

Give me a reason to celebrate another act of evil

Give me a reason to condemn the right when the left is wrong

And the guy who did this is even more evil than both!

What did those 49 die for? Having fun?

Blame the gun when it's the demon who fired it!

Tired of the hate and violence

Tired of infanticide, beheadings, shootings, all because you're different

Tired of the wrong ones having the loudest voices

Isis, Daesh, Westboro, you're the real fags

seems fitting since we lost so much there, including our souls

all for trying to have fun in Orlando

Tired of the wrong ones having the loudest voices

Isis, Daesh, Westboro, you're the real fags

Don't know why my thoughts went back there

uh oh

Maybe it's time to let the dead bury their dead and get on with my life

Tired of the hate and violence

seems fitting since we lost so much there, including our souls

all for trying to have fun in Orlando

credits

released June 19, 2016
instrumentation and lyrics by Thomas Clarke. Software used: Acoustica Mixcraft 6, Spesoft text-to-speech, and Mastering Box. Recorded on June 19, 2016 at SAMP in Austin, TX

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Thomas Clarke Lewiston, Maine

Thomas Clarke was born in Abilene, TX, and raised in Colorado Springs. In the early 1990s, he first met producer Steve Peak (Speak Online), who introduced him to songwriting. He attended Brooklyn College in the late 1990s. He was one of the co-stars and contributed music to a 2014 art production about homelessness in Austin called “Am I Invisible”. ... more

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