Lyrics, "Pray for the Children", Illusions of ME, 2007 (Ms2008-020)

Title

Lyrics, "Pray for the Children", Illusions of ME, 2007 (Ms2008-020)

Description

Lyrics for the song "Pray for the Children" written by Alison I. Meyers and performed by Illusions of ME in response to the April 16, 2007 shootings at Virginia Tech.

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Date

Rights

Copyright 2007 by, Alison I. Meyers for AM Ready Entertainment. Used with permission. https://rightsstatements.org/page/InC/1.0/

Format

application/pdf

Language

English

Type

Identifier

Ms2008-020_B282_F29_2007a

Bibliographic Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: [identification of item], [box], [folder], Virginia Tech April 16, 2007 Archives of the University Libraries, Ms2008-020, Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Rights Holder

Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech

Transcript

© 2007 By, Alison I. Meyers for AM Ready Entertainment. All Rights Reserved.

"Pray for the Children"
Written by Alison Meyers
As recorded by, "Illusions of ME"

Early one spring, in a Virginia town
Shots rang out on the campus grounds
Misguided youth with a firearms
Took out his aggressions with bodily harm

In the morning light you could hear them shout
Run for cover or you won't make it out
The students all ran for their lives
At the horror unfolding before their eyes

Pray for the children
As they lie
(Let's Pray)
Pray for the ones
That lost their lives

(Let's Pray)
Pray for the children
Taken before their time
(Let's Pray)
Pray for the ones
For whom a nation now cries.

He went through the dorms
Shot them one by one
Then he reloaded
Before he moved on

Across the quad
And down to the hall
Opened the classroom doors
And bodies began to fall

(Pray)
Pray for the children
As they lie
(Let's Pray)
Pray for the ones
That lost their lives

—Page 2—
© 2007 By, Alison I. Meyers for AM Ready Entertainment. All Rights Reserved.

(Let's Pray)
Pray for the children
Taken before their time
(Let's Pray)
Pray for the ones
For whom a nation wonders why

And in the end
When silence fills the air
33 Bodies lay in blood
Oh, the life that was taken there

(Pray)
And Pray for the children
As they lie
(Let's Pray)
Pray for the faculty
That helped them to survive
(Let's Pray)
Pray for our country
Whose history changed today
(Let's Pray)
And pray for the Children

Citation

Illusions of Me, “Lyrics, "Pray for the Children", Illusions of ME, 2007 (Ms2008-020),” VT Special Collections and University Archives Online, accessed February 22, 2024, http://digitalsc.lib.vt.edu/Ms2008-020/Ms2008-020_B282_F29_2007a.