Song, "Praying for Blacksburg", Mel Morris, April 30, 2007 (Ms2008-020)

Title

Song, "Praying for Blacksburg", Mel Morris, April 30, 2007 (Ms2008-020)

Description

Song written and performed by Mel Morris in response to the April 16, 2007 shootings at Virginia Tech.

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Date

Rights

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Format

audio/wav

Language

English

Type

Identifier

Ms2008-020_B283_F6_2007_0430

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

Transcription

Our thoughts and our prayers</br>
From a family who cares</br>
They are all with you tonight</br>
</br>
Our sisters and our brothers</br>
Fathers and mothers</br>
And the heroes who tried to save them all</br>
</br>
We want you to know</br>
You are not alone</br>
We are all standing by your side</br>
</br>
We all feel your pain</br>
We will hold your hand</br>
We will dry your eyes when the teardrops fall</br>
</br>
Tonight we’re praying for Blacksburg</br>
Lord we need a helping hand</br>
Put your arms around us</br>
Help us understand</br>
Tonight we’re praying for Blacksburg</br>
</br>
Police cars and sirens</br>
Are etched into my brain</br>
Three weeks away from graduation</br>
</br>
How could this happen</br>
In our home away from home</br>
It was always such a happy place</br>
</br>
The things that we saw</br>
The sounds that we heard</br>
We did not know what to do</br>
</br>
Then we heard the news</br>
Our worst fears had come true</br>
Then the tears started rolling down our face</br>
</br>
Tonight we’re praying for Blacksurg</br>
Lord we need a helping hand</br>
Put your arms around us</br>
Help us understand</br>
Tonight we’re praying for Blacksburg</br>
</br>
Lord lift us up</br>
Help us stand again</br>
Get us through all this grief and pain</br>
</br>
We will fly our flag</br>
The orange and maroon</br>
To let the world know we’re still here</br>
</br>
We need to smile again</br>
Together with our friends</br>
Talk about the good times we’ve had</br>
</br>
We will carry on</br>
We’re Hokies right or wrong</br>
And we’ll walk around this campus without fear</br>
</br>
Tonight we’re praying for Blacksburg</br>
Lord we need a helping hand</br>
Put your arms around us</br>
Help us understand</br>
Tonight we’re praying for Blacksburg</br>
</br>
Tonight we’re all praying for Blacksburg

Duration

00:04:11

Bit Rate/Frequency

1411.2 kbps

Citation

Morris, Mel, “Song, "Praying for Blacksburg", Mel Morris, April 30, 2007 (Ms2008-020),” VT Special Collections and University Archives Online, accessed February 28, 2024, http://digitalsc.lib.vt.edu/Ms2008-020/Ms2008-020_B283_F6_2007_0430.