The Eternal Candle


Have you heard the news today?
I want to close my eyes and make it go away.
I watched the news all morning long,
I can't tear my eyes away from the horror going on.

People crying in their seats
Lots of smoke and blood and more are dying in the streets
How long? How long will this keep going on?
How long? Will America keep singing on?

We always thought we were immune,
I wish we'd known the truth a lot more soon.
The world can just stand and stare,
No one believes it and a lot more don't care.

We'll hear the fighting, not so far anymore,
Do they know that we don't want to go to war?
But hundreds more are gonna die,
And all I can do is sit here and sigh...