Orlando

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Who killed all those people at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida, and why?

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Who killed all those people in Orlando
Why did he do it, was it Islamic State
Was it YouTube videos, the way they disseminate
Was it radical imams preaching the jihad
Saying go commit a massacre in the name of God

Who killed all those people in Orlando
Why did he do it, what made him buy a gun
Was it hard to be an Afghan after 9-1-1
Or was it as a child, did he hear the politician
Who said 500,000 dead kids was still the right decision

Who killed all those people in Orlando
Why did he do it, did the Air Force play a part
When they bombed the wedding party, is that what froze his heart
Was it a lack of mental health care that made things go so wrong
Or was there no way left to make him feel that he belonged

Who killed all those people in Orlando
Why did he do it, did he wish he hadn't been
Born into the world, in his own gay skin
Did he loath himself, is that how it all began
And just who had taught him it was wrong to love another man

Who killed all those people in Orlando
Why did he do it, was it the NRA
Who made it easy for him to express himself this way
Another legally purchased weapon that fired automatic rounds
Leading to the scene with 50 bodies on the ground

Who killed all those people in Orlando
Why did he do it, perhaps it's only him to blame
He's just acting on free will, an individual shame
Maybe he grew up in a vacuum and carried out a senseless act
Maybe we're wrong to try to question or to ascertain the facts about

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from Punk Baroque, released May 1, 2017

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