FORGOTTEN VICTIMS
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Flash on the evening news between sound bites of guns and war
Single mom of two, bags filled with food, walkin' home from a corner store
Didn't have a chance caught in the crossfire of a gangland turf dispute
But not a word is heard for those who remain to share grief's bitter fruit

A loving mother left behind two boys who pass from foster home to home
And her parents of an only child endure final days weeping alone
Her boyfriend Stu and best friend Sue try an' piece together lives blown apart
while the mother of a killer who did her best slowly dies from a broken heart

Sing a song of forgotten victims
For those who remain here
Whose pain hones like a blue-steel knife
Day by day, year by year
May they find it within Godís grace to somehow
Keep on keepin' on
Find strength to rise above
And with his love overcome

That bitter old man on the stool next to yours once had his youthful dreams
An' the junkie in the alley may recall better times between his silent screams
The priest of deceit an' lady on main street share more than meets the eye
And God only knows how many reasons why but for his hand go you an' I

Sing a song of forgotten victims
For those who remain here
Whose pain hones like a blue-steel knife
Day by day, year by year
May they find it within Godís grace to somehow
Keep on keeping on
Find strength to rise above
And with his love overcome

It may be true we make our own choices an' no doubt we've all sinned
But in life's big picture of circumstance we're tumbleweeds in a desert wind

So, sing a song of forgotten victims
For those who remain here
Whose pain hones like a blue-steel knife
Day by day, year by year
May we find it within Godís grace to somehow
Keep on keeping on
Find strength to rise above
And with his love overcome

Say a prayer for forgotten victims, those who remain here *


* Dedicated to former Upland, California police officer Gary Johnson; in memory of his beloved sister Stacei Gittelman.



           


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