Peace & Love & Thoughts & Prayers

by The Alternative Facts

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released May 20, 2019

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Track Name: The Second Summer of Love
I thought the winter might never end

The weather sent me around the bend

Prayed to my invisible friend

For my broken heart to mend

You can’t wait for a man above

The Second Summer of Love

Free your mind of the trivial stuff
The Second Summer of Love

Looking back a half century

Thinking about how it used to be

Love was there to celebrate

Living free from fear and hate

Do your best for those in need

Live the life you want to lead

Free to break those dumb taboos

Free to love anyone you choose

Don't wait for a man above

The Second Summer of Love
Don’t ever stop ‘til you get enough

The Second Summer of Love

Let your heart float high above
The Second Summer of Love

Don’t ever stop ‘til you get enough

The Second Summer of Love

Love... love... love... love... love...
Track Name: Caravan
They cannot wait
They mean no harm
No need to fear or hate
No reason for alarm

They have no choice
They have no home
They hear the angry voice
And still they have to roam

They seek the promised land
The human caravan
To love your fellow man,
Embrace the caravan

A caravan of human souls
United with a simple goal:
Survive...
Just stay alive...

They are the poor
In search of more
Greet them with open arms
Instead of open war

This isn't new
For me and you
We are all immigrants
Our parents came here too

There is no evil plan
The human caravan
The family of man
Embrace the caravan

A caravan of human souls
United with a simple goal:
Survive...
Just stay alive...
Track Name: Peace is worth fighting for
When the days are gray
And the nights drag on
When you have to stay
Though you’d rather be gone

Peace
is worth fighting for
is worth striving for
is worth crying for

Drag yourself along
With a broken heart
Dreaming of the end
When it’s only the start

Peace
is worth dealing for
is worth kneeling for
is worth stealing for

Peace
is worth fighting for
is worth striving for
is worth dying for

Let peace breathe in
Your heart again
There is no war
Worth dying for

Peace
is worth fighting for
is worth striving for
is worth crying for

Peace
is worth fighting for
is worth striving for
is worth DYING for

Peace blossoms in your sun
Share peace with everyone
Track Name: License to Love
He can fan the flames
He can boil the pot
All the racist bigotry is
All that we are not

He said he'd make America great
As if it wasn't great enough
He gave the right a license to hate
But we don't need a license to love
Track Name: Stupid is the New Smart
Oh lucky day
God bless the USA
It's AOK
No facts get in the way

Ignorance is bliss
Who knew it would come to this
Things are made to fall apart

STUPID IS THE NEW SMART

Just look around
You'll see them dumb it down
It's Crazy Town
Run by an orange clown

Open up your eyes
See through his cheap disguise
No brain no soul no heart

STUPID IS THE NEW SMART

Share yourself on Instagram
Navel-gazing selfie land
Wanna be a YouTube star
Losing touch with who you are

Check in with your Facebook friends
Watching those Kardashians
Catch up with your Twitter feed
Real news takes too long to read

Smart phones keep us mighty dumb
Kill our equilibrium
"Stay connected" so they say
Real connections slip away

Will we ever realize
Smart phones have us hypnotized
Keep on staring at the screen
Life is just a stupid dream

(wake up)
Track Name: Thoughts and Prayers
Once again they seem to care
Sending out their Thoughts and Prayers
Those are easy words to say
In the pocket of the NRA

Another day, another tragedy
Is this the price we pay for being free?
Is it worth the right to buy more guns?
To make a killer out of anyone?

Now they act as if they care
Tweeting out those Thoughts and Prayers
Those are easy words to say
In the pocket of the NRA

The politicians know their role:
Never speak of gun control
They read the same script every time
"Shooters bad but guns are fine"

They face the cameras and act bereaved
Hoping we might be deceived
Waiting for the next sad day
They're dirty soldiers for the NRA

Once again they seem to care
Sending out their Thoughts and Prayers
Those are easy words to say
In the pocket of the NRA

Now they act as if they care
Tweeting out those Thoughts and Prayers
Those are easy words to say
In the pocket of the NRA

If the shooter was a Muslim man,
There would be another travel ban,
If he's white it's just a goddamn shame
Terrorism by another name

Now the cowards claim to care
Tweeting out those Thoughts and Prayers
Saying “nothing can be done”
“Blame the shooter, not the gun”

If they want to show sympathy
They should turn down blood money
How many more must die this way?
Say NO to the NRA!

Thoughts and Prayers won't bring them back
They won't stop the next attack
How many more must die this way?
Say NO to the NRA!

It can happen anywhere
Then we'll see more Thoughts and Prayers
How many more must die this way?
Say NO to the NRA!