Why Did You Do It, Why Don't You Care?

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Gregory W. Irish
03/01/2013
Gregory W. Irish

Story

This song I was writing about violence in the news and I was trying to find an ending for the song, when my son was violently attacked at a party and was put in the Jersey Shore Medical Center's Trauma Unit for 5 days and nights and while at his bedside I finished the song with the story of his attack.

Lyrics

WHY DID YOU DO IT, WHY DON’T YOU CARE?

By Gregory W. Irish

SOMEWHERE IN THE DEAD OF THE NIGHT, YOU DROVE YOUR KIDS INTO THE LAKE.

WHAT GAVE YOU THE RIGHT, HOW MANY LIVES DID YOU TAKE?

WHY DID YOU DO IT, WHY DON’T YOU CARE? WHY DID YOU DO IT, WHY DON’T YOU CARE?

 

WHY DID YOU HAVE TO TAKE HER LIFE, AND THEN YOU TOOK YOUR OWN.

INSTEAD OF KILLING HER, YOU SHOULD HAVE JUST TAKEN YOUR OWN.

WHY DID YOU DO IT, WHY DON’T YOU CARE? WHY DID YOU DO IT, WHY DON’T YOU CARE?

 

WHEN YOU WENT TO WORK TODAY, DID YOU PLAN TO KILL?

YOUR CO-WORKERS DIDN’T DESERVE THIS, AND NOW TIME STANDS STILL.

WHY DID YOU DO IT, WHY DON’T YOU CARE? WHY DID YOU DO IT, WHY DON’T YOU CARE?

 

WHEN YOU WENT TO COLUMBINE TODAY, DID YOU PLAN ON BRINGING A GUN?

WHEN YOU SHOT ALL OF THOSE PEOPLE, WAS IT JUST FOR FUN?

WHY DID YOU DO IT, WHY DON’T YOU CARE? WHY DID YOU DO IT, WHY DON’T YOU CARE?

 

HATE IS A TERRIBLE THING, IT EATS YOU UP INSIDE.

LOVE IS JUST THE OPPOSITE, BUT WHEN THE TWO COLLIDE.

YOU HAVE TO REMAIN STRONG, OR MAYBE EVEN SUBDUED.

WHATEVER YOU DO, REMEMBER YOUR FRIENDS. DON’T GET LOST, IN YOUR SOLITUDE.

 

WHEN YOU SET OUT TO ATTACK MY SON, DID YOU INTEND TO MAKE HIM DEAD?

WHEN YOU GRABBED THAT PIECE OF WOOD, AND HIT HIM IN THE HEAD.

WHY DID YOU DO IT, WHY DON’T YOU CARE? WHY DID YOU DO IT, WHY DON’T YOU CARE?

 

“Please join me in the fight against violence, hate and bullying. It is senseless and it is unnecessary.

Try love and compassion for a change. It just makes life so much more bearable”

 

WHY DID YOU DO IT, WHY DON’T YOU CARE? WHY DID YOU DO IT, WHY DON’T YOU CARE?