‘TELEVISED’, by Trevor Bachman at 54 Below

‘TELEVISED’, words and music by Trevor Bachman
I wait on baited breath,
I watch in disbelief
Staring at the TV
At a masterpiece of grief

A scrape against the pavement,
A bullet through another name,
I get this funny feeling that we’re, all of us,
Fearful the same

Should I regret?
Should I apologize?
Swallow what’s televised
When the news is black and white?
I guess I’m upset,
I guess I’m desensitized
And with undone eyes,
I watch with undone eyes:

Televised Murder in 2016
I’m watching Televised Murder in 2016
Out of the shadows to my living room screen,
Televised Murder, what you gonna do?

I can’t remember their names.
So I say them again, and again, and again.
and again, and again, and again, and again,
I say them loud and to folks I’ve never met
Would you say them again, and again, and again.
and again, and again, and again, and again,
Would you say them proud and strong, without regret?

Gonna make a change, you gotta be part of it
Gonna make a change, you gotta be part of it
Gonna make a change, you gotta be part of it
I am as human as you
Gonna make a change, you gotta be part of it
Gonna make a change, you gotta be part of it
Gonna make a change, you gotta be part of it
Is this the best we can do?

Gun powder sting in the air.

Cannot regret
Cannot apologize
Won’t see me televised
‘Cause the news is black and white
I may be upset, so what?
I may be desensitized,
But to see through Black Eyes,
We’ve got to learn through Black Eyes

Joyfully, I bring my love
Joyfully, I end my hate
Joyfully, I welcome
Not just tolerate
Joyfully, I bring my love
Joyfully, I end my hate
Joyfully, with open arms,
I welcome my brother, not just tolerate

Televised Murder in 2016
I’m watching Televised Murder in 2016
Out of the shadows to my living room screen,
Televised Murder, what you gonna do?
I’m watching Murder, oh, in 2016
Out of the shadows to my living room screen,
Televised Murder, what you gonna do?

Gonna make a change, you gotta be part of it
Gonna make a change, you gotta be part of it
Gonna make a change, you gotta be part of it
Gonna make a change, you gotta be part of it
Gonna make a change, you gotta be part of it
Gonna make a change, you gotta be part of it
Gonna make a change, you gotta be part of it

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