Daughters and sons

daughters and sons

Daughters and Sons was my response to the Columbine shootings. I was so upset by the killing of the students that day that I was compelled to write about it. The song was recorded by Sonny Geraci. It received some local radio play, and Sonny also performed it on TV.

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Daughters and Sons

Daughters and Sons

Lyrics by Hal Pollock
Music by Tony Bodanza

Who is this child we bury today?
Only one of our daughters and sons
Will the killing end here?
Or must we all live in fear
That the horror has only begun


What can we do, to undo what we’ve done
By showing our children the point of a gun?
Can together we stand
And bring peace to this land?
Make it safe for our daughters and sons?


Our daughters and sons
Daughters and sons
We show them hatred and guns
Our own daughters and sons
If we could only undo
All the damage we’ve done
To our daughters and sons


We must lay down our arms
Lift our children above
All the madness in life
We must teach them to love
Let the message go out
All across this great land
That united we’re gonna stand 


Who is to blame for what we’ve become?
Where did the anger and hate all come from?
If we place in harm’s way
Those we love every day
Then for certain we know what will come