(We've Seen Too Many) Days Like These



Metadata

Song Length 4:04
Primary Genre Folk-Contemporary
Secondary Genre Folk-Americana
Tempo / Feel Medium Slow (91 - 110)
Lead Vocal Male Vocal
Subject Matter 1 Violence
Subject Matter 2 Justice
Mood 1 Heartbreaking
Mood 2 Outraged
Similar Artist 1 Bob Dylan
Similar Artist 2 Ben Harper
Language English
Era 2000 and later

Credits

Lyric Credits Dan Lowe
Music Credits Dan Lowe
Producer Credits Dan Lowe
Publisher Credits N/A
Performance Credits Dan Lowe
Label Credits N/A
Lyrics

"(We've Seen Too Many) Days Like These"
Words and Music by Dan Lowe
Copyright © 2012 Dan Lowe
All rights reserved
Reprinted by permission
Includes excerpts from the statement made by President Obama on December 14, 2012
(following the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT)

(Verse 1)
Days like these were made for playing in the sun
Kids running through the fields, and laughing while they run
Not playing hide-and-seek with some troubled, angry freak
Behind the barrel of a gun

(Verse 2)
And days like these never seem to make much sense
Replaying painful memories of too many such events
That bring to mind the children forced to lose their innocence
When they were far too young

(Chorus)

And what will we say to the ones who are gone
If we don't find a way to make right what went wrong
How can we simply let this madness just keep going on?
Can someone tell me, please...
We've seen too many days like these

(Verse 3)
Days like these are ones we never wish to face
We might choose any other time... maybe any other place
Instead we find ourselves here now... trying hard to find the grace
We need to carry on

(Verse 4)
And days like these are gonna come around again
If we always leave the answer blowing in the wind
And never chart a new direction away from where we've been
But just keep sailing on

(Chorus)

And what will we say to the ones who are gone
If we don't find a way to make right what went wrong
How come we simply let this madness just keep going on?
Can someone tell me, please...
We've seen too many days like these

(Bridge)

'Cause we've seen too many theaters and too many malls
Gone through too many schools losing kids in the halls
To too many strangers with too many guns
We've lost too many voices whose songs will never get sung
'Cause too many answers have been left up to chance
Leaving too many dances that'll never be danced
Hearing too many churches saying too many prayers
For too many children who are frightened and scared

(Final Chorus w/ Ending)

And what will we say to the ones who are gone
If we don't find a way to make right what went wrong
When will we finally stop this madness that's been going on too long?
Heaven, tell me... please...
We've seen too many days like these
Yes, we've seen too many days like these
Oh, we've seen too many days like these
I've seen one too many days like these



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