Another day, another crazy loner with a gun Another mad commando's done what cannot be undone The congressperson semi-automatically declares "To the victims of this tragedy we send our Thoughts and Prayers"
If guns are regulated, well we're on slippery slope To common sense and public safety, reason, peace and hope But rest assured, we’ve got the issue square in our crosshairs And to the victims of this tragedy we send ourThoughts and Prayers
“Aim high,” we say, “Shoot straight,” we say, “Go for the kill,” we shout “We've got the enemy in our sights,” we say, “Let's take 'em out.” We vomit violent rhetoric like drunken legionnaires And to the victims of this tragedy we send our Thoughts and Prayers.
Let's fight for open carry So Curly, Moe and Larry Can act like Dirty Harry Now let us pray for peace
And throw another AK-47 in the cart For hunting deer, of course, who might be shopping at Walmart We answer to a higher truth called “What the Market Bears” And to the victims of this tragedy we send our Thoughts and Prayers
"The tree of Liberty is watered with a tyrant's blood" Yes, so said Thomas Jefferson, or was it Elmer Fudd? For bloody insurrection a true patriot prepares And to the victims of this tragedy we send our Thoughts and Prayers
I like that Second Amendment remedy So I'm voting for Yosemite Sam Yes I am, yes I am, yes I am
So take comfort - I mean cover - it's a problem we can't fix There's nothing certain in this world 'cept guns and lunatics Our words say "We're so sorry," and our actions say "Who cares?”
And to the victims of this tragedy And of every subsequent tragedy We’ll send only our Thoughts and Prayers
This version of "Thoughts and Prayers" is on th album YOU'RE GETTING SLEEPY, available as a CD, as a digital download and as part of the Complete Collection.