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They shot him down,
Dead before he hit the ground,
Said it was a righteous kill,

Was there any truth in it,
Who can say who's to blame,
I was told to do it,
Everyone seems to say the same,
Said it was a righteous kill,

No one faults those who did it,
They were just pawns of fate,
The firing squad of mistrust,
The executioners of hate,

A case of mistaken identity,
Thought he was a threat,
To national security,
They fell into terrors net,
Said it was a righteous kill,

When they're threatening to blow a building,
One life don't seem so much,
I'd find it hard to argue,
'Cept an innocent man's dead,

Was it fair what happened today,
That a normal man's life was taken away,
For when they said stop he ran,
In a language he couldn't understand,

Terrorism ruled that day,
The helpless suffered,
The hate of many,
Tears do not stem the hurt,
Caused by this tragedy,

They shot him down,
Dead before he hit the ground,
Said it was a righteous kill

C4C as always, loosely based around the shooting of jean de menezes
Last edited by JimmyStradlin33 at Jan 28, 2009,
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I read it similar to Contempt breeds contaimantaion by Trivium

A case of mistaken identity


This is also the first line to that song so you might want to change it to avoid copyright issues other than that its a solid piece