1. San Bernardino

From the recording San Bernardino


Flipping channels I caught the news
11pm on a Tuesday night
Convenience store, surveillance camera
A minor robbery, a tragic fight

A Vietnamese man comes to America
To find his fortune on our golden streets
Shot and killed over fifty bucks
Bled to death by the frozen meats

In San Bernardino
The doors were locked
Open 24 hours
Unless we’re shot

In San Bernardino
We never close
Unless we die
Unless we die

Will I ever be the same?
Will I ever close my eyes?
Afraid to sleep, afraid to dream
Afraid he’ll hear my muted cries

`Cause he was looking right at me
No one else but right at me
“People die here every day
You never pray, you never pray
Instead you only watch TV!”