(Where is) The Shooter (​?​)

from We Are Unhappy Now by Harborer

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the parkland shooting happened and i was really mad about it so i decided to write a song.

the song is about a person who was put into a coma as a result of a school shooting and is now reliving it over and over again in his comatose state. the penultimate verse switches it up and is from the perspective of a family friend/friend/relative, making the chorus have a different meaning. the last verse shows that he has now realized it's not real and he can't get out of this endless replay of the events.

if you guys can't tell (especially with the next song), i love major/minor 7th chords.

lyrics

so the man comes pushing in guns blazing
i'm froze up, i'm tense, i can't watch
but my eyes dart to where they do
in hindsight i should have kept it locked
and there's nothing that i can do now
i feel so helpless and i'm not even them
my mind drifts in places that aren't even here
i'm reliving it all over again

now where is he?
i've checked everywhere he could be
have i really checked out that much

i hear his steps and i count them one by one
i hear the door creak so i focus on my breath
there's no one in there, he stands up and moves on
he wants to make sure that everyone's gone
i perk up my ears, put away my fear
if i'm gonna do something gotta make sure he's near

now where is he?
i've checked everywhere he could be
have i really checked out that much

i'm looking at him laying down on the bed
not too long ago i thought he had split
the monitor shows he's active and kicking
i'm really wondering what he's thinking
funny thing is, he's not even blinking
my heart drops with the beeps, i am slowly sinking

now where is he?
i've checked everywhere he could be
have i really checked out that much

i'm trapped in the classroom and watching the sun
everyone's left or dead i'm not sure what
the sun doesn't look right, i can't put my finger on it
reality sinks, it's acid in the cut..

but where am i?
i don't know where i could be
have i really checked out this much

credits

from We Are Unhappy Now, released June 21, 2018
ben coates - everything

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Harborer Canton, Ohio

-ben coates
-matthew ryan
-bryce snodgrass

we are three young fellows from ohio that make music that we enjoy and we hope you do, too. everything you hear was done in our basement.

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