Alkaline Trio - Prevent This Tragedy Lyrics




Here we are again with handguns for hearts
They had a master plan, wanted to tear us apart
Nothing to hold, all hope deleted
Our demise has been completed now
Nowhere left to go but down
The flames of hell they give me hope, I drown
In oceans of this tragic part of town
Where nothing's heard for miles but the sound
Of children wishing they were safely underground
We are the walking dead, we hold this ghost in our arms
We take our daily breath and thank our unlucky stars
Tried to get by on bread and water
Craving blood poured from the alter now
Not much left to do but drown
In flames of miscommunication, down
Then out and off in search of someone proud
To translate what we truly dream about
As we lay in this bed thinking out loud
I'm screaming uncle, mercy me
And my broken telepathy
For I'm left with nothing but this bloodless riverbank
West Memphis, please
I'm begging you to stop praying for me





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Alkaline Trio Prevent This Tragedy Comments
  1. TheSlammurai

    "We are the Walking Dead" is a pretty interesting line, considering that this album was released 6 months BEFORE the publication of the Walking Dead issue where Rick says this exact same line. Makes me wonder if Robert Kirkman took inspiration from this song or if it was just a pretty cool coincidence.

  2. Greys Canizales

    Tovar💙

  3. J S Ellis

    Here we are again with handguns for hearts
    They had a master plan, wanted to tear us apart
    Nothing to hold, all hope deleted
    Our demise has been completed now
    Nowhere left to go but down
    The flames of hell they give me hope, I drown
    In oceans of this tragic part of town
    Where nothing's heard for miles but the sound
    Of children wishing they were safely underground
    We are the walking dead, we hold this ghost in our arms
    We take our daily breath and thank our unlucky stars
    Tried to get by on bread and water
    Craving blood poured from the alter now
    Not much left to do but drown
    In flames of miscommunication, down
    Then out and off in search of someone proud
    To translate what we truly dream about
    As we lay in this bed thinking out loud
    I'm screaming uncle, mercy me
    And my broken telepathy
    For I'm left with nothing but this bloodless riverbank
    West Memphis, please
    I'm begging you to stop praying for me

  4. Rodgers Arthur

    "I'm beggin' you...STOP praying for me!"

  5. Desolate Soul

    Honestly I don't know if those guys did the crime or not, but those poor children. Does anyone care about that issue? They did not act as if they were trying to defend themselves much while being brought in, so it makes me wonder. If the men didn't do the act, where are the real killers? Still on the loose? What kind of society do we live in, that we can be spied on by the NSA, but can't manage to track child abusers?! Sick, horrific tragedy that occurred and no one cares. It's sickening.

  6. grainy123

    so good, but my shame is true is a better album

    Balling Like Choji

    grainy123
    Really? Personally, I prefer crimson over MSIT. Then again, I love every alk3 album. I suppose this album struck a chord with me when it came out so I hold it close to my heart. I have yet to grow out of this band.

  7. andrew canfield

    free the west memphis 3!!!!