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There's a Dark Cloud

The poison touched my skin,
The poison filled my head;
In poison I met my friends,
In poison I made my bed.
You can feel it all around,
There's a dark cloud over this town.

See the cinders blow away,
See the ambulances leave;
The people bow and pray,
They want to believe.
But you can see the shadow on the ground,
There's a dark cloud over this town.

Somewhere a crying child
Sees her father with a gun,
His eyes are blank and wild,
He walks into the sun.
He fires into the air as he spins around,
There's a dark cloud over this town.

You can feel it in the wind,
You can feel it night and day,
You can try to just pretend 
When all the people say,
If you can't say anything good why stick around?
There's a dark cloud over this town.

So here's to the denial 
And all the averted eyes,
To all the determined smiles
And all the cheerful lies.
Can you hear the rain as it comes down,
There's a dark cloud over this town.
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