"Unsolved Child Murder" as written by and Luke Michael Haines....
People 'round here
don't like to talk about it
Presumed dead
Unsolved Child Murder

Since they dragged the lake
you know they seemed au-fait
cordoned off some wood
and gave the photo to a psychic
Presumed Dead
Unsolved Child Murder

If I die before my parents die
If I die before my parents die

more hate mail through the door
didn't know that sundays
could be useful after all
people can be cruel and spineless

hung around your house
waiting for your mother
rachel says she's married to a doctor
presumed dead
unsolved child murder

If I die before my parents die
If I die before my parents die

better move on - with the good stuff
better move on - right away
sod this town and people's pity
let's get on with the nitty gritty
presumed dead - unsolved child murder

I believe in ESP
when you're dealing with a master thief
headlines scream
"he's been missing 2 weeks"

Rachel said when we find him
we can cure him
we can make him better
raise him from the dead
unsolved child murder
raise him from the dead
unsolved child murder




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"Unsolved Child Murder" as written by Luke Michael Haines

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    General CommentThe perspective is constantly shifting in this song, which could be a Luke Haines "thing", as he does this quite frequently (e.g. Kidnapping the Heiress). The parents of the missing child, the perpetrator, the child as when he/she was alive, the media coverage, all whose voices are packed in this two-minute song. I find the last verse very powerful ("when we find him/we can cure him/we can make him better/raise him from the dead"). After Murder Park and Suburban Morning are two sequels of this song (or is this their prequel?) which offer two different endings to this story.
    cesium14on August 24, 2014   Link

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