"Prevent This Tragedy (Demo)" as written by and Daniel Michael Andriano Derek R Grant....
Here we are again with handguns for hearts
They had a master plan, wanted to tear us apart
Nothing to hold. I'll hope to lead it
Our demise has been completed now
Nowhere left to go but

Down, the flames of hell they give me hope
I drowned 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 burned, we hold this close to our arms
We take our daily breath and thank our unlucky scars
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 and out and often in search for someone
Proud to translate what we truly dream
About, as we lay in this bed thinking out loud

In my broken telepathy
For I'm left with nothing but this
Bloodless river bank, West Memphis
Please, may you start praying for me

Down, the flames of hell they give me hope
I drowned in oceans of this tragic part of
Town, where nothing's heard for miles but the
Sound of children wishing they were safely underground

Lyrics submitted by marquicerise

"Prevent This Tragedy" as written by Derek R. Grant Daniel Michael Andriano


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    General CommentThis version is class.
    its on the second disk of crimson.
    i bought the album again just for the second disk and i dont regret it.
    good stuff
    'Here we are again, turpentine in our hearts'
    all_on_blackon December 19, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI first became aware of the “West Memphis Three” via an
    HBO documentary entitled “Paradise Lost”. It wasn’t until I saw
    the sequel, “Paradise Lost 2: Revelations” that I had a strong feeling
    that the accused were innocent. It was also a book by Mara Leveritt
    entitled, “Devil’s Knot: The True Story of the West Memphis Three”
    that made it fairly obvious to me that these three boys couldn’t
    have committed these horrific crimes. Prevent This Tragedy was,
    in a way, written from the perspective of death row resident Damien
    Echols. Although I can’t come close to imagining what life is like
    for him now, it breaks my heart to think of him or any person doing
    hard time for crimes they didn’t commit. It is basically a song about
    alienation that took on new meaning the more we worked on it.
    I thought about the case quite a lot while writing the lyrics. We
    couldn’t think of a title for it, so I named it after a T-shirt Thrasher
    Magazine used to make that had an image of a kid falling out of
    the back of the family car with a caption that read, “Prevent This
    Tragedy In Your Famiy”. I always loved that shirt and thought
    “Prevent This Tragedy” would make an appropriate title and
    would be a nice little nod to our friends at Thrasher Magazine.
    -Matt Skiba
    marquiceriseon January 17, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWhen I first heard this song, it was called “Pewk”. The lead
    was played on guitar until the suggestion was made to use strings
    and piano. This was another one of the original five songs demoed,
    and one of my favorite songs on the album.
    -Derek Grant
    marquiceriseon January 17, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think the demo to this song is great. I prefer the lyrics to the ones that they used in the final version. I love the line:

    "We watch this candle burn and melt away in the dark"

    It really makes you think about the unending hopelessness that they must feel.
    evil monkeyon March 16, 2006   Link
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    General CommentDude, "pewk" is a song, Derek wrote. "Prevent This Tragedy" was never called "pewk". I don't know where you got that quote from Derek. "Pewk" can actually be downloaded, and is on the making of Crimson for a few seconds somewhere in the video.
    loveMETALKon January 29, 2007   Link

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