"3" as written by and David/donegan Draiman....
I often wonder why I sit and wait to die
What have I done to justify the sentence they gave?
Too many hours spent in darkness questioning
"How and why"?

I can't remember many moments in the light
This retribution has defiled me to no end
An execution without merit looms ahead
Tell me why!

I was a boy who had to live his own way
I never fit into the model they had designed
I chose a path less taken
I stood with others who had often felt the same

We got stares from passersby
Our dark attire seemed to frighten people away
And when the three young boys died
They pointed fingers and entangled us in a lie!

No hope in sight

I sit here terrified!
Can't someone try to bring the truth to light?
Won't anybody open up their eyes?
Before the three of us have lost our lives!

Why was everybody so damn afraid?
They blamed the devil for the heinousness of the crime
And to justify their own faith
We were labeled pawns of Satan for a time

The three of us were attacked and disgraced
For many hours we were questioned and someone lied
One of us couldn't take it
His simple manner was manipulated in kind
Fear made him lie

I sit here terrified!
Can't someone try to bring the truth to light?
Won't anybody open up their eyes?
Before the three of us have lost our lives!

Now I am terrified
Can't someone try to bring the truth to light?
Won't anybody open up their eyes?
Before the three of us have lost our lives

And why?
Can't anybody see through their disguise?
Only believe we didn't take their lives
And now the three of us have lost our lives

I often wonder why I sit and wait to die
What have I done to justify the sentence they gave?
Too many hours spent in darkness questioning
"How and why"?

I can't remember many moments in the light
This retribution has defiled me to no end
An execution without merit looms ahead
Tell me why


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"3" as written by David Draiman Dan Donegan

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    General CommentThis song is about The West Memphis Three. They were three teenagers who were tried and convicted of the murders of three eight-year-old boys in West Memphis, Arkansas in 1993 by a prosecution team that put forth the idea that the only purported motive in the case was that the slayings were part of a Satanic ritual. The only evidence police ran on were the fact that they wore a dark attire.
    The6Amazing6Atheist6on May 03, 2011   Link
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    General CommentAmazing Atheist basically covered it. There's a terrific book entitled "Devil's Knot" which is a more in depth look at the entire case. One of my personal favorites!
    vane111391on May 10, 2011   Link
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    General CommentIn a way we can all relate to this song/The west memphis 3, not fitting into "the mold" and being stereotyped because of it
    ElSuperbeasto666on November 13, 2011   Link
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    General CommentThe West Memphis Three have been released! i think alot of this is due to Black Flag/Rollins Band, and Disturbed for writing songs, and bringing this horrible story to light.
    DISTURBEDMETALLICAon March 08, 2012   Link

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