They should have shut down all the streets,
Presidents and heros should have been there.
With not a single empty seat.
All the schools closed, and the roads we drove down all lined.
Lined with people cap in hand and cryin'.
It went on for miles and miles and miles and miles.

They should have shut down all the streets.
All the papers plastered with tributes.
We should have asked for privacy.
Though we understand if it's someone to share their pain.
We would ask to grieve this in our one way.
And they should have asked again, again and again.

They should have shut down all the streets.
All the bouquets piled on the doorstep.
And pages filled with crayon hearts.
That a second grade class had made in a school that day.
Because the teacher had to give in small way.
And there weren't that many ways left for her to say.

They should have shut down all the streets.


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