Rapper Mike Posner has posted a moving tribute to the victims of Friday’s shooting spree at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut entitled”Heaven.”
“Hey guys … I wanted to do SOMETHING for the victims’ families and I didn’t really know what else to do,” he tweeted. “Writing songs is pretty much the only thing I’m good at so I hope you’ll share this as you see fit … Today makes no sense … God has blessed me with this gift and it felt wrong not to share it. I hope this song finds its way to proper ears.”
The gently strummed acoustic song opens with the lines, “Today we shed our tear for you/ Tomorrow we do it all again/ They say that time will make it better/ I think about what could have been.” In light of the horror unleashed by gunman Adam Lanza on Friday in the small town, in which he gunned down 20 first-grade children and six adults, including his mother, Posner’s song seeks some brightness in one of the darkest chapters in the nation’s history.
“Still, I believe that there’s a whole lot of good people/ I believe that there’s a light,” he sings in a high, clear voice. “And I believe in more than things I can see, my love/ And I know this isn’t right/ But maybe this will make sense in heaven and I’ll understand why you’re gone … maybe this will make sense in heaven/ Cuz right now it don’t make sense at all.”
The rapper included an Instagram message for the families of the victims as well, writing, “I hope this song will help just a tiny, tiny bit to ease the pain of your loss. Maybe this will make sense in heaven.” President Obama attended a prayer vigil for the families of those killed in the incident on Sunday night, speaking emotionally about the lives lost and the need to come together as a nation to prevent such future tragedies. READ MORE