When Will We Learn

After the Las Vegas shootings in 2017, I sat down and wrote the song “When Will We Learn” to help me cope with the pain and sorrow I was experiencing, to help me try to understand why this tragedy was repeating itself over and over again, so much that it has actually become a norm to hear about another mass slaughter. Another shooting. Another group of civilians murdered. Yesterday, it was school children and teachers who were the victims of violence. My heart is heavy, and I can’t help but think of the same line that haunts us all:
When Will We Learn?

I find art to be one of the most useful tools to help me cope and grieve with tragedy. Music especially soothes my soul in many ways. I released this music video (which was shot in January of 2020) last year on July 14, 2021. The anniversary of Woody Guthrie’s birthday, and the storming of the Bastille. Two extremely significant days for me. I agree with Woody Guthrie’s sentiment, “It’s a folksinger’s job to comfort disturbed people and to disturb comfortable people.” I sincerely hope that this is the last shooting tragedy we have to endure. I hope that changes are made swiftly and action is taken against this senseless, needless violence for the greater good of the people of this country.

When Will We Learn