The Streets of Heaven are too crowded with Angels tonight… by Joshua Hill

The Streets of Heaven are too crowded with Angels tonight…
Based upon an excerpt from The West Wing episode 20 Hours in America (Part 2)

Reaching for the stars, that were once out of reach
We now face a world, where we can touch anything.
But with the ability to be in reach of everything
Exists the ability to touch unbelievable evil.

Many do not seek or provoke the assault,
But our birth right of freedom is unthinkable to so many.
The divide between the sexes nearly extinct
Allowed to vote, drive and say what they want.

But when presented with such horrifying sights,
Things that once only occupied a nightmarish dream,
We are faced with a choice to our lives not yet faced,
Do we run to the fire or hide in the corner.

We’ve achieved what is hard, we’ve achieved what is great.
That which was hard was done for we could.
That which was great was done for it was there.
We’ve reached for the stars and nothing’s out of reach.

Yet the true measure of our people’s strength
Is how they rise to the evil that is now ever-present.
The true measure of our people’s strength
Is how to master the fear that comes from such wrong.

They are our brothers and sisters and mothers and fathers
Our friends and our workers, our heroes and our leaders.
They’ve been taken from us, ripped from our sides,
And nothing on earth can explain it away.

Come evil come good our destiny is not of our choosing
We will stand and face it or hide in the shadows.
The question you must ask is one simple question,
Will you hide in the shadows or will you run into the fire?

The streets of Heaven are too crowded with Angels tonight.
Don’t let them be forgotten, don’t let them fade away.
God bless their memory, God bless our nation’s
The streets of Heaven are too crowded with Angels tonight.

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