Collateral Damage by Mississippi River Crooks | ReverbNation my latest song will probably piss some folks off but I could give a rat's ass. Collateral Damage A gunman held six hostages in a mid-town liquer store, Four locked in a storage room, two bleeding on the floor. The sniper got the order to put the gunman down One shot, one kill, one instant, he dropped the man to the ground. The bullet passed right through him and through the veneer door, into the room ,where the people were locked inside the store. The black folks blamed the Policeman The Politicians blamed the gun But no-one blamed the gunman For the terrible thing he done The rednecks blamed his religion The lawyers blamed the store And the makers of the bullet That passed through the veneer door. They featured his mother On the six oclock news She said “He was a good boy Just couldn’t find nuthin to do” Collateral Damage, two parallel lines He wanted some easy money, I just wanted a bottle of wine. Acceptable losses, that’s what they said… Collateral Damage? I am just glad that son of a bitch is dead! She bled out on the floor before they let the medics in Her blood mixed and thinned by a broken bottle of gin They almost saved the second man, took him right away He lasted until morning but passed before the day. The bullet that dropped the gunman and passed through the veneer door Killed the woman right beside me, dead body number four… The black folks blame the police The politicians blame the gun But no-one blames that son of a bitch For that terrible thing he done… They burned some police cars They looted all the stores The lawyers all made money When they sued the liquer store. Jesse’s on TV, On the six oclock news Saying”He was a victim And had nothing left to loose…” Collateral Damage, two parallel lines He wanted some easy money, I just wanted a bottle of wine. Acceptable losses, that’s what they said… Collateral Damage? I am just glad that son of a bitch is dead!