Mike Posner Writes Song for Sandy Hook Victims Killed in Conn.
Mike Posner, 24-year-old singer-songwriter, decided to create a song for the 26 people killed during last Friday's massacre in Newtown, Conn.
When Posner found out that 20 children and six adults were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, he decided to use the gifts he was blessed with to write a song for the victims and their families.
"Hey guys ... I wanted to do SOMETHING for the victims' families and I didn't really know what else to do," Posner tweeted after catching wind of the tragedy."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."
In the song that is paired with an acoustic guitar, Posner sings about shedding a tear for the first-grader victims and children killed by gunman Adam Lanza in Connecticut on Friday.
"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," Posner sings while trying to seek the best of people in the world. "Still, I believe that there's a whole lot of good people/ I believe that there's a light. 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/ 'Cause right now it don't make sense at all."
Various people took to Twitter to react to the song. Kenny Valentino, a radio DJ in Michigan wanted a copy of the song to play on air at 98.7 AMP radio.
"I want to play it on air. Where can I find it," Valentino asked Posner on the social networking website.
Another person said they were a native of Newtown, Conn., and thanked Posner for creating the song.
"I love you so much right now thank you for writing such a beautiful song for our town and the lost loved ones," the person tweeted.
In a message posted on his Instagram account, Posner said he hoped the tragedy made sense in heaven.
"I hope this song will help just a tiny, tiny bit to ease the pain of your loss," Posner wrote. "Maybe this will make sense in heaven."