Three children taken from
their front yard by their dad
And the police ignored the
mother crying that he had
Violated the restraining order
to keep him away from the children at all times.
The officer in charge simply dismissed her pleas
as the overly hysterical rantings of a controlling freak.
And when the father called home
to say he'd taken them to an amusement park
The police washed their hands of the whole situation
and rolled their eyes at the crazy woman.
But when Simon showed up at the police station and opened fire
They feigned shock at what they found after they shot him to the ground.
No one denied that the death of these three girls
by their father was a tragedy
But the police department felt no obligation
to take responsibility.
And Jessica's whole world was crashing down on her
The ones sworn to serve and protect had failed their pledge
And now what could have been simple abduction
had led to Simon's death and a triple homicide.
And so this chapter ends on the front page headlines
The stories pile on, forgotten everytime
A family's tragic tale reduced to urban myth
No one's accountable, the blame simply dismissed
But for the victims who survive, the pain never subsides,
The questions catechise, the memories never die.