One in a Million of Grief

This song mourns and honors the one million who have died of COVID-19 in the United States of America since 2020, as well as the 15 million more who have died elsewhere around the world. Let us not forget them.

May 18, 2022

[Verse 1]

We knew the day would come
though some denied, and some were mute.
We knew the day would come
Because the sorrow flowed so wide.
We knew the day would come
When the tears would overflow
for all the ones who had died.

[Chorus 1]

Each one one in a million,
the nurses, the meatpackers.
One in a million
The grandmas, the fathers
One in a million
The loving, the foolish.
One in a million of grief.

[Verse 2]

We knew the day would come
for the aged, and for the ill.
We knew the day would come
Because it was so hard to treat.
We knew the day would come
When the tears would overflow
for all the loved ones who died.

[Chorus 2]

Each one one in a million,
the grocery clerks, the drivers.
One in a million
the grandpas, the mothers.
One in a million
the old and the young
One in a million of grief.

[Verse 3]

We knew the day would come
When some refused the vaccines.
We knew the day would come
As each wave spread more quickly.
We knew the day would come
When the tears would overflow
for all the ones who had died.

[Chorus 3]

Each one one in a million,
Firefighters and teachers.
One in a million
Children and teens.
One in a million
16 million across the world.
One in a million of grief.

[Chorus 4]

Each one one in a million
So special to someone.
One in a million
With a smile to light the day.
One in a million
So our tears overflow.
One in a million of grief.

© 2022 by Eric Anderson

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