WATCH: Broadway ‘Fights Gun Violence’ With a Song

Two Broadway stars have teamed up to produce a song that will “fight gun violence.”

Lin Manuel-Miranda and Ben Platt complied music from “Hamilton” and “Dear Evan Hansen,” to create the song “Found/Tonight.” As if the media and Hollywood’s bias on the issue wasn’t enough, Broadway had to join in.

The artists were “inspired” by activist students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school, who are pushing for more gun control.

According to News and Guts, “Part of the song’s proceeds will go toward March 24th’s March for Violence.”

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The real question is, with all this marching and singing prevent another mass shooting? Our guess is, no.

Below are the lyrics for the song and video:

[Verse 1: Ben Platt]
We may not yet have reached our glory
But I will gladly join the fight
And when our children tell their story
They’ll tell the story of tonight

They’ll tell the story of tonight
Tonight

[Verse 2: Lin-Manuel Miranda]
Have you ever felt like nobody was there?
Have you ever felt forgotten in the middle of nowhere?
Have you ever felt like you could disappear?
Like you could fall, and no one would hear?

[Verse 3: Ben Platt, Lin-Manuel Miranda]
Well, let that lonely feeling wash away
All we see is light
‘Cause maybe there’s a reason to believe you’ll be okay
For forever
‘Cause when you don’t feel strong enough to stand
You can reach, reach out your hand

[Verse 4: Ben Platt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Both]
And oh
Raise a glass to freedom
Something they can never take away

Oh
No matter what they tell you
Someone will coming running
They’ll take you home
Raise a glass to all of us
Tomorrow there’ll be more of us
Telling the story of tonight
Out of the shadows

The morning is breaking
And all is new
They’ll tell the story of
Tonight

All is new
All is new
It’s only a matter of
Time

 

 

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