Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Haven't they suffered enough?

We know that R Kelly almost certainly has his heart in the right place writing, recording and releasing a song inspired by the Virginia Tech murders, but even with all the money going to the victims, you might wonder if he might have been more empathic if he'd kept a dignified silence?

The lyrics?

"Rise up, when you feel you can't go on/
rise up, and all of your hope is gone/
rise up, when you're weak and you can't be strong"

Yes. Silence might have been better than this, which sounds more like an advert for a fortified breakfast cereal.