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Don’t Cry for Us, Joe Paterno!

It isn’t easy…you’ll think me wrong
As I try to explain in song
That I still need your love after all I failed to do…

You won’t believe me
All you see is a man you thought you knew
Although I’m dead and gone
I still want approval from you…

I had to let it happen, I had to look away
Couldn’t risk saying what I knew
Looking into the future, staying where I was

So I chose silence
Remaining in place, with nothing new
Everything about my job impressed me
Since I always expected it to….

Don’t cry for us, Joe Paterno
The truth is you knew what was happening
All through the horror
Our sad existence
We cried for rescue
You kept your distance….

And as for fortune, and as for fame
I never turned them away
And it seems now that they were all I desired

They were deceptions
They were not the be-alls they promised to be
The answer was inside me all the time
I loved fame but hope now you’ll forgive me

Don’t cry for me Beaver Valley

Did I fail too much?
There’s nothing more I can think to say to you
But all you have to do is look at me to believe
No matter what, Everything I’ve said MUST be true?

Adapted from
Don’t Cry for Me Argentina
Words and Music by
Tim Rice and
Andrew Lloyd Webber

Originally posted to House of LIGHTS on Thu Aug 16, 2012 at 07:34 PM PDT.

Also republished by National Parody Administration, Rebel Songwriters, and Protest Music.

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