The original artist is a group of vermin that showed up on the new wave scene in the 1970’s riding a few hits over from their native Ireland. The ballad today was a # 1 hit for them in the UK in 1979, on this very day. It was written by their singer in response to a school shooting in San Diego earlier that year.
Tori Amos does a well known version of this song, which is kind of perfect for this day of the week. But we are going to go with a Shadow by a critically acclaimed, prolific singer/songwriter- from the Hills of Gold in Canada. And geez, I hope his last name was never a real job back in the day, because metal around those parts, could be painful.
Play along with the Shadow, it livens up the day.