VT shooter's song choice

@aweaver4 (138)
United States
April 18, 2007 2:30pm CST
News that the shooter listened to a certain song "shine down" by collective soul came out. Some are acting like this is some kind of clue to his intentions/inner thoughts/whatever. What does everyone else think of this song choice having anything to do with the tragedy at Virginia Tech?
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• United States
18 Apr 07
People think this because research shows that a person's listening choices do indeed have an effect on their overall psyche. I am not familar with the song or with how often this person listened to it, but that would be why professionals are making this assumption. Besides the fact, they have little else to go on at this point, so they are trying to piece together why someone would do such a horrendous thing and have such a disregard for human life. I feel for all the families including his, but I don't feel for him and if that makes me a bad person, so be it. I hope this helps, it was a good question.
@jend80 (2068)
18 Apr 07
I've just looked up the lyrics - how could a song that's asking to find the love and light of Heaven remotly encourage somebody to kill people? Collective Soul - Shine Lyrics Give me a word Give me a sign Show me where to look Tell me what will I find Lay me on the ground Fly me in the sky Show me where to look Tell me what will I find Oh, Heaven let your light shine down Love is in the water Love is in the air Show me where to go Tell me will love be there Teach me how to speak Teach me how to share Teach me where to go Tell me will love be there Oh, Heaven let your light shine down
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@aweaver4 (138)
• United States
18 Apr 07
yeah i know, thats the irony. its a spiritial based song.. but his roommates said he would just listen to it over and over again. weird. but i dont think its directly connected to the murders. probably just one of his odd habits. i thought it was an interesting song choice for someone who had to be that unstable.
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