EMT break song lyrics pregnant woman dies FDNY off duty 911 coffee shop: Sorry We're on Our Break. MickTerry.com

EMT break song lyrics pregnant woman dies FDNY off duty 911 coffee shop: Sorry We're on Our Break.  MICK TERRY
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( EMT Medics song lyrics )
SORRY, WE'RE ON OUR BREAK
Copyright 2009 - MickTerry.com

In the hustle-tussle of this crazy, screwed-up world,
seems you just can't find the time to catch your breath.
Ev'ry aching muscle wants to stretch out and uncurl.
But you never know when you'll be put to the test.

On a Monday morning in a crowded coffee shop,
couple EMT's on break are asked to help:
pregnant woman's fallen, has a seizure, breathing stops.
But they point to one more bagel up on the shelf.

   "SORRY. WE'RE ON OUR BREAK.
    You'll have to call 911.
    SORRY. WE'RE ON OUR BREAK.
    We're off duty."

Then they pay for breakfast, grab their bags, then out the door,
never once look back to help as workers scream.
Can they be so callous as she dies there on that floor?
And they only pause to grab more packets of cream.

    CHORUS

        I'd hate to think The Big Apple is rott-ing at its core.
        I'd hate to think that people just don't care.
        I'd hate to think that compassion's
        just not styl-ish anymore.
        I'd like to think that there are decent folk out there.

    But then,
    up at the Pearly Gates
    when their time to go has come:
   "SORRY. WE'RE ON OUR BREAK.
    We're off duty.

    You're heading the other place
    a little hotter than the sun.
    SORRY. WE'RE ON OUR BREAK.
    We're off duty.

    SORRY. WE'RE ON OUR BREAK.
    Too late to call 911.
    SORRY. WE'RE ON OUR BREAK.
    We're off duty."

Copyright 2009  MICK TERRY  Silent Tree Music  All rights reserved
[ Reprinted here by permission of the composer-lyricist ]   BMI
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12-9-09:
2 FDNY Emergency Medical Technicians on break
refused to help collapsed pregnant woman having trouble breathing.
Woman & 6 month old fetus died.
http://www.14wfie.com/global/story.asp?s=11715474
http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/brooklyn/emt_duo_on_break_let_preg_mom_die_mrj8Jv8kjmS0Z3FNO4DmiL

To other real life tragedy song lyrics:   (ADRIFT) HELL ON WATER
LITTLE TIMMY (MCVEIGH)
(CANNIBAL) LEAVE THE DYING TO US
(CHILD SOLDIERS) CHILDREN OF WAR
(9/11 FLIGHT 93) IF WE'RE GOING DOWN
(LITTLE LEAGUE DEATH) GOING BATTY
(9/11) THE DAY THE WORLD STOOD STILL
(SHARKS) OPEN WATER, BLAIR FISH PROJECT
(CRUISE DISAPPEARANCE) BELOW THE SURFACE
(DARFUR SUDAN GENOCIDE) NIGHT OF DYING MOON
(TRAIN COLLISION) I'M GETTING JUST A LITTLE BIT WORRIED
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