“I wrote this song the day after the terrorist attacks in Paris, and unfortunately, there have been more since then…when will it end?
Who knows, maybe the right person will hear my song of peace, and it can reach the masses to, hopefully, stop all this madness! Writing is my way of expressing my feelings, and my heart was heavy when I wrote it.” —Dodie Stevens
Dodie Stevens (Geraldine Ann Pasquale) is an American singer. She is best known for her 1959 song “Pink Shoe Laces,” which she recorded at 13 years old.
Listen to the song, “When?”, with video:
Sheet music is also available for this song, if your church group or other group would like to use it. Contact Iowa Peace Network if you are interested.
Terror in Paris
On the evening of November 13, 2015, a series of coordinated terrorist attacks occurred in Paris and its northern suburb, Saint-Denis. Beginning at 9:20 CET (Central European Time), three suicide bombers struck near the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, followed by suicide bombings and mass shootings at cafés, restaurants and a music venue in central Paris.
The attackers killed 130 people, including 89 at the Bataclan theatre, where they took hostages before engaging in a stand-off with police.
On Tuesday night,[March 8, 2016] the Eagles of Death Metal finished the concert they began in Paris on Nov. 13, when terrorists interrupted their performance at the Bataclan theater in a brutal attack that killed 90 concert-goers. In total, 130 people died across the city, and many more were injured.
368 people were injured, 80–99 seriously. Seven of the attackers also died, while the authorities continued to search for accomplices.
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