This refers to the Montreal Massacre in 1989, a very important women’s event in Canada. I think its important to try and remember victim’s names, if at all possible, in situations like this. If you group them and rhyme them, it is easier. And to try hard not to mention or remember the name of their killer. This song is especially important because they were killed, only because they were women, he said. If you sing it over a few times, you will actually be able to remember all 14 names – And forget the fully sane, abuser who ended their lives.
While you sing this song, which is ONLY their names, you hear Brahm’s words underneath. And you are able to wish them to sleep in peace while calling angels to help them sleep without fear:
Anne-Marie Lemay, Maud Hav-iernick, Gen-e-vieve Ber-ger-on
Nath-alie Croteau, Sonia Pel-let-ier (Pelchay) , Hel-ene- Col-gan
Maryse La-gan-iere, Maryse Le-Clair
Barbara Klu-cz-nick, Barbara Dai-gn-eault
(Here repeat tune from Maryse ) Annie Tur-cotte, Anne Marie Edward
Annie St Arneault, Mich-ele, Ri-chard (Reeshaw)
If you sing it over a few times, you will actually be able to remember all 14 names
And forget the fully sane, abuser who ended their lives.