It's a bit late now but after they got the names of those guys, I kept thinking what the older brother (and, in consequence the younger one too) would have become if his parents had decided to name him something different from Tamerlan.
It's always a struggle for words. You can find cliches in the comment section, but nothing ever seems to fit the moment. I've read "You're a coward" on forum boards as if it were written in stone. Too bad you can't hurt a ghost.
History is littered with righteous dissidents. That's not the culprit. History has perpetrators, too.
Too bad it's not enough. You smashed the lives of some, but you shattered the peace for millions. The only words that seem to fit are words we don't say enough.
I will never be a saint. I've lied, cheated and slacked. But I've never sought harm for vengeance's sake. I've never sought spite for the pleasure of pain.
We don't say it enough, and it's something we ought to say more. Of all the words that seem to fit, this is the phrase I can't stop hearing.
Also interesting as a British band, as more than a few people in Britain have commented on the role Boston played in funding Irish nationalism, and until relatively recently, terrorist bombs that killed in British cities.
(To be clear the two situations are very different in many ways and I think suggesting that one is some sort of "karma" for the other is in appallingly bad taste.)
A lot of terrorism is based on hatred built up from old and unforgiven grudges - maybe Muse performing such a symbolic song at such a time shows the best thing to do is forget them and stand together.
I hope for a speedy and full recovery for all those injured.