9th at Pine

When it all came down,
On that Saturday night,
Should I choose a side,
At 9th at Pine
Can we still say we're civilized?
Watched some kid go down at 9th at Pine
Which will it be?
Sympathy or just apathy?
Which part of the human condition will I believe?
Tried then it's tested
I've just decided I failed
Is it the crowd or the way this is going down?
Is being human watching without a sound?