Death Of Innocents

I went to a party, Mom,
I remembered what you said.
You toldme not to drink, Mom,
so i drank soda instead.

I really feltproud inside, Mom,
the way you said I would.
I didn't drinkand drive, Mom,
even though the others said I should.

I know I did the right thing, Mom,
I know you're alwaysright.
Now the party is finally ending, Mom,
and everyone isdriving out of sight.

As I got to my car, Mom,
I knew I'd gethome in one piece.
Because of the way you raised me,
soresponsible and sweet.

I started to drive away, Mom,
but as Ipulled out into the road.
The other car didn't see me, Mom,
ithit me like a load.

As I lay here on the pavement, Mom,
I canhear the policeman say.
The other guy is drunk, Mom,
but I'mthe one who will pay.
I'm lying here dying, Mom,
I wish you'dget here soon.
How could this happen to me, Mom?
my life justburst like a balloon.

There's blood all around me, Mom,
andmost of it is mine.
I hear the medic say, Mom,
that I'll diein a short time.

I just wanted to tell you, Mom,
that I sweari did not drink.
It was all of the others, Mom,
the others didnot think.

He was probably at the same party as I,
The onlydifference is:

Why do peopledrink, Mom?
it can ruin your whole life.
I'm feeling sharppains now,
pains just like a knife.

The guy who hit me iswalking, Mom,
and I don't think it's fair.
I'm lying heredying, Mom,
and all he can do is stare.

Tell my brother not tocry, Mom,
tell daddy to be brave.
And when I go to heaven,Mom,
put "Daddy's Girl", on my grave.

Someone should have toldhim, Mom,
not to drink and drive.
If only they had told him,Mom,
I would still be alive.

My breath is getting shorter,Mom,
I'm becoming very scared.
Please don't cry for me,Mom,
when I needed you, you were always there.

I have one more question, Mom,
before i say goodbye.
I'm not the one who decided to drink and drive,
so why am I the oneto die?

via eMail, 31 March 2000