Death Of An Innocent

I went to a party, Mom, I remembered what you said..

You told me not to drink, Mom, so I drank soda instead

I really felt proud inside, Mom, the way you said I would.

I didn't drink and drive, Mom, even though the others said I should..

I know I did the right thing, Mom, I know you are always right..

Now the party is finally ending, Mom, as everyone is driving out of sight..

As I got into my car, Mom, I knew I'd get home in one piece..

Because of the way you raised me, so responsible and sweet..

I started to drive away, Mom, but as I pulled out into the road,

the other car didn't see me, Mom, and hit me like a load..

As I lay there on the pavement, Mom, I hear the policeman say,

the other guy is drunk, Mom, and now I'm the one who will pay..

I'm lying here dying, Mom.. I wish you'd get here soon..

How could this happen to me, Mom? My life just burst like a balloon..

There is blood all around me, Mom, and most of it is mine..

I hear the medic say, Mom, I'll die in a short time..

I just wanted to tell you, Mom, I swear I didn't drink..

It was the others, Mom. The others didn't think..

He was probably at the same party as I..

The only difference is, he drank and I will die..

Why do people drink, Mom? It can ruin your whole life..

I'm feeling sharp pains now. Pains just like a knife..

The guy who hit me is walking, Mom, and I don't think it's fair..

I'm lying here dying and all he can do is stare..

Tell my brother not to cry, Mom. Tell Daddy to be brave..

And when I go to heaven, Mom, put "Daddy's Girl" on my grave

Someone should have told him, 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 last question, Mom, before I say good bye..

I didn't drink and drive, so why am I the one to die?