Death of an Innocent:
I went to a party, mum, I remember what you said.
You told me not to drink, mum, so I drank coke instead.
I really felt proud inside, mum, even though the others said I should.
I know I did the right thing, mum, I know you are always right.
Now the party is finally ending, mum, as everyone is driving out of sight.
As I got into my car, mum, I knew I would get home in one piece.
Because of the way you raised me, mum, so responsible and sweet.
I stared to drive away, mum, but I pulled out into the road,
The other car didn’t see me, mum, and hit me like a load.
As I lay here on the pavement, mum, I hear the policeman say,
The other guy is drunk, mum, and now I’m the one to pay.
I’m lying here dying, mum, I wish you’d get here soon.
How could this happen to me, mum? My life just burst like a balloon.
There is blood all around me, mum, and most of it is mine.
I hear the paramedic say, mum, I’ll die in a short time.
I just wanted to tell you, mum, I swear I didn’t drink.
It was the others, mum. 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, mum? It can ruin your whole life.
I’m feeling sharp pains now, mum, pains just like a knife.
The guy that hit me is walking, mum, I don’t think it is fair.
I’m lying here dying, mum, and all he can do is stare.
Tell my brother not to cry, mum, tell daddy to be brave.
And when I go to heaven, mum, put “daddy’s girl” on my grave.
Someone should have told him, mum, not to drink and drive.
If only they had told him, mum, I would still be alive.
My breath is getting short, mum, I’m becoming very scared.
Please don’t cry for me, mum. When I need you, you were always there.
I have one last question, mum, before I say good bye.
I didn’t drink and drive, mum, so why am I the one to die?