Death of an Innocent



I went to a party Mum,

I remembered what you said.

You told me not to drink, Mum,

So I drank soda instead.

I really felt proud inside, Mum,

The way you said I would.

I didn’t drink and drive, 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’s ending, Mum,

As everyone drives out of sight.

As I got into my car, Mum,

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, Mum,

But as I pulled out into the road,

The other car didn’t see me, Mum,

And hit me like a load.

As I lay there on the pavement, Mum,

I hear the policeman say,

“The other guy is drunk,” Mum,

And now I’m the one who will 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 medic 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.

Pains just like a knife.

The guy who hit me is walking, Mum,

And I don’t think it’s 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 shorter, Mum.

I’m becoming very scared.

Please don’t cry for me, Mum.

When I needed you, you were always there.

I have one last question, Mum.

Before I say good bye.

I didn’t drink and drive,

So why am I the one to die?