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?