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  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?

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