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It was two weeks after the day she turned eighteen
All dressed in white
Going to the church that night
She had his box of letters in the passenger seat
Six pence in her shoe, something borrowed, something blue
And when the church doors opened up wide
She put her veil down
Trying to hide the tears
Oh she just couldn't believe it
She heard the trumpets from the military band
And the flowers fell out of her hands.

Baby why'd you leave me
Why'd you have to go?
I was counting on forever, now I'll never know
I can't even breathe
It's like I'm looking from a distance
Standing in the background
Everybody's saying, he's not coming home now
This can't be happening to me
This is just a dream

The preacher man said let us bow our heads and pray
Lord please lift his soul, and heal this hurt
Then the congregation all stood up and sang
The saddest song that she ever heard
Then they handed her a folded up flag
And she held on to all she had left of him
Oh, and what could have been
And then the guns rang one last shot
And it felt like a bullet in her heart

Baby why'd you leave me
Why'd you have to go?
I was counting on forever, now I'll never know
I can't even breathe
It's like I'm looking from a distance
Standing in the background
Everybody's saying, he's not coming home now
This can't be happening to me
This is just a dream

Oh,
Baby why'd you leave me
Why'd you have to go?
I was counting on forever, now I'll never know
Oh, I'll never know
It's like I'm looking from a distance
Standing in the background
Everybody's saying, he's not coming home now
This can't be happening to me
This is just a dream

Oh, this is just a dream
Just a dream
Yeah, Yeah



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    ChristiansMom4everNov 13, 2008 at 8:34 pm
    I am not 18, I am not a girlfriend or wife, I am a grieving mother. I didn't lose my son in Iraq, 2 months before he was to go he was killed while running errands off post by a young boy who said he didn't see him crossing the road. The pain is just as terrible though. All his/our dreams for him, gone in an instant. When I heard this song I couldn't hold back the tears. This is exactly what I tell myself at those times when I miss my son so badly I can hardly breathe. "It's just a dream". Beautiful Carrie, thank you for the lovely tribute to our soldiers.
  • blob4ever
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    blob4everSep 5, 2008 at 11:18 pm
    Oh,
    Baby why'd you leave me
    Why'd you have to go?
    I was counting on forever, now I'll never know
    Oh, now I'll never know
    It's like I'm looking from a distance
    Standing in the background
    Everybody's saying, he's not coming home now
    This can't be happening to me
    This is just a dream.
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    rr_osang08Mar 4, 2009 at 3:50 am
    This song is about a girl who just turned eighteen and got married after two weeks. She was going to a funeral of her dead husband who's a soldier. She's wearing a white dress but not a wedding dress (some people wear white, aside from black, in mourning) the veil is not a wedding veil, too. She knew that her husband is dead already but couldn't accept the truth. And the flowers are really for his husband's death. The first stanza is quite tricky coz we might think that it's a wedding ceremony but honestly, if you'll focus in the story. It's a funeral not a wedding at all.
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    jboli08Nov 16, 2008 at 10:15 pm
    I'm 18 and have been with my boyfriend 2 years on dec 27. On march 16 he will be leaving for 47 weeks for boot camp and ait. This song is all my thoughts summed up. I have absolutely no idea what is going to happen to him. All I can do is think positive. I am so scared that I will not ever get to have the family that we always talk about. Its a rough and very cruel place, and I just hope for the best for all of our soldiers. God Bless, and thank you carrie for your amazing tribute to so many people.
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    bambiesplaceNov 16, 2008 at 12:48 am
    I'm 42 years old and lost my father. He was driving home and had a heartattack. He pulled off to the side of the road. Waitting for help but the cars just passed him by. He knew he wan't going to make it because the highway patrol found him with his bible in his hand and slumped down in the seat. He always said that he would never try to keep driving if something like this happen because he wouldn't want to harm someone else because he wrecked. The saddest part is. He was about 500 feet from the hospital(of course he couldn't get there.) He had been in the service so he had a military funeral. And what Carrie said is so true. As you walk through it all you think it is a dream and when the guns go off it does seem like you are getting shot in the heart. She has given meaning to so many that have lost someone with this song. I along with many others thak her for that.

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