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Every once in a while I'd see her smile
And she'd turn my days around
A girl with those eyes
Could stare through the lies
And see what my heart was saying

Think of Laura but laugh don't cry
I know she'd want it that way
When you think of Laura but laugh don't cry
I know she'd want it that way

A friend of a friend
A friend to the end
That's the kind of girl she was
Taken away so young
Taken away without a warning

I know you and you're here
In every day we live
I know her and she's here
I can feel her when I sing

Hey Laura, where are you now
Are you far away from here
I don't think so
I think you're here
Taking our tears away



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    UnregisteredJul 30, 2012 at 10:20 am
    The content of the lyrics would want to tell listeners that they don't really have to cry when a person passes away for the reason that though they died early they are still around. They may be gone physically and be called dead, but still there memories with their loved ones is still alive and will always stay in their hearts.
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    UnregisteredApr 19, 2012 at 9:35 pm
    Columbus -- the ohio parole board has decided to release a man convicted in 1987 for his involvement in the fatal shooting of a denison university student.

    Gordon newlin, 60, will be released from prison on or before june 18, ohio department of rehabilitation and correction spokesman mike davis said.

    On april 17, 1982, denison university student laura carter, 18, was sitting in the back seat of her parents' vehicle when she was shot by a stray bullet from gunfire exchanged by newlin and others in columbus.

    In a vehicle then on foot, newlin and his brother pursued two others, who had fired at them. Newlin told police the other shooter thought newlin had shot a friend, according to the case summary.

    Carter's parents, of wayne, pa. , were visiting their daughter, a denison university lacrosse player, that day. The family and carter's friends were headed to a columbus restaurant to celebrate the team's win against oberlin college, according to a 1982 advocate article.

    The university flew its flag at half-staff the monday after carter's death.

    "on a small campus like denison, you can feel it all over campus. It's devastating. It's especially senseless in that she had so much going for her," the rev. Martha weatherhead, acting dean of denison's swasey chapel, said in a 1982 article.

    Carter's death inspired the song, "think of laura," by singer-songwriter christopher cross.

    Newlin was not arrested until august 1985. He was sentenced to 27 years to life in prison for aggravated murder and other charges in march 1987, according to court records.

    On tuesday, the full ohio parole board met to review newlin's case. Despite opposition from the franklin county prosecutor's office, the board elected to release newlin by june 18 to parole supervision, according to the decision.

    Newlin's age, time served, response to programming while incarcerated and release plan made him a good candidate for early release, according to the decision.
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    UnregisteredMar 19, 2014 at 12:14 am
    It's about a girl name Laura Carter who was shot by a stray bullet while riding in the back seat of a car driven by her father in Columbus, Ohio. Ms. Carter was a friend of Cross's girlfriend (Paige) at that time. Paige and Laura were sorority sister at Denison University, a near by college.
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    UnregisteredAug 26, 2012 at 3:12 am
    It's a tragic story, that shows how such a senseless loss of life can inspire such a beautiful song, which makes laura live still, hope i get to meet her in heaven someday.
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    UnregisteredMar 19, 2012 at 6:11 am
    1986, one year after high school graduation, my mother was killed in a car accident when i had a seizure to too high of a dose of a medication a physician gave to me; woked with cadavers later in medical training but seeing someone you love so much with their upper body crush into their pelvis was and still shocks me when i think about it, but am very spiritual and can feel my mother at times and all photos taken of me day or night, wherever, whenever had a very white orb of white light next to me. She keep the family together which now doesn't communicate and was a friend to the end with every person she came into contact with and it has became the same way for me as i'm a friend to anyone to the end and try to brighten their day.

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