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Last night at the dance I met Laurie,
So lovely and warm, an angel of a girl.
Last night I fell in love with Laurie -
Strange things happen in this world.

As I walked her home,
She said it was her birthday.
I pulled her close and said
"Will I see you anymore?"
Then suddenly she asked for my sweater
And said that she was very, very cold.

I kissed her goodnight
At her door and started home,
Then thought about my sweater
And went right back instead.
I knocked at her door and a man appeared.
I told why I'd come, then he said:

"You're wrong, son.
You weren't with my daughter.
How can you be so cruel
To come to me this way?
My Laurie left this world on her birthday -
She died a year ago today."

A strange force drew me to the graveyard.
I stood in the dark,
I saw the shadows wave,
And then I looked and saw my sweater
Lyin' there upon her grave.

Strange things happen in this world.



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    MISSMOOApr 25, 2009 at 4:09 pm
    There are a few songs and movies about romantic time warps - "Portrait of Jennie," "The Lake House" and this song. It's a romantic time-warp song and a bittersweet tale to say the least. How did Dickey Lee stand it - singing such sad songs as this one and his previous hit, "Patches"? I don't know but I'm sure glad he did!

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