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Through the back window of our '59 wagon
I watched my best friend Jamie slipping further away
I kept on waving till I couldn't see her
And through my tears I asked again why we couldn't stay
Mama whispered softly time will ease your pain
Life's about changing nothing ever stays the same
And she said how can I help you to say goodbye it's okay to hurt and it's okay to cry
Come let me hold you and I will try how can I help you to say goodbye
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I sat on our bed he packed his suitcase I held a picture of our wedding day
His hands were trembling we both were crying
He kissed me gently and then he quickly walked away
I called up mama and she said time will ease your pain
Life's about changing nothing ever stays the same
She said how can I help you...
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Sitting with mama alone in her bedroom
She opened her eyes and then squeezed my hand
She said I have to go now my time here is over
And with her final words she tried to help me understand
Mama whispered softly...



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    UnregisteredJul 19, 2012 at 11:45 pm
    This song helped me to get over my husband when he had a massive heart attack and died in my arms nov, 14th of 08. I had been on medication for years but after he died I put myself into a prescribed drug induced coma for over a year and a half. Not even my grandchildren wanted to see me. When I had to go to work when my 2 roommates had left me with no money for the rent or the bills, I started getting my self worth and self esteem back again. I called my daughter every night crying cause I hurt so bad and was not suppose to be working but took a job washing dishes in a small shop in the town I bought a lemon for a house. Lol but if it would not have been for this song and one other, I do not think I would have come out alive. Thank you for all your hard work and from all the love that comes from your heart. Your friend robin freelove.

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