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Tommy found his daddy's gun
And Joey had never seen one
Real cowboy all dressed up
As he held it in his hand
Said, "You be good and I'll be bad"
Then he pulled the trigger back
Stopped little Tommy in his tracks
And said, "Get up, man"
People came from miles to say goodbye
To the Wilson's youngest son
His innocent life had just begun

[CHORUS]

It's not supposed to go like that
It's not intended to end that way
Life is a journey constantly turning
Down an unknown path
But it's not supposed to go like that

Jimmy had his daddy's car
And the keys to Jenny's heart
A fifth of whiskey on the floorboard
Almost gone
Havin' the time of their life
Had only one thing on their mind
Never saw the flashin' lights
Or the train comin' on
Now there's a wreath and two small crosses
On the right side of the road
Reminders of a love that won't grow

[REPEAT CHORUS]

I wonder if guardian angels cry
When they see it all played out
And as they stand with their hands tied
Oh, do they cry out loud

It's not suppose to go like that
No, it's not supposed to go like that
No, it's not supposed to go like that
No, it's not supposed to go like that
No, it's not supposed, it's not supposed to go like that
No, no, no, it's not supposed to go like that



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    SoftballNov 13, 2008 at 4:15 pm
    this song is so sweet! the first time i heard it..i was with my best friend and we were driving down the road and i almost had to pull off the road bacause i was almost crying that hard! it has awesome meaning! and its the truth! things like that happen all the time around the world! AWESOME SONG...AWESOME LYRICS...AWESOME MEANING!
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    UnregisteredFeb 26, 2012 at 5:12 am
    One of my friends sister got ina car crash about a week ago. Her friend came out find. Jess on the other hand, she was in a coma. She passed away this morning. I love you jess, even though i never had the chance too meet you. God needed a beautiful angle, but took her too soon.
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    UnregisteredDec 31, 2011 at 6:54 am
    That we need to appreciate the small things because in a blink of an eye things could change for better or worse. You need to pay attention to everything around you. Sometimes things are happen that others think shouldn't. Little kids die, parents get divorced, family hits a breaking point, kids get abused. Its not right and should never happen
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    UnregisteredDec 15, 2011 at 4:42 am
    Life is a constant journey but yet things happen and in an instant life changes and it doens't seem like life should have ended or turned out that way. This is hit a personal note for me because my dad died suddenly it just doesn't seem like it was supposed to go like that or turn out that way.
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    MaggieRoseDec 17, 2008 at 7:04 pm
    sad stuff but this really happens. Life is unexpected and we just need to take what God gives us to get through this life.

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