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Laura and Tommy were lovers
He wanted to give her everything
Flowers, presents, but most of all, a wedding ring

He saw a sign for a stock car race
A thousand dollar prize it read
He couldn't get Laura on the phone
So to her mother, Tommy said

Tell Laura I love her
Tell Laura I need her
Tell Laura I may be late
I've something to do, that cannot wait

He drove his car to the racing grounds
He was the youngest driver there
The crowed roared as they started the race
Around the track they drove at a deadly pace

No one knows what happened that day
Or how his car overturned in flames
But as they pulled him from the twisted wreck
With his dying breath, they heard him say

Tell Laura I love her
Tell Laura I need her
Tell Laura not to cry
My love for her will never die

Now in the chapel where Laura prays
For her poor Tommy, who passed away
It was just for Laura he lived and died
Alone in the chapel she can hear him cry


(Grazie a Massimo per questo testo)



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  • u
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    UnregisteredApr 29, 2012 at 1:03 pm
    Its like a sad story for a man and a woman
    I may like to say that if it will be one time for me i'll really feel the pain
  • u
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    UnregisteredJul 28, 2012 at 7:18 pm
    Its about an alien abductor named laura who put poor tommy into trance, causing him to wreck on the way to her house. It was fatal - even tho there was never really a race. That was just a cover up to hide her identity from the press.
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    UnregisteredJul 5, 2012 at 9:32 am
    It's a story that a man wants to surprise her girl, he joined in a car race to won a thousand dollar to buy a wedding ring forher girl but he got an accident along the race and he died
  • u
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    UnregisteredFeb 16, 2012 at 1:03 am
    This song tells us about how deep tommy love for laura even he is dead his love for laura still alive.
  • u
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    UnregisteredFeb 5, 2012 at 6:35 am
    This song describes two teenagers named tommy and laura. They really love each other and tommy wants to marry her. Tommy was very desperate to buy laura a wedding ring, he got very excited as he saw the sign that advertised a race where the winner earns a thousand dollars. During the race, tommy's car overturned and exploded due to the deadly pace they were driving at, he died, getting laura to feel depressed that her lover is gone.

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