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Carrie Underwood – Just A Dream lyrics
It was two weeks after the day she turned eighteen
All dressed in white
Going to the church that night
She had his box of letters in the passenger seat
Six pence in her shoe, something borrowed, something blue
And when the church doors opened up wide
She put her veil down
Trying to hide the tears
Oh she just couldn't believe it
She heard the trumpets from the military band
And the flowers fell out of her hands.

Baby why'd you leave me
Why'd you have to go?
I was counting on forever, now I'll never know

I can't even breathe
It's like I'm looking from a distance
Standing in the background
Everybody's saying, he's not coming home now
This can't be happening to me
This is just a dream

The preacher man said let us bow our heads and pray
Lord please lift his soul, and heal this hurt
Then the congregation all stood up and sang
The saddest song that she ever heard
Then they handed her a folded up flag
And she held on to all she had left of him
Oh, and what could have been
And then the guns rang one last shot
And it felt like a bullet in her heart

Baby why'd you leave me
Why'd you have to go?
I was counting on forever, now I'll never know
I can't even breathe
It's like I'm looking from a distance
Standing in the background
Everybody's saying, he's not coming home now
This can't be happening to me
This is just a dream

Oh,
Baby why'd you leave me
Why'd you have to go?
I was counting on forever, now I'll never know
Oh, I'll never know
It's like I'm looking from a distance
Standing in the background
Everybody's saying, he's not coming home now
This can't be happening to me
This is just a dream

Oh, this is just a dream
Just a dream
Yeah, Yeah
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    jboli08
    I'm 18 and have been with my boyfriend 2 years on dec 27. On march 16 he will be leaving for 47 weeks for boot camp and ait. This song is all my thoughts summed up. I have absolutely no idea what is going to happen to him. All I can do is think positive. I am so scared that I will not ever get to have the family that we always talk about. Its a rough and very cruel place, and I just hope for the best for all of our soldiers. God Bless, and thank you carrie for your amazing tribute to so many people.
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    ChristiansMom4ever
    I am not 18, I am not a girlfriend or wife, I am a grieving mother. I didn't lose my son in Iraq, 2 months before he was to go he was killed while running errands off post by a young boy who said he didn't see him crossing the road. The pain is just as terrible though. All his/our dreams for him, gone in an instant. When I heard this song I couldn't hold back the tears. This is exactly what I tell myself at those times when I miss my son so badly I can hardly breathe. "It's just a dream". Beautiful Carrie, thank you for the lovely tribute to our soldiers.
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    rr_osang08
    This song is about a girl who just turned eighteen and got married after two weeks. She was going to a funeral of her dead husband who's a soldier. She's wearing a white dress but not a wedding dress (some people wear white, aside from black, in mourning) the veil is not a wedding veil, too. She knew that her husband is dead already but couldn't accept the truth. And the flowers are really for his husband's death. The first stanza is quite tricky coz we might think that it's a wedding ceremony but honestly, if you'll focus in the story. It's a funeral not a wedding at all.
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    bambiesplace
    I'm 42 years old and lost my father. He was driving home and had a heartattack. He pulled off to the side of the road. Waitting for help but the cars just passed him by. He knew he wan't going to make it because the highway patrol found him with his bible in his hand and slumped down in the seat. He always said that he would never try to keep driving if something like this happen because he wouldn't want to harm someone else because he wrecked. The saddest part is. He was about 500 feet from the hospital(of course he couldn't get there.) He had been in the service so he had a military funeral. And what Carrie said is so true. As you walk through it all you think it is a dream and when the guns go off it does seem like you are getting shot in the heart. She has given meaning to so many that have lost someone with this song. I along with many others thak her for that.
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    x0xsammiex0x
    I cried the first time I ever heard this song. When I was 19 years old I became engaged to the love of my life who was deployed in Iraq. He means everything to me and loosing him would be the end of my life. He is now home safely done with his duty after being injured after a I-ed blew up his humvee. He came out with a few bruises but was fine. I pray for all the rest of the men who died that day in that humvee. Thank you god for letting my Husband be alright.
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    soccer_babe18
    I know what alot of people are going thru I have two brothers in the Army one in Iraq and the other in Korea and I miss them both sooo much and its hard not to worry about them because I want them to be safe and copme home soon. This song scares the crap out of me also but I can't help but listen to it everyday its a good/sad song.
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    XxLovelyxGirlxX
    I'm 21 my boyfriend soon to be husband will be going to Iraq on Nov 15. When I frist heard the song I cried and so did he. Because we know how much we mean to each other and know where he's going. Scary and sad but he know's we all love him and will be here for him. I didn't know I would be that person worried about someone going oversea's but now I am and its breaks everyone's hearts me, his family, and his mom first of all. He know's where he's going and know's that if something happen's he knew everyone loved him and also knew where he was going. I'm sad to say that I know what many girls, family and moms are going thru but we have to be strong for them. Hope this is over and bring them back soon. May My Pray's Be With Everyone.
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    dpmmyluv05
    I'm not 18 and my boyfriend isn't in iraq but just the thought of something happening to him scares me I don't know what I would do I love him and everytime I hear this song it reminds me how lucky we are and I cry the whole time I'm singing in a very stutery voice from crying so much I can't wait to bring our troops home safely and like everyone peace.
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  • emcv6
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    emcv6
    I just want to say to all the kids and families that have lost people in the war or have people in the war. Don't worry. Don't give up. You will never loose him or her. No you can't see them anymore but it doesn't mean you don't love them anymore it doesn't mean they don't love you anymore. Youll always have feelings for them because theyll always be in your heart. Don't loose hop they are right next to you right now.
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    Unregistered
    Carrie Underwood I can relate to you because my dad was in the military and I loved him so much he died on Dec. 24-25 cause he had a heart attack 2x at the house and died then they got him back and when he got to the hospital he had another one at 1:00 the next morning and in you are my inspiration to me I love music and singing also I'm 15 years old and it was hard on me so thanks for being my inspiration to me!
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    Cora Shaw
    She is definitely going to a funeral. I love this song and cry every time I hear it. I lost my fiancé when I was 25 yrs old, can't believe it's been 25 yrs, it was mid July, I had talked to him that Friday night. Later he called my place and left a message on the answering machine, asking me to cal like in the am about attending church that Sunday.

    He was at the YMCA until he could afford an apartment for us. I called the main number and asked to connected to his room. The call got dropped. This happened a lot so I wasn't worried. Called back and this time the call went through, however Michael didn't answer, it was his father.

    From what I gather he choked an a piece of steak! He survived his demons and was on the road to recover and he died over a piece of steak?!?!?! I was in shock! Some close friends started calling me which was a good thing, as I was a mess. I think in the days leading up to the funeral, I was hoping it was a dream. Until the minister said "we are here today to celebrate Michael's life and to support his family as well as Cora. That was the bullet to my heart! I was never the same after that.

    I still miss him even though I'm happily married today. I still think about what could've been.
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    Reponick27
    Having lost my wife in desert storm 7 months after we got married this song really strikes a chord with me. I can't ever hear this song without vivid memories of my angel misty and I've choked up and cried on multiple occasions hearing this song. She was 27 days away from her 21st birthday when her life came to a tragic end and even though it's been so long since she was taken from me I feel like it was just yesterday. When carrie sang this song live at the awards a few years back I turned into a big baby and cried uncontrollably. Words can't begin to describe what she meant to me nor can they convey just how her death hurt me. I long for the day we are reunited in god's kingdom! Are. I. P. Misty dawn! You're always in my heart.
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  • U
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    Unregistered
    I feel like this song was written just for me. My boyfriend was killed in iraq. I can't even listen to this song anymore. I want him to come through the door right now and stay with me forever. I know he died for a good reason, but the lyrics in this song are just so strong and they don't bring him back to me. They make it tougher. I weep at night a lot and I don't know how I will ever move on. I have been hoping for two years that this is just a dream and I can wake up any minute now. Cherish the time you have with people. You will never get that time back. I just keep asking "why me? " which I know is wrong. God needed a strong angel in heaven. Support our troops, and bring them all home soon.
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    Unregistered
    Being an army girlfriend means everything to me, even tho my military man is always gone, tht don't mean anything to me I still love him and nothin or anyone is ever gonna change the way I feel, distance doesn't mean a damn thing to me and him as long as he can trust me and knows tht I have his heart thts all tht matters I really wish he was here to hold me at night but I know he will be home with me real soon and tht will be the best day of my life, but I love wht he is doing serving this country and everything and I make sure I say a little pray when I'm feeling down or sad and I pray tht he is alrite and he will be coming home soon but all I know is tht I sure do miss him and I would do any thing to have him home right now holding me in his big loving arms I love you baby and don't forget it no matter how far away we are from each other.
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    glendiphora
    This is one of the saddest, but most meaningful song I think I've ever heard! This is all too real for so many young woman in our country today. I have no family members in the war at this time but when I saw this I cried through the entire song several times and it still breaks my heart every time I see it! The lyrics, video and music so powerfully capture the love and absolute heartbreak of the young woman who has lost her future, her soul mate, to the war. I can only imagine that it had to feel like a dream because it would be too difficult to imagine a reality this cruel.
    To christiansmom4ever, and to all the wives, parents, siblings and family members of any soldier that lost their lives, my heart, thoughts and prayers go out to you for your loss!
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    RockStarHoney
    I love this song. I can relate to this because my cousin cory signed up for the marines and right now he is in training but if he goes out there I hope he lives and doesn't die. But I want to see him one last time before he goes to war. Idk if marines go to war. Can some1 plzz tell me if marines go to the war. I love you cory. Hope you can see me one last time b4 you go.
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  • queen_of_lgv
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    queen_of_lgv
    Wow this song I can relate 2 and I hope that if my man goes 2 iraq I hope and pray for tha $best$ cause i'll be so upset and god i'll start cryin but I pray for tha best and I want to dedicate this song to all those marine wifes, army wifes, and navy wifes who have lost a lovin husband over seas and I pray for our toops everyday. God Bless those who fell on 9/ll and my god protect all who sufferd a great loss on that day and my god keep blessing everyone's family!
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    2sisters
    Its sad that her fiance had to die just before the wedding. I guess that's y you shouldnt' make a triip by the military be4 a very special occasion is at hand. You never kno what exctly are you riskin.
    Srry but it wasn't just a dream the things that was just stated was an actual real life experience that needs to be tooken into consideration b4 you join the military.
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    Countrygirl92
    I first heard this song while I was at work and I started crying. My best friend and my boyfriend are in the army and are leaving for iraq soon. My boyfriend plans on propose befor he leaves. I hope and pray that they'll come home safe. This song really does hit home because I don't know what's going to happen and I'm sure I would feel like a bullet in my heart if I found out anything happened to either of them.
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    AJSMAMA
    I'm not 18 (Not that age really matters). Love, is love, no matter the relation or age. I lost my fiance 9 1/2 yrs ago. He died in his sleep. (Peacefully) he had not been sick so it was very unexpected. After almost 10 yrs my heart still aches badly. This song makes me cry everytime I hear it. I grabs my heart. It's so hard to accept that the one you love is gone forever. I still can't bring myself to fall in love again. I'm still in love with him. I just wait for the day we meet again---For eternity.
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    Unregistered
    Well the my best guy friend/major crush that I like I mean really like just graduated from high school. I am one grade below him and I planned on telling him that I liked him but then I found out that it was more than liking I'm in love with him. Well a couple of days ago he told everyone that he was going into the military. Now I don't know how to deal with it. I've yet to tell him that I love him. I mean I want to tell him and see if he feels the same way but then I don't want him to turn me down. Also I don't want him to tell me that he loves me and then he goes off into the military and falls in love with someone else when he's traveling. Also I don't want to tell him that I love him and he leaves and then he returns and I'm in love with someone else. I mean I am young, I've never had a boyfriend even though I am a senior in high school. But I want him to be my first. My first boyfriend, my first kiss, my first slow dance, my first everything! But I don't know what to do. Because I listen to this song and I just think this could be him and I wouldn't know what to do or how to cope if this happened to him. I just want to find it in my heart to tell him but these just keep stopping me. And a lot of people say that I'm young and I don't know what real love is but I do. I haven't had the best examples since I was raised by my divorced/widowed mamaw, and my papa and granny are divorced, my parents fight and argue all the time and are just staying together for show. But I know what love is! I would do anything to see to it that this guy stayed safe. I mean he's had a ruff life too and I just want to take his pain away. He's also been into some bad habits and he wants to make his life right and be a better person. But to me that's all I see and I can't get him to see that I don't blaim him for his faults and that I don't see his faults. I know how to provide for him. My mamaw taught me everything. I know how to cook, clean, I have a steady job. I know how to care for a man but yet be a independent woman. I may be young but I have the soul of a grown up. But I just hope that he sees that I care. I mean he doesn't see that. Monday I called and tried talking to him about it but he hung up and wouldn't answer. Now I've been calling but he won't answer so I texted him to try and talk to him about it but he's shutting me out. I just want him to see that I care for him and his safety.
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    WaddayaMeanNoCandy
    Carrie has such a pretty voice! I cried when I first heard this song. I feel bad for all the trageties in the past comments for this song- I guess I'm luckier than I could be. The sad stories posted previous comments and carrie's song are so touching- good luck everyone, and way to go, carrie! It makes me feel bad whenever I complain becuase I know I don't have it that bad.
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    usafgirl_18
    I boyfriend is in the air force and he left the 10th to go to afghanistan. :( it just really scares me and everyone else I just wanna let you know that I am praying for all of our soldiers. And I know how you feel and I just turned 18 as well and me and my boyfriend have no commitment as well and I'm scared of being the last to know if something happend. This song brings tears to my eyes everytime I hear it, I'm just so worried. :( I have not heard from him so it scares me.
    Keep our troops in all yalls prayers.
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    SkaterSky
    I just lost my uncle several weeks ago, and it was right around the time this song came out. He was in the marines for a while but suffered from a buildup of fluid in his lungs. It really hit me hard, as well as this song. I cry every time I hear this, but I listen to it every day because it feels like my uncles song to me. It was even harder to loose him because I knew it was coming. I'm on my way bakc to feeling normal again, and I see his folded up flag ever time I come down the staires. So in a way I know how this girl is feeling.
    God bless all of those people whose family members are in the war in iraque right now, and god bless all of those families who have lost their famly to the wars. We all pay a price for keeping our country free.
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    ashleylhs0525
    This song really hits home with me! A really close friend of mine returned home from the military and shortly after returning he committed suicide. Going to his funeral was the hardest thing I think I have ever done in my life. It's been 3 years and it's still like it was yesterday that we were hanging out. I just wish I could wake up from this dream and he'd be here, but I know that will never happen. I dedicate this song to Jason and his family. We love you and miss you more than you will ever know! Love ya!
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    armywife41stFiresBDE
    My husband is active duty Army and has been deployed to Iraq since November of last year. Just as marydoodle says, this song plays out my worst fear. Everytime I hear it come on the radio it sends chills down my spine, and I run to the computer to send my husband an email telling him just how much I miss and love him and hope that he's safe. It really tugs at the heart's strings regardless if you've lost someone close to you or know anyone in the military. It just sort of brings you back to reality that there still are soldiers dying overseas nearly every week, we lost 4 from my best friend's unit just last week in Afghanistan, and we can only hope for their safe return. This is by far my favorite song by Carrie.
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    crazy_munkey20
    I just wish that every thing that happens would be a dream so that people wouldnt feel the pain of losing someone/something very close to them, I will dedicate this song to everybody that has lost somebody in their life, may it be a brother, sister, mom, dad, grandmother, grandfather, pet, or their kin, may you be with them again someday, to everybody out there who feels the pain of losing a loved one, this song is for you!
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    kpalma
    This song relates alot to me as well my brother was not in the service but him and his new wife were married on June 28, 2008 and they were the happiest ever 3 weeks later while they were on their honey moon in mexico he died while snorkeling. My family has lost alot of people but this is the worst thing we have ever had to go through I miss him so much and I wish that this was all just a dream. This song is beautiful and my sister in law nows exactly what it means she was counting on forever and now she will never know.
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    k_smith
    This song relates a lot to my brother. Only he didn't die at war, he was in the military but passed from the spreading of his cancer. 23 years old engaged and a sgt in the army reserves. I miss him so much and everytime I hear this song it makes me think of him and how our family and his fiancee are all going through so much hurt. God bless all the american soldiers. Thank you so much.
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    amberrrkayy
    This song makes me cry everytime I hear it. I am dating a marine, and I know it would be really hard if something happened to him in Iraq. For the people who don't know how it feels to worry about these men, its sucks. To babbyboo, I see where you are coming from but her and this marine where going to get married but the plans got ruined because he was killed over in iraq. It's really hard to be young and dating a military man, but ya do whatcha gotta do.
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    Dancer20
    I know what you mean Courtneydix. My boyfriend was in the army over in Iraq, and he came back to me in Feb. But still, listening to this song, makes me cry every time because I know what all the other loved ones of soldiers are going through, and it kills me. Don't worry though, he will come back home safely. My thoughts and prays are going out to you, and everyone else out there.
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    xoxbeexox
    To me. This song is saying, this teenager and military service man were planning on getting married. And then she had a dream of their wedding. But instead of him being there, she dreamt he died and she found out at the wedding.
    And I'm proud of every single person out their putting their lives ont he line to protect our country, but it would scare the heck out of me to lose someone that close to me.
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      jboli08
      I'm 18 and have been with my boyfriend 2 years on dec 27. On march 16 he will be leaving for 47... Read more →
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