I went to a party mom, I remembered what you said,
You told me not to drink mom, so I drank soda instead
I really felt proud inside, Mom, the way you said I would
I didn’t drink and drive, Mom, even though the others said I should
I know I did the right thing, Mom, I know you are always right
Now the party is finally ending, Mom, as everyone is driving out of sight
As I got into my car, Mom, I knew I’d get home in one piece
Because of the way you raised me, so responsible and sweet
I started to drive away, Mom, but as I pulled out into the road,
The other car didn’t see me, Mom, it hit me like a load
As I lay here on the pavement, Mom, I hear the policeman say
The other guy is drunk, Mom, now I am the one who will pay
I am lying here dying, Mom….I wish you’d get here soon.
How could this happen to me, Mom? My life just burst like a balloon
There is blood all around me, Mom, and most of it is mine.
I hear the medic say, Mom, I’ll die in a short time.
I just wanted to tell you, Mom, I swear I didn’t drink.
It was the others, Mom. The others didn’t think
He was probably at the same party as I
The only difference is, he drank and I will die
Why do people drink, Mom? It can ruin your whole life.
I’m feeling sharp pains, now. Pains just like a knife.
The guy who hit me is walking, Mom, and I don’t think it’s fair
I’m lying here dying, and all he can do is stare.
Tell my brother not to cry, Mom, tell daddy to be brave.
And when I go to heaven, Mom, put “Daddy’s Girl” on my grave.
Someone should have told him, Mom, not to drink and drive
If only they had told him, Mom, I would still be alive.
My breath is getting shorter, Mom, I am becoming very scared.
Please don’t cry for me, Mom. When I needed you, you were always there.
I have one last question, Mom, before I say goodbye:
I didn’t drink and drive, so why am I the one to die?
Many mothers, fathers, and children die every year from drunk driving.
We ask everyone, PLEASE do not drink and drive.