One for the road

One for the road

A Poem by Aa Harvey

One For The Road

 

 

A mother cries, at her babies smile,

Because everything is alright.

A father lies dying in his car,

He’s not coming home tonight.

 

 

If only he had changed his ways,

If only he had used his head today.
If he hadn’t gone out to celebrate,
Maybe he would be coming home again.

 

 

There’s been another crash on Route 66,
That left a single mother with a newborn kid.
It’s just another headline news story,
It’s just another drink-drive tragedy.

 

 

So drink!  And drive!  And party all night,

It feels so good to turn out the lights.

It feels so good to step on the gas,

It feels so good, until you crash!

 

 

So drink!  And drive!  And party all night,

It feels so good to turn out the lights.

It feels so good to step on the gas,

It feels so good, until you crash!

 

 

A man lies dying in his car,

He dreams of holding his baby in his arms.
But we all know that will never happen;

Never again will he know happiness.

We all know how the story ends;

A single mother with a newborn kid.

 


Another crash on Route 66,
Another victim of the Devils drink.

Another headline news story,

Another drink-drive tragedy.

 

 

So drink!  And drive!  And party all night,

It feels so good to turn out the lights.

It feels so good to step on the gas,

It feels so good, until you crash!

 

 

So drink!  And drive!  And party all night,

It feels so good to turn out the lights.

It feels so good to step on the gas,

It feels so good, until you crash!

 

 

So if you’re drunk and sat in a bar,

Just hand over the keys to your car.

Go and call yourself a cab,
Because its not too late for you to be a good Dad.

 

(C)2013 Aa Harvey. All Rights Reserved.


© 2016 Aa Harvey



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Added on March 9, 2016
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Aa Harvey
Aa Harvey

United Kingdom



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