I woke up this morning and I gave you a call,
But I feared it was unwanted so I hung up before you answered at all.

You woke up this morning and you lied in bed for hours.
You stared out of your window at the road, which had been ours.

My sister heard me weeping, through the door I do suppose
She asked me what was ailing me, if she might impose.

I told her I was fearful I had thrown away true love,
and it had been given to me by a divine hand from above.

And she said, You know, sometimes thats just how it goes.
she said, You know, sometimes thats just how it goes.
I said, I know.

A woman walks in slowly dressed in a cotton robe of white,
The doctor sits down next to her. She's shivering from fright.

There's no misunderstanding, and of this fact he is sure.
It's his professional diagnosis for which there is no cure.

She reaches out and hugs him, this stranger she's just me,
For some reason he hugs her back, he knows he never will forget

For in this moment one thing was inevitably changed,
The womans life would end so soon but his would stay the same.

And she said, You know, sometimes thats just how it goes.
She said, You know, sometimes thats just how it goes.
He said, I know.

A father sits in his living room, the television aglow,
He's memorized the schedule to make sure he'll be the first to know.

He watches so intently as the mediators play
their clever puns on all the countries foreign sounding names.

A murder here, a bombing there, but who cares who's to blame?
Surely not the network as long as freedom is their claim.

Slowly his eyes get teary as it rolls across the screen
The following soldiers fallen, and he sees his child's name.

And he tells himself, You know, sometimes thats just how it goes.
He says, You know, sometimes thats just how it goes
And he cries, No, this isn't how it goes.
No, this isn't how its supposed to go
The children shouldn't be dying.
The children shouldn't be dying anymore.


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