"It's Not Supposed to Go Like That" as written by and Yeary/pinson....
Tommy found his daddy's gun
And Joey had never seen one
Real cowboy all dressed up
As he held it in his hand
Said, "You be good and I'll be bad"
Then he pulled the trigger back
Stopped little Tommy in his tracks
And said, "Get up, man"
People came from miles to say goodbye
To the Wilson's youngest son
His innocent life had just begun

[Chorus]
It's not supposed to go like that
It's not intended to end that way
Life is a journey constantly turning
Down an unknown path
But it's not supposed to go like that

Jimmy had his daddy's car
And the keys to Jenny's heart
A fifth of whiskey on the floorboard
Almost gone
Havin' the time of their life
Had only one thing on their mind
Never saw the flashin' lights
Or the train comin' on
Now there's a wreath and two small crosses
On the right side of the road
Reminders of a love that won't grow

[Chorus]

I wonder if guardian angels cry
When they see it all played out
And as they stand with their hands tied
Oh, do they cry out loud

It's not suppose to go like that
No, it's not supposed to go like that
No, it's not supposed to go like that
No, it's not supposed to go like that
No, it's not supposed, it's not supposed to go like that
No, no, no, it's not supposed to go like that


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"It's Not Supposed to Go Like That" as written by Jimmy Yeary Bobby Pinson

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    Song MeaningThis is a great song, very moving.

    I think the meaning is obvious for this song. It is about tragedy, and when it happens no one is prepared for it. Most people reaction to something unexpected and tragic is, "it was not suppose to happen this way".

    Most people expect their lives to go a certain way, and it can feel as if we are cheated if it does not. This song seems to deal specifically with the young dieing, and most people feel when someone young dies it is not suppose happen. Children have an unending horizon ahead of them, and when someone dies young it is surprising and unfair.

    The chorus of the song sounds exactly what a grieving parent(or loved one) would say when faced with the death of their child. This song is very moving, I can certainly picture someone reacting this way to the loss of their child.
    Orion510on May 09, 2009   Link
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    General CommentSad sad sad sad sad song.
    Made me cry, not gonna lie.
    Liverpool7on July 09, 2008   Link
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    General CommentMe too! It's so sad! D:
    SeeingRedon October 07, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis song is so sad...people die too young. someone can make one tiny mistake and thats it. so sad.
    kiko222on April 10, 2009   Link

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