How do you tell a child that someone has died?
Innocent visions of youth are only a lie
I tried to tell 'em, oh lord knows I tried
But any way you break it you'll just make 'em cry

Little Tommy, I have bad news for you today
The teacher you love, Mr. Peterson,
Has sadly passed away
He was killed by a motorist in a drunken act of rage
Let him live on in your heart, and now we must turn the page.

Little Suzy, i'm sad to say that your father has passed on
His love for you was relentless as it was strong
If he'd only known he'd be gone so soon,
He would have tried and spent some more time
But he's on God's clock, not yours and mine.
Keep him in your heart, each and every day,
And there he will live on...and never fade away.


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    General Commentnot many people say much about the black lips, its probably for the best, they need to stay humble in anonomony, great live shows, amazing truth in their music
    CLARKieston May 27, 2009   Link
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    Song Fact"Little Tommy, I have bad news for you today
    The teacher you love, Mr. Peterson,
    Has sadly passed away
    He was killed by a motorist in a drunken act of rage
    Let him live on in your heart, and now we must turn the page."

    Black Lips' guitarist, Ben Eberbaugh was killed December 1st, 2002 when a drunk motorist was driving the wrong way and slammed into his vehicle, causing them to both die on impact.
    plastics0ulon July 29, 2014   Link

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