"Lucy" as written by and John Cooper....
Hey Lucy, I remember your name
I left a dozen roses on your grave today
I'm in the grass on my knees, wipe the leaves away
I just came to talk for a while
I got some things I need to say

Now that it's over
I just wanna hold her
I'd give up all the world to see
That little piece of heaven looking back at me
Now that it's over
I just wanna hold her
I've gotta live with the choices I made
And I can't live with myself today

Hey Lucy, I remembered your birthday
They said it'd bring some closure to say your name
I know I'd do it all different if I had the chance
But all I got are these roses to give
And they can't help me make amends

Now that it's over
I just wanna hold her
I'd give up all the world to see
That little piece of heaven looking back at me
Now that it's over
I just wanna hold her
I've gotta live with the choices I made
And I can't live with myself today

Here we are
Now you're in my arms
I never wanted anything so bad
Here we are
For a brand new start
Living the life that we could've had

Me and Lucy walking hand in hand
Me and Lucy never wanna end
Just another moment in your eyes
I'll see you in another life
In heaven where we never say goodbye

Now that it's over
I just wanna hold her
I'd give up all the world to see
That little piece of heaven looking back at me
Now that it's over
I just wanna hold her
I've gotta live with the choices I made
And I can't live with myself today

Here we are, now you're in my arms
Here we are for a brand new start
Got to live with the choices I've made
And I can't live with myself today

Me and Lucy walking hand in hand (today)
Me and Lucy never wanna end
Got to live with the choices I've made
And I can't live with myself today

Hey Lucy, I remember your name


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"Lucy" as written by John Cooper

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    MemoryEveryone keeps saying this is about abortion and such, but to me its different.

    A few years ago I had a boyfriend who's dad had brain cancer, and he would always go stay and help him out, well he left his camera at his dads house and I wanted him to send me a picture so he went to get it from his dads house and he found his dad dead. After that he went home emailed me one last time and committed suicide cause his dad was all he had left.

    It was basically my fault he died...it wouldnt have happened if I wouldnt have asked him to get that picture...and I regret it everyday of my life. (I've gotta live with the choices i made
    And I can't live with myself today)

    The only thing that keeps me going is knowing ill see him again someday...(for those of you who believe people who kill themselves go to hell keep it to yourself I dont wanna hear it cause I dont believe they do.) and thats where the part of the song:


    "Just another moment in your eyes
    I'll see you in another life
    In heaven where we never say goodbye"

    helps me. But hey everyone has their own opinions,thats just how I take the song.

    *RIP Derrick*
    "Now that it's over
    I just wanna hold him
    I'd give up all the world to see that little piece of heaven looking
    back at me"
    soaringfalcon2010on October 24, 2009   Link
  • +2
    Song MeaningFrom what I have heard from many websites and people is that this song is about a couple who got pregnant decided they weren't ready then had an abortion and regretted it later so they called their baby lucy and had a funeral and whatnot for her. I'm not sure if this is entirely correct, this is just what I have seen on a lot of websites and been told by many people.
    HeavenXHellon August 30, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI have a feeling this one's about abortion, maybe an abortion that had to happen because the baby had problems or something.
    That would explain his regret for it, and why the baby had a gravestone.

    "Hey Lucy, I remembered your birthday" = The baby's due date
    "Me and Lucy walking hand in hand
    Me and Lucy never wanna end" = Imagining the life he could have had with the aborted baby

    And I know that this is a Christian band, but this song isn't necessarily about any of them.
    But it is very well done, and really sad.
    silhouettedreams18on August 28, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis was said by John Cooper in an interview with stereotruth.net

    "Lucy"- Typically I don't write in a way where a song can have an open ended interpretation, but this is a song about loss and can be applied to a whole range of situations. It has a gist of regret where you wish you had done things differently and it could be about mourning the loss of someone who died or a relationship. It seems sad, but it's strangely hopeful because it gives off the idea that you can change your life right here and now - you have been given a second chance so you can remember to live and love with no regrets.
    Safeguardon September 15, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commentnews flash!
    it cant be about an abortion
    because they dont have graves
    but nice try
    MissChey92491on September 26, 2009   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningAt a recent concert Jhon Cooper said it was about a young couple that wasn't ready to have a child so they had an abortion done. They went through drepression after the abortion so they decided to get a counselor. He said that they should treat the abortion like it was a death in the family so the couple bought a casket, headstone and a cemetery plot to hold her funeral for Lucy(the name they decided on)That's the meaning of this song, hope it helped.
    Rebecca1997on December 08, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commentit really makes me sad when i see or hear people blaming themselves for someones death and/or sucided......unless you actually killed them by like shooting them or something then it is not your fault....me of all people should know, i had my own trouble, and my best friend and my mon blamed them selves for what i tried to do....it was NO one but MY fault......please know that it is NOT YOUR FAULT if a loved one or best friend died, they had had their reasons. Thank you
    ps. the caps is NOT me yelling, but me putting empahsis on those words.. thank you.
    XoxCheyennensisXoxon December 26, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti get tears in my eyes every time i hear this song. He took his wife for granted for a while, and when she died, he realized how much he lost, but then "just another moment in your eyes, ill see you in another life, in heaven, where we'll never say good bye." he has hope that someday he'll be in heaven with her and he'll never have to go through this again. I love this song to infinity
    erutankaon May 26, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti get tears in my eyes every time i hear this song. He took his wife for granted for a while, and when she died, he realized how much he lost, but then "just another moment in your eyes, ill see you in another life, in heaven, where we'll never say good bye." he has hope that someday he'll be in heaven with her and he'll never have to go through this again. I love this song to infinity
    erutankaon May 26, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt is about abortion. He tells it here youtube.com/…
    Awesome story.
    Veraciouson September 01, 2011   Link

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