Today was gonna be the day
He'd already wrote the note
And parked that Chevrolet
At the end of that dead end road
Had his finger on the trigger
Just about to end everything
He was taking one last long breathe
When he heard his cell phone ring

And his best friends say, "Man, where you been?
We�r' headed down to the lake this weekend
You better not miss it 'cause buddy, I swear
It won't be the same if you ain't there
And I told that girl that you like so much
You were coming along and her eyes lit up
I better let you go man I really hope I didn't catch you in the middle of anything"
He said, "You kinda did but I don't mind at all
I'm glad you called"

In another town down the road
In the backseat of a car
Two 18 year olds had let a kiss go too far
He said, "How are we gonna have this child
When we're both headed off to school?"
He convinced her late one night there's only one thing to do
She was scared to death in that waiting room
When the nurse asked how far along are you
She said 5 weeks and just about then her phone lit up
And his call came in
Saying, "Baby, I was wrong about everything
I've already bought you a diamond ring, we're gonna start a life
Would you be my wife?
Boy or girl, pink or blue, yeah, either way"
All she could say as she felt those tear drops fall
"I'm so glad you called"

If someone you know is waiting on your mind
And needs a friend on the other end line
Don't hesitate what you say may seem so small
But who knows
They might be glad you called

So make the call
Yeah, make that call

Lyrics submitted by bananahero

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    General Commentthis. song. is. so. moving.
    it goes to show you, you never know who's on the verge.
    you have to let your loved ones know that you love them because today could push them off the edge.
    this song really hits close to home and every time i hear it, it brings me to tears.
    but i could listen to it forever.
    i love it so much, and i love how relatable it is for people everywhere.
    so many people nowadays are self-injuring and this song shows that someone out there cares and truly loves you.
    this song speaks for itself.
    aandb1116on January 19, 2011   Link
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    Memory"What does this song mean to you?"
    Last night, I cut myself and because of that, my arm started bleeding.
    I cut because I was wanting to kill myself. My friend Francesca had this song on a profile of hers. I watched the video for this song. It hurts.
    XGirlNextDoorXon May 16, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThis song is very powerful. It hits close to home because I know someone who committed suicide, and I have a friend who had an abortion. Matt does an awesome job on this song! His voice is incredible.
    mrscurrington0114on July 03, 2010   Link

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