She was diagnosed on a Friday,
the kids were almost home,
the kids were on their way back home from school,
lying face down in the gutter
of unaccomplished dreams and broken memories of things to come,
"Sorry ma'am, I really am. I had to break the news.
I had to make the phone call to tell you that you're due,
you know where,
I'll tell you when,
and I suggest you start living these next three weeks, the best way that you can."

Every night for three long weeks,
she'd roam the hallways half asleep
and as the footsteps fade away
in my mind, I could swear, I could swear, I heard her say:
"Don't wait for me,
I've got a lot to do
I've got a lot to be
and in the end maybe I'll see you there."

Lost her strength on a saturday.
Spent the day in bed.
Yeah, I'm fine, it's just the flu she said
with a smile, but when they turned their backs,
the tears would flow.
She knew she only
had a while to live
to breathe
to be
to see
to bleed
to stand on her own two weakened feet
"and so I pray everyday: don't take my mother away"

and in the end maybe i'll see you there.
You know i'll see you there
and in the end i'll see you there.

Lyrics submitted by oofus, edited by whatevaman

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  • +3
    General CommentSo emotional, so simple.. Anyone who's been there can easily find themselves in the lyrics..
    Buljkoon February 02, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General Commentincredibly sad song. The bands original vocalist/songwriter Tomas wrote the song about his friend's mother.
    oofuson June 10, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI almost cry when he says "dont take my mother away" the emotion is pure .. you can hear the hopless begging sadness he has in his voice
    Tearenon August 11, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is such a good song!
    DeadKennedys18on June 11, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI like it too
    globalon June 20, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentawww...this song is just sad, it makes me want to cry! but its great.
    darciemaeon August 29, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song...has probably the saddest lyrics i ever heard......i love when songs tell a story...
    improperfanaticon September 26, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOne time I was already sad and listening to this song brought me to tears... It's the saddest song I've ever heard.
    ZeekTheCaton June 12, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti listened to this song, i thought it was cool, then when i actually listened to the lyrics, my eyes started watering...its such a sad song, but its soo good!
    fuckfarton September 24, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti'm glad i'm not the only person that has cried because of this song. one of two songs ever. it's so sad. the entire second verse is incredible.
    Seuberlingon March 12, 2005   Link

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