"When This Is Over" as written by and Paul Hayden Desser....
I wake up
Beside you, in mom's car
I try to get you out,
You're strapped to the backseat
I am too.

The car is rolling down to water.
Why are we
Strapped to our seats,
Trapped,
What did we do?
I cleaned my room just as she asked me to.

Filling up, dirty water,
My chin's up, going under.
You're still asleep, baby brother.
I'll wake you up when this is over.

The car is rolling down to water.
Why are we
Strapped to our seats,
Trapped,
What did we do?
I brushed my teeth just as she asked me to.

This is it, baby brother,
One more breath togther
We're almost underwater
Where is mom?
I miss her.

The car has rolled into the water.
Why are we dying in this way,
What did we do?
I was nice to him,
Her boyfriend, this is stupid
When people come to search the lake
We'll be found in our pajamas
They will see
A big mistake is all that this must be.


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"When This Is Over" as written by Paul Hayden Desser

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    General Commentpretty straight forward. a woman traps her kids in the backseat of her car and drowns them in a lake. told from the point of view of one of the kids. this song is sad. my friend told me that this really happened, too.
    ShiverForMeon May 31, 2002   Link
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    General Comment*sigh* I think this song is brilliant. The way Hayden sings it conveys such emotion.
    popnoiron July 05, 2003   Link
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    General CommentIt's really surprising when the chorus starts, beucause of the verses are so quiet. Kind of like a nirvana song.
    poolshark711on March 18, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about Susan Smith, told from her son, Michael Smith's, point of view .
    MaliciousAE34on December 08, 2005   Link

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