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You Lies


I want to tell that little boy his mom will be just fine

I want to tell that dad we got his daughter out in time

I want to tell that wife her husband will be home tonight

I don't want to tell it like it is...I want to tell them lies. 


You didn't put their seat belts on; you feel you killed your kids

I want to say you didn't...but in a way you did.

You pound your fists into my chest; you're hurting so inside

I want to say you'll be O.K....I want to tell you lies. 


You left chemicals within his reach and now it's in his eyes

I want to say your son will see, not tell you he'll be blind.

You ask me if he'll be O.K., with pleading in your eyes

I want to say that yes he will...I want to tell you lies. 


I can see you're crying as your life goes up in smoke.

If you would have maintained that smoke alarm, your children may have awoken.

Don't grab my arm and ask me if your family is alive.

Don't make me tell you they're all dead...I want to tell you lies. 


I want to say she'll be O.K., you didn't take her life.

I hear you say you love her and you'd never hurt your wife.

You thought you didn't drink too much; you thought that you could drive.

I don't want to say how wrong you were...I want to tell you lies 


You only left her for a moment , it happens all the time.

How could she have fallen when you thought she couldn't climb?

I don't want to say she's paralyzed....I want to tell you lies. 


I want to tell this teen his buddies didn't die in vain,

because he thought it would be cool to try and beat that train.

I don't want to tell him this will haunt him all his life

I want to say that he'll forget...I want to tell him lies. 


You left the cabinet open and your daughter found the gun.

Now you want me to undo the damage that's been done.

You tell me she's your only child; you say she's only five.

I want to tell you lies. 


He fell into the pool when you went to grab the phone.

It was only for a second that you left him there alone.

If you'd let the phone just ring perhaps your boy would be alive.

But I don't want to say those words...I want to tell you lies. 


The fact that you were speeding caused that car to overturn,

and we couldn't get them out of there before the whole thing burned.

Did they suffer? 

Yes, they suffered, they were slowly burned alive.

But I don't want to say those words...I want to tell you lies. 


But I have to tell it like it is, until my shift is through.

And then the real lies begin, when I come home to you.

You ask me how my day was, and I say it was fine

I hope you understand sometimes...I have to tell you lies. 


This is dedicated to all the Firefighters, EMTs, Paramedics, Police Officers, Emergency Flight Crews, Security Officers, and all Civil Servants who deal with the tragedies of life and death.  The saddest of all, being those that could have been prevented. 


Wear your seat belts.  Keep poisons, flammables, fireworks, and etc. out of the reach of children.  Keep your smoke alarms in operating order; if you don't have one, get one.  Practice Fire Prevention Every day.  Never, ever drive if you have been drinking.  Never leave a toddler unattended.  Teens, be responsible drivers; obey all traffic lights, posted limits, warning signs and signals at RR crossings.  Keep your guns locked and out of reac;, buy a trigger guard. 


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