You're still in our hearts
It started out a normal day
Except that the sky was dull and gray
I got ready to go to school
Thinking how you were so cool
I talked to the friend you thought was best
You deserved, of course, nothing less
A call, she said, was what she needed to do
She obviously hadn't known what had happened to you.
I walked into class and up to the board
I talked and drew and did things I could
The news that came was so vile
All I could do was claim denial.
They said you were gone, that you would see never again
I couldn't believe; for you, things had just began
Tears were shed, a lost friend was mourned
We could've at least have been warned
Now here I stand, thinking of you
And all of the wonderful things you wanted to do.
Now, good Lord, hear my plea
Please take care of her for me!
The one who wanted to do no more than help
Ignoring the condition of her health
A dear friend to all, a sister, a daughter
I feel so sorry for her mother and father
They raised a child who should have been free
From the disease that took her away from me
A disease that does more bad than good
It deprives of what thirteen-year-olds should
What they should do
To keep us new
She gave us laughter and love
No pushes or a shove
Leslie, we love and miss you, we'll be with you soon!
Now all of you, who've lost someone dear,
Please listen to what I have to say
The dead are never gone
They're still in our hearts