If Only

She was too afraid to tell her parents
She knew they'd scream and shout
She had given up on everything
She only wanted a way out

She told me how she felt
I told her it would pass
I didn't know it then
But I was a real ass

I never took her seriously
How was I to know this wasn't the same?
I figured it was one of her phases
like the time she wanted to change her name

I didn't know she was pregnant
I didn't know her pain was so deep
I didn't know anything then
and now she is eternally asleep

If only I had known
If only she had another friend
If only she wasn't afraid to tell her parents
Maybe she wouldn't have chosen this end.