It was a red light

And you were probably laughing

Like you used to

Teasing me through the pouring rain

As we drove through town

And you told me I was beautiful

Despite my smudged makeup

My phone rang

And it was her voice crying

Repeating your name over again

And I didn't catch the rest

But I heard the word


And I found this whisper inside my head

Now there's nothing here but

A bunch of old pictures that I pulled from the bottom

Of my drawer

And an old sweatshirt that you gave me

To piss him off

But it doesn't matter anymore

It was a red light

And you had flowers for your Mama

Sitting in the backseat

Where we cried together

About boys that left us

And people who betrayed

It was a red light

And they were playing a good song

You were smiling

Like a king

And singing along

Screeching brakes

And now I'm crying to the mirror

Convincing myself that you're gone for good

I don't understand how it can be true

I mean it was just last night

That I talked to you

But it must be

Because she calls almost every day

With news about the funeral and asking me what she

Should say

They asked her to say a few words

And she can't seem to do anything but


And I don't know what to tell her

She just keeps on asking "why?"

I tried asking for answers

But no one seems to have the time

And so I just sit and stare into the black

I feel like I am losing my mind

I can hear you crying

Like that night on our hill

And it's tearing me inside

Just knowing you wereā€¦killed

So tell me what to do

Or how to be strong

It was just a red light, Andy

And they were playing a good song.