I wrote this during one of my many insomniac moments after hearing the song on the radio. i know the it's rather cliched but i just needed to write a story that went with the lyrics i guess.

Happy New Years!

the song is "last kiss" by pearl jam

Goodbye

It had started out as a simple drive up the mountain to our special spot. It was out one-year anniversary and we just wanted to spend the day far from the worries of everyday life and just be together. The sky was dark with the need to snow but I figured it wouldn't for a few more hours. Plus, I had the chains for the tires in the trunk.

Oh, where oh where can my baby be?

The Lord took her away from me

She's gone to heaven, so I got to be good

So I can see my baby when I leave this world.

I looked at her sitting beside me and smiled. She was so petite compared to my 6'4" and so fair with her blonde hair and green eyes. I always wondered what she had seen in a guy like me, but I never wondered for long. She was my wife and that was enough.

We arrived a few minutes later and spent hours on a bench snuggling together as we looked over the picturesque city we had lived in all our lives. Every building and street was covered in a thick layer of snow from the day before, and from up high it was so beautiful…but not as beautiful as her.

We were out on a date in my daddy's car

We hadn't driven very far

There in the road, up straight ahead

A car was stalled, the engine was dead

I couldn't stop, so I swerved to the right

I'll never forget the sound that night

The screamin' tires, the bustin' glass

The painful scream that I heard last.

Night fell and a few flurries had us walking back to the car. I suggested putting on the chains but she said we would be late for our reservation at this little Italian restaurant where I had proposed to her the year before.

Halfway down the mountain the snow broke free of the sky and it became hard to see. That was when the truck came into view, its horn screaming as I went to swerve. The tires lost traction and I realized in horror that the chains were what I had needed.

Oh, where oh where can my baby be?

The Lord took her away from me

She's gone to heaven, so I got to be good

So I can see my baby when I leave this world.

We crashed into the side of the mountain; the last thing I heard was her crying out for me as the whole world went dark. I woke up after what seemed like an eternity and found my hands shaking and my vision funny. I hurt everywhere and it took me a few seconds to remember where I was.

Panicking, I looked over to where she was only to see her with blood everywhere. I don't remember when I started crying or how I got both of us out of the vehicle. But, I will never forget the way I held her in my arms rocking back and forth praying for anyone one or anything to save her. She died in my arms that night, her last words were a breathless "I love you".

When I woke up, the rain was pourin' down

There were people standing all around

Something warm rollin' through my eyes

But somehow I found my baby that night

I lifted her head, she looked at me and said

"Hold me darling just a little while."

I held her close, I kissed her our last kiss

I found the love that I knew I would miss

But now she's gone, even though I hold her tight

I lost my love, my life that night.

I sat there screaming her name until the ambulance finally came. They were too late…too late to save my angel from leaving me behind.

Oh, where oh where can my baby be?

The Lord took her away from me

She's gone to heaven, so I got to be good

So I can see my baby when I leave this world.

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