Your mother was crying
Your father passed her a handkerchief
Their tear-stained faces
Looked to mine for a sign of grief
A thousand raincoats
Always stand around too long
But I stayed to talk with you
After they had gone.
The flowers I brought you
Were beginning to fade under the heavy rain
Your name on the card had run
So I tried in vain to write it again
They didn`t understand you - No!
They didn`t even try
I`m so glad that you left us now
Before you had the chance to die.
I sat there for a long time,
Expecting to turn and see you there
I ran my fingers through the long grass
Willing it to turn into your hair - and oh
I`m gonna miss you, dear
But I don`t have to cry
I`m so glad that you left us now,
Before you had the chance to die
And oh, I`m going to miss you dear,
But I`m not going to cry
I`m so glad that your life stopped now,
Before it had the chance to die.