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I WANT TO TELL YOU LIES



June 18, 2001

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I WANT TO TELL YOU LIES

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I want to tell that little boy his Mom will be just
fine.
I want to tell that dad, we got his daughter out in
time.
I want to tell that wife, her husband will be home
tonight.
I don't want to tell it like it is.....
I want to tell them lies.


You didn't put their seat belts on, you feel you
killed your kids.
I want to say you didn't, ...but in a way, you did.
You pound your fists into my chest, you're hurting
so inside.
I want to say you'll be ok......
I want to tell you lies.


You left chemicals within his reach and now they're
in his eyes.
I want to say your son will see, ....not tell you
he'll be blind.
You ask me if he'll be OK, with pleading in your
eyes.
I want to say that yes he will.....
I want to tell you lies.


I see that you're crying, as your life goes up in
smoke.
If you'd maintained that smoke alarm, your kids
might have awoke.
Don't grab my arm and ask me, if your family is
alive.
Don't make me tell you, ....they're all dead.
I want to tell you lies


I want to say she'll be ok, you didn't take her
life.
I hear you say you love her, and you'd never hurt
your wife.
You thought you didn't drink too much, you thought
that you could drive.
I don't want to say how wrong you were......
I want to tell you lies.


You only left her for a moment, it happens all the
time.
How could she possibly have fallen from there? You
thought she couldn't
climb.
I want to say her neck's not broke, that she will
be just fine.
I don't want to say she's paralyzed.........
I want to tell you lies.


I want to tell this teen, his buddies didn't die in
vain.
Because he thought he'd be cool to try and beat
that train.
I don't want to tell him that this act will haunt
him all his life.
I want to say that he'll forget........
I want to tell him lies.


You left the cabinet open, and your daughter found
the gun.
And now you want me to undo, the damage that's
been done.
You tell me she's your only child, you say she's
only five.
I don't want to say, ......she won't see six.
I don't want to tell you lies


He fell into the pool, when you went to grab the
phone
It was only for a second, that you left him there
alone.
If you'ld have let the damn phone ring, then he'ld
still be alive.
But I just don't want to tell you that.........
I want to tell you lies.


The fact that you were speeding, caused that car to
overturn
And we couldn't get them out of there, before the
whole thing burned.
Did they suffer? Yes, they suffered, as they slowly
burned alive.
But I don't want to say those words to you ........
I want to tell you lies.


But I have to tell it like it is, until my shift is
through.
And then the real lies begin, when I come home to
you.
You ask me how my day was, and I say it was just
fine.
I hope you understand, sometimes............
I have to tell you lies.


Dedicated to all the Police Officers, Firefighters, EMTs, Paramedics,
Emergency Flight Crews, Nurses and all those who deal with the tragedies of
life and death. The saddest of all, being those that could have been
prevented. Wear your seat belts. Keep poisons, flammable items, fireworks,
etc. out of reach of children. Keep your smoke alarm in operating order, if
you don't have one, get one. Never, ever drive if you've been drinking.
Never leave your toddler unattended. Teens, be responsible drivers, obey all
traffic lights, posted limits, warnings and signals at RR crossings.
Keep your guns locked and out of reach, buy a trigger guard.


Am I preaching? Am I nagging?
I guess I am just telling it like it is.......Or I
could just tell you a lie.


Please send this to everyone you care about, maybe it will make them think
before they do something deadly! And the next time you hear a siren in the
distance, don't just say a prayer for the victims and their families. Say a
prayer for the people that face these tragedies every day and do the best
they can to save someone that is loved. We never see the tears of these
brave men and women; even the toughest of them shed tears. God sees, and
thankfully, still provides us with these heroic people.




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