**It was just one night
As I turned on my light
I saw in the mirror a girl dressed in red
"You look amazing!" all my friends said.
We wanted a night of fun, something to remember
With love and laughter, we headed off to dinner.
----I'm a screw-up, a failure.
Living inside my crappy trailer
Holding the papers in my hand that determines my fate
I drive to the bar as it is getting late.
**Just a freshman in college
Tonight I wouldn't acknowledge
All the homework that was due
Hanging with the girls was certainly new
Drinking wasn't necessarily my thing
So instead I chose to go outside and swing
----Why can't I forget it all?
I think as I start to bawl
I wish I could start brand new
Maybe then none of it would be true
I keep drinking to forget everything that's troubling
As I waste away my night grumbling
**I decided I should go have some fun
A guy approached me, "Let's dance, Hon."
I accepted his proposal
I told myself I needed to be more social
After some dancing, my stomach started to ache
I knew that I must take a break
----My vision is blurry
Someone beside me starts to worry
"You should go home. I'll call a cab"
"No, I cannot afford the tab."
I walk out not looking back
Heading for my car, my keys in my sack
**I told my friends it was time for me to go
I walked to my car with them in tow
As I drove home I thought about last week
I noticed I passed by my favorite creek
My friends were wasted
But they were elated
They laughed a bunch
I thought they drank too much
"Can y'all be a little quieter?"
"Why don't you ever-"
And that's all I remember
----Am I stupid, yes?
I only drank a little, but that's just a guess
Driving down the street
I didn't see the dog quick on its feet
Until it was too late
I know I am not in a good state
Still I choose to swerve out of the way
Only then do I begin to pray
I could not stop
I know what is coming and it makes my heart drop
I wake up in a hospital bed
I see the handcuffs and know what's ahead
I think, "What have I done?
Will my future be in a cell room for one?
I killed a girl
Who no longer is a pearl
In her mother's eyes
There is no disguise
That someone no longer can thrive
Because of my dumb mistake to drink and drive