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“Terrible Things” By Mayday Parade

The sweetest love story of all.  This week’s song is “Terrible Things” by Mayday Parade.  This song is so sweet, but it’s very sad.  It tells a love story in song.  The song is a father telling a son the story behind him and his mother.  Their love story is told to their young son.  During the song, the girl tells the boy she is dying.  Everything is good for them in the beginning then it goes downhill from there.  He’s trying to tell his son to not fall in love either.  This song is sad, but it tells a story and that is what songs are supposed to do.

By the time I was your age, I’d give anything

To fall in love truly, was all I could think

That’s when I met your mother, the girl of my dreams

The most beautiful woman, that I’d ever seen

 

She said, “Boy can I tell you a wonderful thing?

I can’t help but notice, you’re staring at me.

I know I shouldn’t say this, but I really believe,

I can tell by your eyes that you’re in love with me.”

                            

  Now, most of the time we’d have too much to drink

And we’d laugh at the stars and we’d share everything

Too young to notice, and too dumb to care

Love was a story that couldn’t compare.

 

I said, “Girl, can I tell you a wonderful thing?

I made you a present with paper and string.

Open with care now, I’m asking you, please.

You know that I love you, will you marry me?”

 

Now, son, I’m only telling you this

Because life can do terrible things

You’ll learn, one day, I’ll hope and I’ll pray,

That God shows you differently.

 

She said, “Boy can I tell you a terrible thing?

It seems that I’m sick and I’ve only got weeks.

Please, don’t be sad now, I really believe,

You were the greatest thing that ever happened to me.”

 

Slow, so slow I fell to the ground on my knees.

 

So don’t fall in love, there’s just too much to lose

If you’re given the choice, then I beg you to choose

To walk away, walk away, don’t let her get you.

I can’t bear to see the same happen to you.

 

Now, son, I’m only telling you this

Because life can do terrible things