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IMAGINE, I COULD HAVE...



Credits
Lyric Credits: Sam Cooper and Debbie Pascarella
Music Credits: Sam Cooper and Debbie Pascarella
Producer Credits: Sam Cooper
Publisher Credits: Jericat Music LLC and Wrapped In Song Music
Performance Credits: Sam Cooper -- all tracks and production
Label Credits: Red Heart Records
Description
Short Song Description:
Inspired by a drunk driver.
Long Song Description:
The story told to another alcoholic by a drunk driver who finally realized what he was doing.
Story Behind the Song:
Based on the true story of a drunk driver and the fictional story of what he might have done, had he not passed out at the wheel before hurting anyone else.
Metadata
Song Length 3:59
Primary Genre Country-Contemporary
Tempo / Feel Blues-Modern
Tempo / Feel Slow (71 - 90)
Lead Vocal Male Vocal
Subject Matter 1 Danger
Subject Matter 2 Worry
Mood 1 Gloomy
Mood 2 Worried
Similar Artist 1 B.B. King
Similar Artist 2 Ray Charles
Language English
Lyrics
IMAGINE, I COULD HAVE
Music and words by Debbie Pascarella and Sam Cooper (c)2007
jericat@yahoo.com
615-469-4067

Hello, my name is Mr. Doe, you can call me John.
For fifteen years, the bottle was a friend that I leaned on.
Last night, Jim Beam rode shotgun, my vision, it was blurred.
I couldn't see that kid, hell, I could barely see the curve.

(verse)
That young man got off with his life and they took me off to jail.
My folks put up their house, just to make my bail.
Ain't a body shop in the county that can fix up my old car.
Ain't here to heal my cuts, just my alcoholic scars.

(chorus)
I could have not been drinkin'.
I shouldn't have done what I did.
It could have been worse, I'm lucky.
Imagine...I could have killed your kid.

(verse)
I've got a list of names who's lives I've hurt before.
Ex-wives and children who won't talk to me no more.
Friends that used to watch my back ain't pickin' up the phone.
I didn't need 'em anyway, 'cause I could slam 'em down alone.

(chorus)

(bridge)
From every thing I've done, it's a wonder,
How I'm still here and not six feet under.

(chorus)
I could have not been drinkin'.
I shouldn't have done what I did.
It could have been worse, I'm lucky.
Just imagine, just try to imagine,
Just think what could have happened...I had killed your kid.
I couldn't live with myself anymore.
Just imagine, what would have happened,
I couldn't stand myself if I had taken someone's life...