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IMAGINE, I COULD'VE



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
Era 2000 and later
Lyrics
IMAGINE, I COULD'VE
Debbie Pascarella, Sam Cooper
debbiepascarella@gmail.com 615-469-4067 jericat@yahoo.com

Hello, my name is Mr. Doe, but 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.

That young man got off with his life and they took me off to jail.
My folks put up the house they live in 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 drinking.
I shouldn't have done what I did.
It could've been worse, I'm so lucky.
Imagine, I could've killed your kid.

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 who used to watch my back ain't pickin' up the phone.
I didn't need 'em anyway 'cause I can slam 'em back alone.

repeat chorus

bridge
With all the things I've done,
It's a wonder,
That I'm still standing here and,
Not six feet under.

final chorus
I could have not, I could've not been drinking.
I shouldn't have done what I did, no, no, no.
It could've been worse, I'm so lucky.
Just imagine, just try to imagine,
Just think what could've happened if I had killed your kid.

outro
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.
Oh, it could've been your kid,
If I had done something I couldn't take back....