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I should just keep on dreaming

I should just keep on dreaming

I try to keep our routine,
serve your breakfast in bed
I come to pick up the dishes,
food's untouched and cold instead

(refrain)
Oh I should just keep on dreaming....
that's the only place I can see you


A lot of time has passed by,
seems like more than a year
I still can't believe you're gone,
I wake up sobbing and in tears


(refrain)
Oh I should just keep on dreaming....
that's the only place I can see you


Chorus
Oh I should just keep on dreaming
it's so much better being there,
our whole family's there together,
better than my day time nightmare
Oh I should just keep on dreaming
that's the only time I find some peace.


My life is such a mess,
sometimes, I wish I died instead,
Life has lost all of it's meaning,
guess I'll stay home and hold my breath


(refrain)
Oh I should just keep on dreaming....
that's the only place I can see you


My wife and our 3 daughters,
passed away that day in June,
I got the call while I was working,
they were all taken too soon

(refrain)
Oh I should just keep on dreaming....
that's the only place I can see you


I went to the court today,
to hear the judges final word
Four years for four lives taken,
is just obscene and so absurd


Chorus
Oh I should just keep on dreaming
it's so much better being there,
our whole family's there together,
better than my day time nightmare
Oh I should just keep on dreaming
that's the only time I find some peace.

(refrain)
Oh I should just keep on dreaming....
that's the only place...
I...
can...
still...
see you...

John Derek Hamilton
December23,2021

This song was written after hearing a news story from Vaughan, (just north of Toronto) Canada, of a man who lost his wife and three daughters in a car accident caused by a drunk and drugged driver. The sentence is another tragedy after the first one, poor mans life is ruined. The news story headline was Man wants to die...so sad.












Copyright © John Hamilton | Year Posted 2021

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Date: 3/30/2022 7:21:00 PM

This man is going through so much pain after what happened. So sad. Your thoughts caress softly around me and my heart. I hope all is well in your world, my dear friend. Hugs, Brandy
Date: 1/10/2022 11:40:00 AM

Hi John. You have written such beautiful Lyric in this sad situation. Some people have to endure so much , it is unbelievable. I can feel it all with your words. Excellent :)
Date: 1/6/2022 11:50:00 PM

Oh! That's a really sad thing to hear, John, justice truly is not what it should be... but your lyric is outstanding:) happy new year to you and your wife:)
Date: 12/31/2021 9:07:00 PM

So sad, I can't even imagine the pain. When the only person who can comfort you is no longer there. Beautifully written.
Date: 12/25/2021 8:07:00 PM

This is so sad and happens so much during holidays when people drink celebrating and drive. The pain remains in the ones left alive. Merry Christmas John. Blessings xxoo
Date: 12/24/2021 1:35:00 AM

Oh wow... so heartwrenching... so sad... brilliant writing. I love the poem (lyric) Have a sweet Christmas. God bless you. Love, Gina
Date: 12/23/2021 5:39:00 PM

Hi John, You have penned some sad and heartbreaking lyrics. Stories such as these are why I don’t watch the news much. People are going to drink, but why must they drink and drive? -Alexis

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