Lagaya Evans

Rookie (Tennessee)

The Last Ride!

I think I'm dreaming
In the middle of the day
Who are all these people
Around me as I lay

I can see my body
As if it's not my own
I don't think they can see me
It's as if I'm already gone

I've got to wake up
I yell and they can't hear
Is this really happening
This is my ultimate worst fear

Dear God in heaven
I hope it's not too late
I was gonna go to church Sunday
I thought about getting saved

Just as I thought
The silence brought me to my knees
I've waited to long
I beg you God, please!

Hey, where are you taking my body
I said, and no one listened
They covered up my head
This is not what I envisioned

As my body lie in a casket
My family cries for me
How could I be so stupid
If only I could've seen

Momma can you hear me
Please, don't cry no more
You've gotta know the truth
You've gotta know the Lord

Where are they taking me
In that long black limousine
It seems so dark and final
Please! open it, I can't see!

I heard someone say
This is her last ride!
My God in heaven
I can't believe I've really died

As they lay me in the ground
Every one's saying goodbye
Please, someone listen
I wasn't ready for me to die

As their throwing on the dirt
I'm going through my mind
What could I have done?
Accepted Jesus the first time!

He came to me
When I was a little girl
Said, hello glad to meet you
Welcome to my world

I can remember it all now
I use to pray every night
I thought I had got to big
When I no longer needed the light

I recall several times
This feeling of repent
As the Sunday school teacher ask me
Are you sure your life’s content

As I come back to reality
They throw the last shovel of dirt
I still hear my momma cry
I can tell she's really hurt

The lady I'd heard earlier
Say, this is her last ride
Caused me to remember when I was young
Always begging please let me drive!

If I had only known
The last ride I'd ever take
Would take me to a graveyard
And leave my body to lay

It's so dark and cold now
I can hear him getting closer
He's coming to get me
I can smell that nasty odor

The smell of death
And of the evil that lingers
Satan came to take me
As he points his crooked finger

Now you belong to me
For eternity and then some
I'll torment you night and day
I'm really glad you could come

That was really something
That long black limousine
The last ride that you'll take
Brought you here to be with me!

Submitted: Wednesday, April 12, 2006
Edited: Friday, March 14, 2008

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