Tuesday, November 07, 2006

She Thinks His Name Was John

Back in high school, we found a song that still gives me goosebumps to this day. It's about a good girl that had ONE one-night-stand in her life and that ONE gave her AIDS. She doesn't even really remember his name, but she remembers every man she's ever been with (because she wasn't the "one-night-stand" type). It's so sad and sobering.

Here are the lyrics:

She Thinks His Name Was John
By Reba McEntire

She can account for all of the men in her past,
Where they are now, who they married, how many kids they have,
She knew their backgrounds, family and friends,
A few she even talks to now and then,

But there is one, she can't put her finger on,
There is one, who never leaves her thoughts,
And she thinks his name was John,

A chance meeting, a party a few years back,
Broad shoulders and blue eyes, his hair was so black,
He was a friend of a friend you could say,
She let his smile just sweep her away,
And in her heart she knew it was wrong,
But too much wine and she left his bed at dawn,
And she thinks his name was John,

Now each day, is one day, that's left in her life,
She won't know love, have a marriage or sing lullabies,
She lays all alone and cries herself to sleep,
'Cause she let a stranger kill her hopes and her dreams,

And all her friends, say what a pity what a loss,
And in the end, when she was barely hanging on,
All she could say, is she thinks his name was John,
She thinks his name was John


Jen said...

Wow, that's so sad. Really great lyrics.

Barb said...

I remember that song.. it sure was a sad one.

Twisted Sister said...

It is so weird that I come here to read and I find this song! I've had it on my mind for about a week and downloaded it a couple of days ago. *eery*

I think we've got ESP. ;)