Standard (EADGBE)

It was two weeks after the day she turned 18

All dressed in white, going to the church that night

She had his box of letters in the passenger seat

Six pins and a shoe, something borrowed, something blue

And when the church doors opened up wide

She put her veil down trying to hide the tears

Oh she just couldn't believe it

She heard the trumpets from the military band

And the flowers fell out of her hands


Baby, why'd you leave me, why'd you have to go

I was counting on forever, now I'll never know

I can't even breathe

It's like I'm looking from a distance, standing in the background

Everybody's saying, he's not coming home now,

This can't be happening to me

This is just a dream

The preacher man said let us bow our head and pray

Lord please lift his soul and heal this hurt

Then the congregation all stood up

And sang the saddest song that she ever heard

Then they handed her a folded up flag

And she held on to all she had left of him

Oh, and what could've been

And then guns rang one last shot

And it felt like a bullet in her heart

(Chorus x2)