Standard (EADGBE)

A blackened wick is what remains - the flame was blown out just recently

Although the candle hadn't burned down to the stick

It won't be lit again, the day won't be quite as bright

We don't know what she may have been, all we know is what she left behind

An apartment cluttered with children's toys and photos of good times

In the bedroom there's sheets on the windows

There's a four poster bed for a reason

On the floor there's a box full of secrets, it won't be opened

Here older boys and girls would play, all inhibitions were left behind

And as the door would close her face began to shine

This was her finest hour, this was her finest time

She's gone and it's not gonna be all right, not for me she's gone

And it's not gonna be all right

Not for me she's gone but not forgotten she's still here

In all those years she touched so many lives

Who's gonna watch that little girl she left behind?

Carol Ann stands alone in the schoolyard, all the other children have gone

After waiting for hours she can't understand why her mother left her


this is probably really messed up but hey, NOFX have two guitars)

In the darkness she sees definition, in the silence she hears someone calling

After nightmares she lies in bed screaming but there's no reaction

There's no one listening, there's no one now she's gone

And it's not gonna be all right, not for me she's gone (repeat multiple x)