Just A Dream

Album: Carnival Ride (2007)
Charted: 29
  • It was two weeks after the day she turned eighteen
    All dressed in white, going to the church that night
    She had his box of letters in the passenger seat
    Sixpence in her 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 heads 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

    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

    Baby, why'd you leave me, why'd you have to go
    I was counting on forever, now I'll never know
    Oh I'll never know
    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

    Oh, this is just a dream
    Just a dream, (yeah, yeah) Writer/s: Gordie Sampson, Hillary Lindsey, Steven Mcewan
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc., BMG Rights Management, Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 20

  • AnonymousIt is so sad but I love it some times I think that might happen to my dad because he is in the U.S. Air Force ....
  • Hanna from KansasI love this song!
  • Star from Bestrolls.webs.com, GaHow aweful! I love it Carrie, well done. So moving! Now one of my favorites.
  • Michaela from Cresco, IaI am in love with this song my best friend's dad is in the army and I can tell she is always sad because she hasnt seen her dad in like a year !!
  • Crystal from Lodi, CaThis song is my reality. it was two days before our wedding and now he is gone forever and all i have left is a flag and a grave to visit and see..
  • Jennifer from Ft Lauderdale, FlWell my fiancee and soon to be husband in December is a soldier and I just wish I could know her motive on this song. I love her but this is hard to listen to when he will be going to Afghanistan
  • Mallory from Vineland, NjI can't even listen to this song anymore. I have only heard it once and I cried so much that I got sick, but it is an amazing song.
  • Jessie from Dallas, TxGod bless America and everyone overseas and all their loved ones back home [=
  • Victoria from Toronto, Onthis song is amazing
  • Beth from Evansville, InI love this song...I don't know anyone overseas but my heart goes out to people who do.
  • Kaitlyn from Grovedale, AbI think this song is about a girl who gets married to this amazing guy who then goes off to war and is shot. She was planning on forever but it never happened. She thought getting married to him was a dream and she thought that him dying was a dream too.
  • Kate from Oneonta, NyOMG. so this song came out when my boyfriend was in Iraq. Hes a marine. I cant even explain how I felt when I heard this song, but I'll say I couldnt make it 2 chords into the song before I started crying. He made it back, and I can hear this song, but it makes me feel sad for the rest of the people who still have loved ones over there. Bless our troops and hope to bring everyone home safe real soon!
  • Elody from Yakitomi, Japanthe video for this is so sad see she is at the begining she is im getting married this has to be just a dream cause it's to good to be true then the guy dies in war and she like this cant be happening and she is telling herself that this is just a dream
  • Lauren from Ft. Rucker, AlThe way I see the song is she is engaged to a soldier and he is deployed, and she is asleep dreaming about her wedding and but then the thought her fiance being killed runs through her mind and now shes dreaming about that. I don't know. Or maybe they have a wedding date set and she is dreaming about that but then wakes up and realizes that he's dead and is going to his funeral instead of her wedding. I know this is a very sad song, trust me I've experienced the thought and worry of something happening to my fiance when he was deployed. Not a fun thing. God bless all the troops and family members.
  • Dustin from New Lexington, OhThis is going to be Carrie's top single YET! This song is amazing, its soooo sad yet almost all American's can relate to this song now that we are in war and almost everyone has a "loved one" over seas fighting for our freedom. I can not wait to see this music video. Carrie really is amazing.
  • Alia from Foster City, Cajust as a clarification about the plot of the song, the girl decided to wear her wedding dress TO the funeral, right?
  • Destiny from Pittsburgh, Paomg this song is so pretty... i love it... it's one of my favorite Carrie Underwood songs! I don't really know anyone in the army who is currently in Iraq, but i PROUDLY support our troops and hope this war ends soon and also hope everyone comes home safe from overseas!!!!!!!!!
  • Alia from Foster City, CaOMG! this is one of my favorite Carrie songs!
  • K from Brooklyn, Nyomg, I cry every time I hear this song. My boyfriend is leaving this summer for, basic training this summer, then he will probably go to Iraq. I can't deal with him gettin shot!!
  • Nikki from Webster, MaBawled my eyes out when I first heard this song! My friend was deployed to Iraq a few months ago and the first time I heard it was just before he left :-(
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