Death of a Cheerleader

  • She was so pretty, everyone said
    The more so the pity, that she was found dead
    Now the flag only flies at 50 percent
    In the schoolyard she once went

    Push em back, Push em back, way back, way back
    B-E A-G-G-R-E-S-S-I-V-E

    And the death of a cheerleader
    Takes me by surprise
    How the death of a cheerleader
    Can open eyes

    Yellow carnations and roses galore
    Were sent to the mother and placed by the door
    In the spot where her daughter had taken her life
    Was a sweet sixteen photo on homecoming night.

    Push em back, Push em back, way back, way back
    B-E A-G-G-R-E-S-S-I-V-E

    And the death of a cheerleader
    Takes me by surprise
    How the death of a cheerleader
    Can open eyes

    And its sad that she had to die
    To open eyes

    Nobody doubted her future was vast
    Nobody noticed she grew up so fast
    Its a shame that her future's a thing of the past
    Tomorrow's the funeral, you know
    L-E-T-S G-O Writer/s: CHRIS TEMPLE, JOHN K. WOZNIAK
    Publisher: Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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