The Life & Death of Joannie Ray (FAWM Song)

It was the ninth of December, a day that I’ll always remember
Because a tragedy happened on that day
You might not know about, it or may you have
But when I first heard the news, I couldn’t believe my eyes
It was on that day I found out that Joannie Ray was dead

Now Joannie Ray was a very special kind of girl
With a sunny smile that lit up the whole town
She never really had any problems that we knew about
She always reached out to people, no matter who they were

Yet we didn’t know of the demons that she had
We never saw her feeling sad
Now that she’s gone, it seemed as if
We never really knew her at all…

Goodbye to our dear Joannie Ray
Fear not, we’ll live to see another day
Let the gates of Heaven open up and greet you
Before the devil knows that you’re dead

If all tears that were shed could unlock the door and memories can build a path
I would walk straight up to Heaven and bring you back home again

There are so many others out there who are just like Joannie Ray
When we see them, they always have a smile on their face
But the demons they have are hidden deep inside
Why do they smile
What are the lies that they’re hiding
What is the pain that they’re denying
Why do we love their smiles
And yet ignore the grief that they have?

We never knew about the demons that Joannie Ray had
We ignored her painful cries for help
The demons finally killed her before we could save her
But she’s with the angels now…

Goodbye to our dear Joannie Ray
Fear not, we’ll live to see another day
Let the gates of Heaven open up and greet you
Before the devil knows that you’re dead

If all tears that were shed could unlock the door and memories can build a path
I would walk straight up to Heaven and bring you back home again

Everyone knows someone’s who’s just like Joannie Ray
Always smiling, yet hiding their pain
We need to reach out and take that Joannie Ray by the hand
We have the power to save a life
We can no longer ignore the evils that plague the mind
We have lost too many people to the demons that they hide
Joannie Ray desperately needs our help
We must reach out and save her life…

Goodbye to our dear Joannie Ray
Fear not, we’ll live to see another day
Let the gates of Heaven open up and greet you
Before the devil knows that you’re dead

If all tears that were shed could unlock the door and memories can build a path
I would walk straight up to Heaven and bring you back home again

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