i hope they get to me in time lyrics – darius rucker

i’m eight years old
daddy’s cuttin’ my hair
aqua velva on his hands.
momma’s in the kitchen
got fried green tomatoes
poppin’ in the pan.
i see a home run, a goal line,
holding my friend gettin’ baptized.
i see her beautiful face under that veil
as she’s walking down the aisle.

i can hear the sirens comin’
smell the gasoline and smoke.
i’m pinned against this steering wheel
pretty sure my arm is broke.
i can see the flames and my life
flashing right before my eyes.
i hope they get to me in time.

i could see the headlights swerve
so i cut the wheel to the right.
last thing i saw was that bottle turned up
as he crossed that center line.
i see tiny hands, brown eyes
fallin’ to sleep to that lullaby.
and you slide over next to me
as i turn out the lights.

i can hear the sirens comin’
smell the gasoline and smoke.
i’m pinned against this steering wheel
pretty sure my arm is broke.
i can see the flames and my life
flashing right before my eyes.
i hope they get to me in time.

please lord, i’m beggin’ you
don’t let me go like this.
there’s so much left that i want to do
so much i don’t want to miss.

i can see the flames and my life
flashing right before my eyes.
i hope they get to me in time.
just get to me in time.
please get to me in, in time.

/ darius rucker lyrics