Pinwheel of Death

Ray Peterson


SONGS

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Writers Jeff Barry, Ben Raleigh

Genres Country, Pop

Recorded 1960

Lyrics verse 1:
LAURA AND TOMMY WERE LOVERS,
HE WANTED TO GIVE HER EV'RYTHING
FLOWERS,
PRESENTS AND MOST OF ALL,
A WEDDING RING!
HE SAW A SIGN FOR A STOCK CAR RACE,
A THOUSAND DOLLAR PRIZE IT READ
HE COULDN'T GET LAURA ON THE PHONE,
SO TO HER MOTHER TOMMY SAID:

Chorus:
TELL LAURA I LOVE HER!
TELL LAURA I NEED HER!
TELL LAURA I MAY BE LATE,
I'VE GOT SOMETHING TO DO
THAT CANNOT WAIT.

verse 2:
HE DROVE HIS CAR
TO THE RACING GROUNDS,
HE WAS THE YOUNGEST DRIVER THERE
THE CROWD ROARED
AS THEY STARTED THE RACE,
'ROUND THE TRACK
THEY DROVE AT A DEADLY PACE!
NO ONE KNOWS
WHAT HAPPENED THAT DAY,
HOW HIS CAR OVERTURNED IN FLAMES,
BUT AS THEY PULLED HIM
FROM THE TWISTED WRECK,
WITH HIS DYING BREATH,
THEY HEARD HIM SAY:

Chorus:
TELL LAURA I LOVE HER!
TELL LAURA I NEED HER!
TELL LAURA NOT TO CRY,
MY LOVE FOR HER WILL NEVER DIE!

verse 3:
spoken: NOW IN THE CHAPEL LAURA PRAYS
FOR HER TOMMY WHO PASSED AWAY
sung: IT WAS JUST FOR LAURA
HE LIVED AND DIED,
ALONE IN THE CHAPEL
SHE CAN HEAR HIM CRY

Chorus:
TELL LAURA I LOVE HER!
TELL LAURA I NEED HER!
TELL LAURA NOT TO CRY,
MY LOVE FOR HER WILL NEVER DIE!