Here is Carrie Underwood singing ‘Just a Dream’ at the 2008 CMA awards. See the video and lyrics. The awesome performance was the highlight of the evening and brought down the house.
Underwood co-hosted the CMA Awards which must have made her tired. But when her name was called to do her song, it was pure magic. I love Carrie. She won best female vocalist right after the song was delivered.
The moment was made special by the introduction from Leslie Ponder, the widow of a slain U.S. soldier named James “Tre” Ponder.
Video is below along with lyrics.
Carrie Underwood ‘Just a Dream’ (Video)
Lyrics to Just a Dream by Carrie Underwood.
It was two weeks after the day she turned 18
all dressed in white, going to the church that night
She had his box of letters in the passenger seat,
six pence 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 cant 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