Second Handed Flowers Lyrics

I was working in miami for a day or two
I decided I'd look up a girl that I once knew
I bought some flowers and went to see a girl I used to know
The lady at her door said she had married long ago

Times will change and towns will change; there I was alone
And suddenly I wondered, "would susie be at home? "
So with the flowers in my hand, I walked toward her gate
Someone touched me on the arm and said, "you'll have to wait."

Then I noticed there were people standing in a line
And some of them were holding pretty flowers just like mine

They explained that susie had been in an awful crash
Doctors said that she had just a little while to last

When I walked into her room, I felt a sense of shame
But I heard susie whisper, "i'm awfully glad you came."
She had been the girl that I had always gone to see
When someone that I cared for had been untrue to me

I handed her the flowers and she gently kissed my hand
She said, "don't be embarrassed; you know I understand."
I said, "goodbye" and as I bent to kiss her fevered brow
I heard her whisper, "thank you for the second handed flowers."

Songwriter(s): tom T. Hall
Copyright: John D. Lentz, Tom T. Hall, Morris Music Inc., Unichappell Music Inc.
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