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TDC Theme Song

TDC THEME SONG

At the opening of the Teen Driver Challenge class, students watch a video of images with young adults who have lost their lives on Florida highways, many from their hometowns. The backdrop theme song, "God Only Cries," is performed by Diamond Rio.  The song was writen by Tim Johnson, who passed away October 21, 2012. The band and Johnson agreed to allow the Sheriffs to use the music royalty free for the TDC program. Inspired through a story told by the father of a young man who died in an auto accident, may the song continue to remind teens that their lives are precious and encourage them to practice the survival techniques they learned through FSA's Teen Driver Challenge.

Click play button below to hear Tim talk about the inspiration behind the song.

 

 

 

God Only Cries

 

 

On an icy road one night
A young man loses his life
They marked the shoulder with a cross
An' his family gathers round
On a piece of Hallowed ground
Their hearts are heavy with their loss
As the tears fall from their eyes
There's one who'll always sympathise.

 

God only cries for the living
'Cause it's the living that are left to carry on
An' all the angels up in Heaven
They're not grieving because they're gone
There's a smile on their faces
'Cause they're in a better place than they've ever known
God only cries for the living
'Cause it's the living that are so far from home.

It still makes me sad
When I think of my Grand-dad
I miss him each and every day
But I know the time will come
When my own grandson
Wonders why I went away
Maybe we're not meant to understand
Till we meet up in the Promised Land.

God only cries for the living
'Cause it's the living that are left to carry on
And all the angels up in Heaven
They're not grieving because they're gone
There's a smile on their faces
'Cause they're in a better place than, oh, they've ever known
God only cries for the living
'Cause it's the living that are so far from home
Yeah, we're so far from home, Mmmm, Mmmm
 

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