Shelley's Song
From Take the Road Less Traveled
2006, Al Dunkleman, Heartfelt Americana Music (ASCAP)
www.aldunkleman.com

You don't know me, but I knew Shelley
I knew her smile and her heart of gold
You don't know me, but I knew Shelley
Her story will be told, her story will be told

Survived cancer as a young child
A horrible crash at seventeen
Paralyzed, but not defeated
Great courage we have seen, great courage we have seen

She had the strength of ten soldiers
The gentleness of a fawn
Touched many lives all around her
I can't believe that she is gone, Can't believe that she is gone

You don't know me, but I knew Shelley
I knew her smile and her heart of gold
You don't know me, but I knew Shelley
Her story will be told, her story will be told

They found her lyin' out on the cold ground
Beaten, bruised and all alone
No cries were heard, she was so helpless
Death invaded her home, death invaded her home

The man confessed and was arrested
Said he was sorry for what he'd done
He's now in jail, wearing yellow
But will justice be won? Will justice be won?

You don't know me, but I knew Shelley
I knew her smile and her heart of gold
She's gone away, but not forgotten
Her story will be told, her story will be told