From the album One More Road

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Christy Reid pitched Shannon this idea while he was in Lou Reid’s band with her. Having always wanted to write a song with Shawn Lane it was great to get together at a weekend picking party in South Carolina and pen this one. It’s one of our favorites on the whole cd. Heather really felt this one.

Lyrics

They Never Got the Chance ©
By Shawn Lane /Cat Town Music
Shannon Slaughter– Elite Circuit Music
Christy Reid --

He coulda been the world’s fastest pitcher / found the cure for cancer
He coulda caused a lot of lives to be saved

She coulda been the next great world leader / a mother or a teacher
She could’ve been that soccer mom today

Chorus
But they never got the chance
If only they were here today maybe they could change the way that things are going on here in this world
It might be a better place / But they never got the chance

All alone on a table / in the operating room
She had to make a choice and make it soon

Then the Doctor asked her just one more time
Are you sure this is what you want to do

Chorus 2
She never took the chance
Just to see that little face for a moment might change the way that things are going on here in this world
It might be a better place / But she never took the chance

Bridge
This is one side of the story that happens everyday
It could’ve gone a different way