Caught red handed Scene of the crime Evaded police For a very short time Flew down the road With tremendous speed Ran red lights With the greatest of ease Luck ran out Wall of cars ahead Light changed colors From green to red Hit the brakes Flew into the air PF Flyer Lost her life there No seat belt or Safety device Stolen goods paid With her dear life You can hear her Late at night Ghastly moaning At that site Chorus PF Flyer Crazy Girl Left this earth In a whirl
This is a true story – that happened this last weekend very close to my house. In fact, I was coming home from the gym and saw the fire, police and ambulance vehicles surrounding the crime scene. I took a turn so I wouldn’t drive past it – at first I thought it might have been a cyclist or several cyclists hit by a car – since on the weekends this area is very popular with cyclists and there are literally packs of them riding in tandem. Turns out it was just the two people feeing the cops and the way the car ended up avoided slamming into a wall of cars at a stop light, cyclists, pedestrians – (if there were any at that time). So, it could have been far worse – but its sad nonetheless.
Its tragic for sure – the people involved have families that are now mourning, but there is so much to wonder when someone steals something and then has a very high speed pursuit that ends in their death.
I took out my short Gretsch Bass and then played cello on top of that. It worked out very well.