Songs with a Message

Songs with a Message

Highway Don’t Care by Tim McGraw
A powerful song & video tackling distracted driving released in May 2013 by Tim McGraw, Taylor Swift and Keith Urban from the album Two Lanes of Freedom

How Many More by McKenna Lowe
See McKenna’s message to DIAD below along with the lyrics to her powerful song.

Too Young, Too Late by Shy-Anne Hovorka featuring Christine Arnold
Shy-Anne, Métis from northwestern Ontario, released this video in honor of her friend, Claudette Magne, who died of a sudden heart attack. Before passing away, Claudette wanted Shy-Anne to bring attention to the deadly problem of texting while driving.

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McKenna Lowe performing How Many More

McKenna Lowe, Singer/Songwriter

The song How Many More is a tribute to the victims and families tragically affected by distracted driving. It’s written and performed by D.I.A.D.’s newest friend, the talented McKenna Lowe, 16, of Boise, Idaho. How Many More is on YouTube and can be found on D.I.A.D.’s YouTube Channel on our Favorites list & is frequently our featured video.

Please visit McKenna’s site to learn more about this amazing teen: Music by McKenna

McKenna’s message to D.I.A.D. – “It’s good to know that you are doing distracted driving presentations because when I took Driver’s Ed. the subject was not even mentioned. I also like the way distracted driving is defined on the homepage of your site–a lot of people limit distracted driving to just texting, when it is so much more than that. When I have spoken and performed my song at local schools, often with Kassy Kerfoot’s mom as the featured speaker, I have seen the impact on the faces of the students. A presentation that is thoughtful, interactive, and emotionally connected lets the audience know that these are real people with families and not just numbers on a chart or pictures on a screen-and their stories need to be told.

Going into my senior year, I know how challenging it can be to catch and hold the attention of a group of teenagers, so I KNOW your presentations are connecting with your audiences. Thank you again for including my video and for posting it on your website. I am so happy that you came across my video and are sharing it in B.C. I look forward to working you.” McKenna

How Many More

Kassy was just eighteen on the day she died
No one would have ever thought she’d be a suicide
Put her finger on the trigger and held the phone to her head
Crossed the yellow lines into the hands of death
Now her family’s feeling torn apart, as thoughts of Kassy bleed from their hearts

What is so important that you have to say?
It’s not worth the life you are gonna change
Quit being selfish, you know you’re tempting fate
How many more have to die today?

Sorry can’t revive a lifeless child or replace the sight of his familiar smile
The life he had stolen away, everything destroyed in a day
Face the family left behind, how will you explain
Their needless loss for petty things, you’re obsessed with mindless texting

What is so important that you have to say?
It’s not worth the life you are gonna change
Quit being selfish, you know you’re tempting fate
How many more have to die today?

Where is your heart, what do you value in life?
Can you face a grieving father, a daughter, or a wife?
Save a life today, put down your phone
Be thankful for each time that you make it home

What is so important that you have to say?
It’s not worth the life you are gonna change
Quit being selfish, you know you’re tempting fate
How many more have to die today?

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2 thoughts on “Songs with a Message

  1. imani moore

    Thank You , this website is full of wonderful information. This really touched my heart. I a.\m glad i found this website. I will be sharing this and trying to get the word out. Thanks again.

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