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Think Of Laura Lyrics By Christopher Cross Songs Album: Another Page Year: 1983 Every once in a while I'd see her smile And she'd turn my day around A gir

Christopher Cross - Think Of Laura
Christopher Cross - Think Of Laura


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Album: Another Page
Released: 1983

Think Of Laura Lyrics


Every once in a while
I'd see her smile
And she'd turn my day around
A girl with those eyes
Could stare through the lies
And see what your heart was saying

Think Of Laura but laugh don't cry
I know she'd want it that way
When you think of Laura laugh don't cry
I know she'd want it that way

A friend of a friend
A friend till the end
That's the kind of girl she was
Taken away so young
Taken away without a warning

I know you and you're here
In everyday we live
I know her and she's here
I can feel her when I sing

Hey Laura, where are you now
Are you far away from here
I don't think so
I think you're here
Taking our tears away

Writer/s: CROSS, CHRISTOPHER C.
Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
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Think Of Laura
  • Christopher Cross wrote this song about Laura Coffin Carter, an 18-year-old student at Denison University in Granville, Ohio who was killed by a stray bullet on April 17, 1982. She was riding in a car with her parents and three friends when gunfire broke out a block away and the bullet hit her in the chest.

    Cross was dating Paige McNinch, who was Laura's best friend and one of her sorority sisters. He wrote this song to honor Laura's memory:

    A friend of a friend, a friend to the end
    That's the kind of girl she was
    Taken away so young
    Taken away without a warning

    Think of Laura but laugh, don't cry
    I know she'd want it that way
  • Cross released this song on his second album, Another Page, in January 1983. Later that year, the song was used on the popular soap opera General Hospital as the love theme for the characters Luke and Laura, who were arguably the most well known of all daytime TV couples - their 1981 wedding was the highest-rated episode in American soap opera history. Its use on the show vaulted the song up the charts, and in February 1984 it reached #9 on the US Hot 100 and went to #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart, where it stayed for four weeks.
  • Boyz II Men recorded a new version of this song called "Think of Aaliyah (The Aaliyah Song)" in honor of the singer Aaliyah after she died in 2001. The song was never officially released, but appeared on various download sites and can be found on YouTube.
  • This wasn't the first song General Hospital pushed up the charts. In 1979, the Herb Alpert song "Rise" was used in a scene (and subsequent flashbacks) where Luke rapes Laura (yes, that's how their story arc started - strange things happened on daytime TV), sending it to #1 in the US. In 1982, "Baby, Come To Me" by Patti Austin and James Ingram stalled at #73 US, but when the show started using it for Luke and Laura scenes, it revived the song, which made #1 in February 1983.

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