Originally Posted by Punisher
The song was written about the death of 7-year-old Katie Flynn. Katie had been the flower girl at her aunt's wedding and left in a limousine. The limousine was hit by another car and Katie was decapitated. Katie and the limousine driver, Stanley Rabinowitz, were both instantly killed. The driver of the other car, Martin Heidgen, 25, had at least 14 drinks that night and his blood alcohol content, at 0.28%, was more than three times the legal limit in New York (0.08%). He drove more than two miles north on the southbound side of the highway the Flynn family were driving along at the time of the collision.
Limousine is a very good song, certainly one of my favorites (I have many favorites from BN).
Also, looking deeper into the story, after the accident, the mother was holding on to her daughters head.
connecting the song with the story is very sad.
""As I crawled out of the car, the only thing that was left of Kate was her head," said Ms. Flynn, 36, her voice cracking as her mother-in-law, who sat in the audience, began to sob. "And I took her, just that, and sat on the side of the Meadowbrook and watched at the horrendousness going on around me."