do you ever wonder who is Laura???
"Think of Laura" was written by Christopher Cross as a tribute to Denison University college student LAURA CARTER, who was killed when she was struck by a stray bullet fired over a block away, during an altercation between four men.
Carter, a lacrosse player from Wayne, Pennsylvania, was sitting in the back seat of a car, being driven by her father, who with his wife, was visiting their daughter for the college's annual homecoming weekend. They planned to take her and two friends to dinner in Columbus, Ohio, having just watched them compete in a lacrosse match.
Cross had come to meet Laura through her college roommate Paige, whom Cross was dating at the time (Paige was pictured on the inner sleeve of the "Another Page" album, sitting on a stool). Cross wrote the song as a way of offering comfort to Paige, and honoring Carter's memory.
"Think of Laura" has a relatively straightforward arrangement, with the singer's vocals and a piano accompaniment. The lyrics express the sorrow felt by those who knew the woman but ask that she be remembered with happiness: "When you think of Laura, laugh, don't cry I know she'd want it that way."
Once Divine Justice is served, may you rest in peace, Laura.