This song is dedicated to Brandon Barker; my longtime friend who left us way too early. These are my last words to him. But words can barely describe the huge void in my life that my homie used to occupy. If you have a wild & crazy brother/son/uncle/father/friend; tell him you love him, that you accept him for the way he is & that you'll always be there for him.
Verse 1. - Before you left, we were friends.
And said we’d be down til the end.
Ever since we were kids,
Supported everything I did.
I miss you, I’m turned out.
This wasn’t what you were about.
Your life force was ruined,
Til you could not go on my friend.
Chorus 1. - And ever since you went away,
There’s so much more I’d like to say.
You’ve found some peace I’ll give you that,
Even though your life lines flat.
Your world’s a stage. So maybe there,
The lights all shine on you again.
In time you’ll be remembered as my bro.
Verse 2. - The present tense of this place,
Is leaving you (that) I can’t replace.
So maybe there is full of grace?
I know your heaven is a place,
With drum thrones & drum sticks,
Crown Royal, maybe horror flicks.
With kind buds & mosh pits,
Crowd surfing on the other side.
Chorus 2. - And now & then, me & Jay,
Bonz & Travis even Sean,
We reminisce, your crazy ass.
Summer should’ve left you!!
Your worlds a stage. So maybe there,
The bands you’ve worked for rule again.
Bridge – And maybe next time you’ll be one with the trees.
And hopefully your dad is by your side.
And life is good, cause it never ends.
We only reinvent ourselves.
I’m with you even though we’re threads,
Of a tapestry that fades…
Chorus 3. – And ever since you went away,
Mom & sisters hold you close.
No more escapes (for you), there’s only now.
We’ll get used to this somehow.
The worlds a stage. So maybe then,
The lights shine down on you again.
In time you’ll be remembered as our friend…
released 06 March 2014
Produced, Music, Lyrics, Vocals, Drums & Percussion by Don Tonic
Guitars by Dan Castillo
Bass by Dave Newlove
Guitar solo Vince Falzone
Mixed by Omar Torres for Holografique Studio, Atlanta
Vocals recorded by Joseph Holiday at the Bunny Ranch, Hollywood
Guitars recorded by Dan Castillo & Vince Falzone
Drums & Bass recorded by Hector Rivera at No Matter What Studio, L.A.
Published by SonicTonic2012 Publishing (ASCAP)
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