The Man who can't be Saved
My father passed from colon cancer five years ago. When he was diagnosed he decided not to have treatment which is a decision that was really difficult to support but being my father I did. One way I learned to process this is by writing this song:
It's amazing how your life can change in a moment; all it takes is one phone call.
So take me back to that February morning when I didn't know what was in store.
You said that you'd had 69 good years, some you win and hey some you lose.
Yes, I know that sometimes shit just happens; but sometimes you get to choose.
And I just wish that I could call you. I just wish that I could say:
Aren't you tired of being the man that can't be saved?
I know you thought that you deserved it, bit I think you were just afraid.
I guess it seems appropriate that a sailor gets taken by the big C.
But the irony doesn't make it easier and most days it's lost on me.
And I just wish that I could call you. I just wish that I could say...
Aren't you tired of being the man who can't be saved.
I know you think that you deserved it but I know you were just afraid.