Now That You're Gone

I never had the chance to say goodbye
This poor man never got a chance to try
Death took this man in just thirteen days
I often ask myself why'd it end this way
I never got closure never had a chance

To say goodbye, now that you're gone
I have no strength, can't face it
To say goodbye, now that you're gone
I remember when, you had inspired me

Now looking back this man who lost his soul
He always gave of himself and never took what was owed
I ask you cancer man why have you rained down upon him
And why you took that man I will never understand
I never got closure, never had a chance

To say goodbye, now that you're gone
Holding back my pain, that I have kept within
To say goodbye, now that you're gone
Or am I wasting breath, on thoughts that are misunderstood

Never thought I'd be here standing all alone
I wish I could explain how, my chances slipped away
I know I've hidden my feelings, was all just one mistake?

As I look in the mirror, I see you deep within
I need to find my strength now
Since my future's right ahead

Looking back I now see, the path that's gone behind me
The choices that I had to make
I wish I could've been there, to help you
With your struggle and pain
Without you around here this time
I wish that you could be here, but you won't be around again

Time goes by so fast
For the things that might have been
If we could go back and change our minds
Will we shed the same tears again?

But will it be enough
And happen in one glance
From a place that's deep within
And I pray that all this grief and tears subside
So I can live again

I often wonder why my life is so unclear
The need to question things or must I live in constant fear?

And will it matter when there's nothing left to give?
Will rise above the fray to take my place and choose to live

Don't forsake me now, I know that if I can
Find the truth inside myself
From the loss of a lifeless man

Don't forsake me now and hear the words i say
So his death was not in vain,
Too high a price to pay

Bad dreams welcome me, late at night I start to see
Little men inside my head, feels like I'm dangling on a thread, a thread
Waking up at 4 am the walls around me are wearing thin
I ask you, will this pain ever end?

Ever end, or are the walls around me closing in?
There is one thing I have to say, I can't take this for another day
As I move on the days have grown so long
I realize this mans soul has left me here
Departed from life but always in my tears

Bad dreams revisit me, in the night you'll rescue me
They are still inside my head, straight jacket nightmares, up ahead
I wake up near 6 am, in a broken sweat, did I comprehend?
I ask myself, will these bad dreams ever end?

Ever end, or are the walls around me closing in?
There is one thing I have to say, I can't take this for another day
As I move on the days have grown so long
I realize this mans soul has left me here
Departed from life but always in my tears

Now that my tears have turned to peace
To wash away this blame and be released
And now these days have grown so bright and warm
As I move on and leave this ending storm
I now look forward to a brand new day
He would have wanted it to end this way

And now I have the strength to say goodbye
This good man didn't need a reason why
God took him away and there's no looking back
To finally understand and know my path

Say goodbye
Say goodbye

These tears of joy raining down on me
These tears of joy can only set me free
Free from that life free from that pain
My soul will start to live again