Death of a Single Man

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Brad Paisley

Brad Douglas Paisley (born October 28, 1972) is an American singer-songwriter and musician. His style crosses between traditional country music and Southern rock, and his songs are frequently laced with humor and pop culture references. more »

Remember when we got the news
 Confirming our worst fears
I said he wouldn’t make it six months 
And others gave him a year

And sure enough last Saturday 
We paid our last respects 
He left us here still in this life
And he’s gone on to the next

I’d never seen him wear a tie
But he looked so natural, almost lifelike
The preacher spoke, his mother cried
When he said Son, you may now kiss the bride 

 Everyone cheered, I thought how odd
I didn’t understand 
Why with champagne and cake we celebrate 
The death of a single man

So many flowers, he was so loved  Prior to the bride 
As a matter of fact
The maid of honour should be disqualified 

To all his friends, it’s a wake-up call
If it happened to him
It can happen to us all
 Nothing says it’s over man
Like a bad 80’s cover band
How can we dance to My Sharona 
At the death of a single man

He was so young 
So full of dreams  Before the day he fell
Now he’s gone on to a better place
Or possibly to hell

Now here we are, seems so unfair 
It’s poker night and there’s one empty chair
So many things we’re gonna miss
His happy smile and that great laugh of his

I think of him in the after wife, life
I guess all good things must end
So with Jack and Coke, we’ll make a toast 
To the death of a single man


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