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

Written by: KELLEY LOVELACE

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Spirit Music Group, DO WRITE MUSIC LLC

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