I carved myself a death wish the day you died
“Not one day over forty two”, I said
“I cannot live more than half a life
Without you.” I was denied.
Nights like these I am glad that I am alive.
When I watch my daughters dance
And think of nights of chance
With you, dancing by my side.
Have you noticed, I dance with my eyes closed
I dance like no one is watching
I dance with you by my side.
Did I tell you, tonight I am happy I am alive?
One last dance and the lights go off
The music slows the crowd recedes
The fiddler is done for the night
But the music in my soul
Yes, the music in my soul, plays on
One last rolling drum beat
That riff upon that guitar sings
Calling out to me. To me and you
Swaying to that last dance
That one dance and then I’m done
I cannot return to my death wish
My life is now undone.
Did I tell you,
Tonight I am happy to be alive?