All my father's legacy is handed down on angel wings
A bittersweet melody is now mine to sing
Every precious memory
And broken-hearted tragedy
Will walk into eternity
But not fade away

If you will go and not return
Leave me some words of wisdom
If I cannot follow anymore
I promise to teach what I have learned
If you will go and not return

How do years so far away
So suddenly evaporate?
Fourtune smiles with teeth of jade
And the greediest eyesHow I long for that embrace
The strongest arms and troubled face
Smoky air and wakward grace
That made me feel safe

If you will go and not return
Leave me some words of wisdom
If I cannot follow anymore
I promise to teach what I have learned
If you will go and not return

Who was it that said to me
That heroes will live forever?
And where are they now
Now that I'm standing alone?

If you will go and not return
Leave me some words of wisdom
If I cannot follow anymore
I promise to teach what I have learned
If you will go and not return


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    General CommentThis song was written by Evan Bivins when his dad, John, was sick with cancer, about the inevitability of his death.
    judithavoryon June 29, 2004   Link
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    General CommentJay Clifford actually. Aroused some confusion as Jay is not related to Evan and Matt's father.
    Virithon January 03, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthe lines that really get me here are "smoky air and awkward grace", and i feel like i can really identify with them. i can see the song being about passages, and really wanting to cling to something.

    i don't know -- i guess the song just makes me feel good about my family, and about our own mortality. awkward grace and all.
    virgaon January 14, 2005   Link
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    General CommentJudithavory has this one right, it was written my Evan.
    Globalnomadon March 31, 2006   Link

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