you dreamed he'd shine like the sun
now your son is set
hey dad,
grab another cigarette
ashes fall like an unpaid debt
come on everybody
place your bets

in seventh grade
he dug his grave
trying to be cool
with the cool kids, hey
follow everything they say
you might fit in
if you misbehave

at sixteen
he promised he'd be clean
you didn't bend,
but you sure did lean
you do not deserve this

hey mr. Wilmington
yeah, i heard about your son
it's hard enough to hide your scars
in smalltown usa
sweet mr. Wilmington
yeah i read about your son
don't blame yourself,
you raised him right
remember that
when you can't sleep at night

at twenty-one
you found his gun
hey dad
it's just begun
the ties that bind
they come undone

come on everybody
just for fun
at twenty-four
you found him on the floor
decadence was all he wore


at the funeral
read his eulogy
insincere apologies
you do not deserve this
sll the papers and press decide
hey, just another suicide
you do not deserve this



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    General Commentthis song reminds me of a kid that lives in the same (small, suburban) town as i do. he is trying to move out, but keeps getting probation, so it keeps him here. but, he has nice parents and a nice house...his live wasnt too bad off. but he totally got into drugs and is so gone from any kind of real life any more. everyone stops referring to his death as an "if" and it has become a "when." i knew him growing up, and seeing him turn into a totally different person...his last name is even close to wilmington. if or when or whatever he dies, i dont want his funeral to be like the last verse, i wish there would be a celebration of his life...... but there isnt much left to celebrate. he is like the walking dead. i cant imagine what his parents feel like.
    it is a sad, sad song to hear. it reminds me too much of old friends who have turned their life upside down and everyone just seems to be waiting for the inevitable.
    wastedtime64on June 06, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis is by far one of my favorite songs
    i wish i could comment hundreds of times for this one
    Buried_A_Lieon January 02, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti think i might just comment quite a few times
    Buried_A_Lieon January 02, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthat way i can get others to look at it
    Buried_A_Lieon January 02, 2005   Link
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    General Commentand for some odd reason im having a conversation with myself
    Buried_A_Lieon January 02, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthe harmonica in this song is played brilliantly
    Buried_A_Lieon January 02, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti definitly agree with what wastedtime said
    Buried_A_Lieon January 02, 2005   Link
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    General Commentand im done
    Buried_A_Lieon January 02, 2005   Link
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    General Commentnope im getting this one into double digits
    Buried_A_Lieon January 02, 2005   Link
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    General Commentand this is the last one
    Buried_A_Lieon January 02, 2005   Link

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