It's cold in the living room on Linden Wood
It's quiet 'round the table tonight
It's half empty in this house and this half don't know what to do
Wesley, why'd you have to leave us so soon?

We keep stumbling through the words to explain it all
We keep searching for the beauty in the dust
We keep telling ourselves that it was your time
Wesley, why can't you just be here tonight.

Glasses at the bedside
Keys are in the car
Shoes are on the staircase
And you're beating in our hearts
Wesley, why'd you have to leave us so soon

We keep waiting for your footsteps at the back door
We keep waiting for the punch line to the joke
We keep shedding these tears and shouting at the moon
Wesley, why'd you have to leave us so soon?

Glasses at the bedside
Keys are in the car
Hey, shoes are on the staircase
And you're beating in our hearts
Wesley, why'd you have to leave us so soon?
Wesley, why'd you have to leave us so soon?
Wesley, why'd you have to leave us?


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    General Commentthis was written about his grandfather when he died
    jingy23on March 15, 2006   Link
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    General Commentmy brother haad a friend named wesley who overdosed on cocaine when he was 19 and now he has permanent brain damage. he didn't die, but the wesley we knew before is definitey gone now. the first time i heard this song, it was so strange to me.
    fivedollarstoryon July 24, 2006   Link

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