"If Something Should Happen" as written by and Jim/turnbull Brown....
Buddy you and me go way back
Camp Lejeune, all through high school and before that.
So I don't mind tellin' you I'm scared to death.
The doctor is goin' in on the 25th
It's the same thing my daddy had
Thank God they caught it fast.

But if somethin' should happen
Stop in some time and say hello to Catherine
You and Marianne could always keep her laughing
Because she's gonna need a lot of that
Take her out to a movie
It's gonna take sometime before she's back on her feet.
I know you think I'll be fine and I'm talkin' crazy
But there's always that chance
That's why I'm askin'
If something should happen

Little Nathan is growing up so fast
This November he'll turn 10
He wants to play quarterback.
I'm supposed to coach his team this fall
But I may not get to afterall
He's gonna need someone to catch a pass
And to throw it back

If something should happen
Oh promise me you'll take that boy out campin'
Throw a line out in the water every now and then
Answer and questions that he has
Maybe once he gets older
You can sit and have that first cold beer together
And tell him a couple stories on his father
He's always known your my best friend.
That's why I'm askin'
If something should happen

I hope I live until I'm eighty
And I get to see my son get married
And have some babies
And make a million more memories with my wife.
Yeah buddy I pray alright
But if it's my time to leave
Could you watch over them for me?

If something should happen x6


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"If Something Should Happen" as written by Dave Turnbull Dan Demay

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    General CommentI honestly cant believe that anyone has ever commented on this song. This is an amazing song. Makes me think of my best friend. I could see myself saying the same thing to him in the same situation.
    kickme111on October 20, 2006   Link
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    General CommentA guy finds out he may have cancer and he goes to the doctor to get it checked out. He's worried about his wife and son. He asks his best friend to look out for his wife and son if he should die from the cancer. It could be anything but mainly its about asking his best friend to watch out for his wife and son if something should happen to him. He's scared for himself but more so he's afraid for his wife and son. Its a truly selfish song...take care of them if I should go away. I hope i'm here for them but if I have to go watch over them for me. He's more worried about them than himself.
    brad519on June 11, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song reminds me of my daddy and his friend my uncle Craig...my dad was deployed to Boznia and didn't know if he would be coming back in a casket or not...I was only a baby at the time but my mom told me that my dad told my uncle Craig that "if something should happen" watch over Jeanne and Elizabeth for me... makes me cry every time and even worse if I watch the video...needless to say when he was over there he came about 3 inches from stepping on a landmine...
    ebethweston December 30, 2010   Link

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