if you get there before me, will you save me a seat?
if you get there before me, would you save me a seat?
but if i never get there at all,
would you leave the seat empty?

if you get there before me, will you light us a fire?
if you get there before me, will you light us a fire?
but if i never show,
will you watch the embers glow?
would you keep the fire burning?

this is a song for you, in case i never make it through to where you are.
this is a song for you, in case i never make it through to where you are.


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    General Commentthis song is, according to john at shows, written about and for a friend of his who died. and it's just really beautiful and sad. to me it's knowing there's nothing after this life, but desperately needing to believe there is anyway, just because it makes losing those you love a little easier...even if you realize ("but if i never get there....if i never show..." etc.) the truth that you will never see them again.
    noondayon September 25, 2006   Link
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    General Commentheaven
    one or clownon May 21, 2008   Link
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    General Comment"in case i never make it through to where you are"

    heartbreaking. what album is this off?
    pickingpocketson December 11, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIn one of his live recordings, he says that this song was written for Rozz Williams, a personal friend of his and singer from Christian Death who hung himself in 1998.
    geckoisredon November 08, 2010   Link

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