"In Memory" as written by and Wade / Macneil....
Unnatural skies drift away calmly
Behind the trees right before my eyes
After that it gets dark rather quickly

This changing of the weather brings a lack of hope
As my thoughts drift away
To us sitting in the south end of town
And what you said that day

I've never seen that look in his eyes before
I should have died he said, eyes fixed on the floor
I've never seen that look in his eyes before
I should have died he said thinking of her

Just as soon as the light changed
He was smoking and laughing again
Reminding me of years ago
And telling me to never get old

Slowly the cancer wins
The cigarettes probably let it in
Slowly the cancer wins
Chemo doesn't work radiation was a sin

I've never seen that look in his eyes before
I should have died he said, eyes fixed on the floor
I've never seen that look in his eyes before
I should have died he said thinking of her



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"In Memory" as written by Wade Macneil

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    General Commentthis such an awesome song.
    I heard somewhere that this song is about wades grandfather who died from lung cancer.
    x.Scot.xon August 16, 2006   Link
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    General Commentamazing. Gives me goosebumps every time I hear it
    iamthenightstarson May 20, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think about its a person that is a smoker and gets tested positive for cancer but continues to smoke anyway, and eventually dies.
    ShankTheDarkon June 13, 2009   Link
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    General CommentOne of the first songs I've heard in a while which is genuinely touching. It's obviously about someone Wade knew who died of cancer and I think the way that the song talks so frankly about it, actually mentioning cancer, chemo, radiation and cigarettes, makes it so much more powerful than a song that obscures its meaning behind metaphors.
    NNDEANon October 30, 2009   Link

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