Here's a quiet little song about a man who did a good thing
Tired of the status quo although it brought the world to him
He had a loss and we can only guess at the effect of that
So I guess it's finally time for us to leave him alone

He walks away from something that the world has somehow glorified
It takes it's hold so early on that few can fight the pull
It's the lure of big time money and of hope and fame and glory
That it has it's price and probably always will

The greatest thing that you can do
Is walk away when you are through
No matter what they want from you, no matter what they say
You're the only one who'll ever know
Just when it's right to let it go

But I'm still glad I got to see you play

I won't mourn, you left the game, I'd want the right to do the same
And not because the younger guns are taking their best shots
You took them all and more than once, and somehow did this graciously
In spite of all the scrutiny, the Nureyev of roundball

I hope you have a good life, you deserve to have it back by now
To wrestle with your children, to watch a sunset now and then
Remembering there are much bigger things
Than bouncing balls and winning rings
Like love, and health, and family and friends

The greatest thing that you have done
Is walked away at number one
No matter what we want from you, no matter what we say
You're the only one who'll ever know
Just when it's right to let it go

But I'm still glad I got to see you play

I hope we have the chance again someday


Lyrics submitted by bananahero

The Jordan Waltz song meanings
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