"One Sweet Day" as written by Mariah Carey, Walter N. Afanasieff, Michael S. Mccary, Nathan B. Morris, Wanya Jermaine Morris and Shawn Patrick Stockman....
Sorry I never told you
All I wanted to say
Now it's too late to hold you
'Cause you've flown away
So far away

Never had I imagined
Living without your smile
Feeling and knowing you hear me
It keeps me alive
Alive

And I know you're shining down on me from heaven
Like so many friends we've lost along the way
And I know eventually we'll be together
One sweet day

Darling I never showed you
Assumed you'd always be there
I, I took your presence for granted
But I always cared
And I miss the love we shared

And I know you're shining down on me from heaven
Like so many friends we've lost along the way
And I know eventually we'll be together
One sweet day

Although the sun will never shine the same
I'll always look to a brighter day

Lord I know when I lay me down to sleep
You will always listen as I pray

And I know you're shining down on me from heaven
Like so many friends we've lost along the way
And I know eventually we'll be together
One sweet day

And I know you're shining down on me from heaven
Like so many friends we've lost along the way
And I know eventually we'll be together
One sweet day

Sorry I never told you
All I wanted to say


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"One Sweet Day" as written by Mariah Carey Walter Afanasieff

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    General CommentRecently a very close friend of the family died. He was a great guy, like an uncle to me (in fact I used to call him Uncle Jack, even though his name was David). I've him and his family longer than I've known my step-dad, they've always been there. I was really close with them and their daughter and I used to be inseperable. A few years ago we found out he had cancer, but he was his usual chipper self. Never let anything hold him down. Once I turned 16 he would tell me he was going to teach me how to drive once I got my permit. At the end of December, '01 he got sick again, and was in the hospital. I didn't think much of it, I guess I wasn't expecting anything to happen. I mean, he was always there. So New Years Eve, I went and to take my permit test, passed, and was all happy that I passed. My parents told me that they were going to visit Uncle Jack in the hospital, but I didn't want to go. Instead I wanted to stay and take a shower before I went to work. The next day, they told me Uncle Jack died. I was in such shock, it didn't really hit me at first. Late that night I started to cry, a lot. I thought about how I had the chance to visit him, had the chance to see him one last time. I didn't even get to tell him about getting my permit or anything. Then I went to the funeral and heard about all these things he did, military service, Boy Scouts, everything. I saw his children - the people I grew up with - and how upset they were. It was horrible.
    This song fits everything perfectly. "Sorry I never told you/ All I wanted to say/ And now it's too late to hold you/ 'Cause you've flown away/ So far away/ Never had I imagined/ Living without your smile/ Feeling and knowing you hear me/ It keeps me alive/ Alive/ And I know you're shining down on me from Heaven/ Like so many friends we've lost along the way/ And I know eventually we'll be together/ One sweet day"
    Definitely wish I could say something to him, any one last thing, even if it is about the stupid permit and driving.
    *Sigh* Never take anyone for granted...
    SpydersKysson June 17, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song. I remember when i first heard it. My uncle had taped it for my grandmother and my grandmother had lent me the tape. It was (and is) the most beautiful song.
    zacsteron March 13, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLast November i lost a friend of mine. This is the most beautiful song and i cant help but cry each time i hear it. He was a beautiful person...I miss him so much. I dedicate this song to him constantly...I love you don.
    fateworksbothways88on June 22, 2003   Link
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    General CommentAt the beginning of Oct. I lost a very dear friend. His name is Gomu. Everytime I hear this song I picture his smiling face. I know that he is looking down on me right now. So I'd just like to say I love you and you my boy! I got $20!
    lacy_joneson December 08, 2004   Link
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    General CommentEveryone has a story to tell. Haha. I lost my mom in August this year..She passed away after struggling with cancer for 5 years. I don't exactly regret not telling her things, because I was there when she left and went to heaven (:

    But I do miss having her around, and sometimes when I'm on the way back on the bus I wish she would be at home and I could greet her. But I know that she loves me and that one day, we'll get to see each other again and spend eternity together.
    deeniceon December 12, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmy grandpa served his country and then died. he was in the special forces and this song reminds me of him:(
    Army123on August 04, 2006   Link
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    My Opinionthis is one of my favorites, this song goes out 2 my mom , she passed 9 years ago in the summer. I miss her a lot and I know she is watching me and her family that she love so much.
    KJ stormson October 24, 2015   Link
  • -1
    General CommentThe best thing Boys II Men ever did.
    TheThornBirdson February 13, 2009   Link

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