MM#51 Second Chance, Shinedown [Xanga 2009 Aug 17]
There are two songs that are atop the list of Monday Melodies. One won a weird bracket competition that my brother and I ran years ago. This is the other one.
You know the sign that says, "Teenagers! Move out while you know it all!" Well, when I was 20, I thought I knew it all. And I had a bachelor's degree to boot. And I was in love. And I was, to a degree, arrogant, naive, and stupid.
Some of my friends and family discussed their concerns with me. I blew them off. They declined to attend my wedding. That hurt.
I burned some bridges that weekend in April. And it took a long time for some of them to be rebuilt. Years.
"Tell my mother, Tell my father.
I've done the best I can.
To make them realize. This is my life.
I hope they understand
I'm not angry. I'm just saying
Sometimes goodbye is a second chance."