Gone Away

This one goes out to Jordan O’Connors, a great friend of mine since childhood, who I lost last summer. It’s hard to miss a day without thinking about him or grabbing my phone to call him before realizing that he’s gone away. Jordan was possibly the only person that could understand and empathize with the core of my being. We shared a type of platonic, brotherly love and a love of philosophical inquiry. It’s a novel and difficult feeling when you come to understand that part of yourself can die while you are still living. Having been raised to believe in eternal life, the reality of death just seems to make of life an absurdity. This song is a cover of The Offspring’s song of the same name (1997) and Five Finger Death Punch’s efforts to publicize the atrocities and grievances of war are to be admired.

Gone Away

Maybe in another life
I could find you there
Pulled away before your time
I can’t deal, it’s so unfair

And it feels
And it feels like
Heaven’s so far away
And it feels
Yeah, it feels like
The world has grown cold
Now that you’ve gone away

Leaving flowers on your grave
Show that I still care
Black roses and Hail Marys
I can’t bring back what’s taken from me

I reach to the sky
And call out your name
Oh please let me trade
I would

And it feels
And it feels like
Heaven’s so far away
And it stings
Yeah, it stings now
The world is so cold
Now that you’ve gone away
Gone away
Gone away
Yeah, yeah yeah yeah yeah
Ooh, yeah ooh ooh

I reach to the sky
And call out your name
Oh please let me trade
I would

And it feels
And it feels like
Heaven is so far away

And it feels
Yeah it feels like
Heaven’s so far away
And it stings
Yeah, it stings now
The world is so cold
Now that you’ve gone away
Gone away
Gone away
Yeah, yeah yeah yeah yeah
Ooh, yeah ooh ooh
Yeah ooh, yeah ooh ooh

And it feels
And it feels like
The world is so cold
Now that you’ve gone away

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