Here’s a song I wrote for a friend who’s brother had committed suicide his senior year in HS. Powerful instrumental, almost symphonic, hard rock intro (same power chords and energy used in the chorus) with a backed-off verse, almost mellow yet pulsing verse. Miss you Chris! You were an amazing individual who would have gone on to do great things.
Lying there awake … listening to your life. Is it everything you dreamed? Is it worth the price?
Anyone around … who knew the one you loved
Could see how much you looked up … and now he’s gone. And he’s been …
Given … to the wind … oh … blowing your name
And this time he can”t change a thing
So he closes his eyes … and tries hard to make believe … it’s just better off this way.
Some called it stress … others called it fear
All lies you would live for the next four years
Until another attempt came … and you couldn’t take the pain again … that he’d be … (to Chorus)