Say Something 


You passed away after losing the battle to a terrible, ugly disease. I remember you calling me in the middle of the night and how we would talk for hours. I’d stay on the phone with you while I slept and you just stayed on the line. I’d wake up and say hello… You would always still be there. 

I was angry with you. I tried for so long to get through to you. I wanted to say something that would shock you back into life. I remember asking you if you really wanted to leave your children without a parent. I reminded you of how you felt when you were only 11 and you lost your dad. 

Nothing I said got through and then… I gave up on you. 

I’m so sorry Colleen. I think about you every day. Some days it’s a light memory like those stupid bubble gum hot dogs you sent me for Valentine’s Day. Some days, it’s dark and sad and I’m resigned to crying. 

Today is one of those days. 

Music is a trigger. I think of our mutual love with the Counting Crows and how you loved the song Anna Begins. 

And when the song Say Something comes on, I just sit back and sing and yell and just let the tears stream down. 

Say something, I’m giving up on you 
I’ll be the one, if you want me to 
Anywhere, I would’ve followed you
Say something, I’m giving up on you

And I am feeling so small
It was over my head

I know nothing at all
And I will stumble and fall
I’m still learning to love
Just starting to crawl
Say something, I’m giving up on you

I’m sorry that I couldn’t get to you

Anywhere, I would’ve followed you
Say something, I’m giving up on you
And I will swallow my pride
You’re the one that I love
And I’m saying goodbye
Say something, I’m giving up on you

And I’m sorry that I couldn’t get to you

And anywhere, I would have followed you
Oh, oh, oh, oh say something, I’m giving up on you
Say something, I’m giving up on you

Say something

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