From the recording What Was I To You?

When one of your parents passes away, you wonder if you said everything you needed to say to them. You wonder if you were a good son or daughter, even if they weren't a great parent.

But in the end you realize that they are in you. And you realize you wouldn't be who you are if they weren't.


What was I to You?

When I look back on my life
Seems you were hardly there
Too busy to notice me
Maybe to high to care

Well I don’t even know
If I ever loved you so
I never heard you say
Son, don’t walk away

What was I to you?
Was I a burden or a dream come true
When you first laid eyes on me
What did you see
Will I ever know the truth
Of what was inside of you
You were a living ghost to me
So what was I to you?

I remember the day
The last time I saw your face
Before you went away
On your trip to outer space

You let me go so easy
You didn’t put up a fight
I think you and I
We both died that night

I’m more like you than I want to be
I never knew how much of you was inside me