bye bye

3 hours, 5 messages and 1 missed call later.

i found out that one of my closest friend’s dad just died. shocked. that’s the word. I didn’t know what to do, should i call her right away or wait. i called my dad and asked what to say to her, and my eyes start to water as i start to remember those times when i used to played tennis with her and her dad and have dinners at their house when i stayed over after class where her dad would tell me all sorts of stories about everything about anything. his face is so vividly sketched in my mind at this moment that i just can’t believe he’s gone. i can’t even imagine how or what she is feeling right now. she needs me and my other friends’ support that’s all i know. and i need to tell her that i’ll always be there for her no matter what.

i tried calling her just now, but all i got was her caller ringtone:

“Bye Bye”

This is for my peoples who just lost somebody
Your best friend, your baby, your man, or your lady
Put your hand way up high
We will never say bye (no, no, no)
Mamas, daddies, sisters, brothers, friends and cousins
This is for my peoples who lost their grandmothers
Lift your head to the sky ’cause we will never say bye

As a child there were them times
I didn’t get it but you kept me in line
I didn’t know why you didn’t show up sometimes
On Sunday mornings, and I missed you
But I’m glad we talked through
All them grown folk things
Separation brings
You never let me know it
You never let it show because
You loved me and obviously
There’s so much more left to say
If you were with me today face to face

[Chorus:]
I never knew I could hurt like this
And everyday life goes on like
“I wish I could talk to you for awhile”
Miss you but I try not to cry
As time goes by
And it’s true that you’ve reached a better place
Still I’d give the world to see your face
And I’m right here next to you
But it’s like you’re gone too soon
Now the hardest thing to do is say bye bye

(Bye Bye [3x])
Bye bye

And you never got the chance to see how good I’ve done
And you never got to see me back at number one
I wish that you were here to celebrate together
I wish that we could spend the holidays together

I remember when you used to tuck me in at night
With the Teddy Bear you gave to me that I held so tight
I thought you were so strong
You’d make it through whatever
It’s so hard to accept the fact you’re gone forever

[Chorus]

(bye bye bye bye bye bye [3x])
Bye bye

This is for my peoples who just lost somebody
Your best friend, your baby, your man, or your lady
Put your hand way up high
We will never say bye (no, no, no)
Mamas, daddies, sisters, brothers, friends and cousins
This is for my peoples who lost their grandmothers
Lift your head to the sky ’cause we will never say bye

[Chorus]

ill try again. later.
inalillah. may he rest in peace.



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