death of a single man lyrics – brad paisley

remember when we got the news
confirming our worst fears
i said he wouldn’t make it six months
and others gave him a year

and sure enough last sat*rday
we paid our last respects
he left us here still in this life
and he’s gone on to the next

i’d never seen him wear a tie
but he looked so natural, almost lifelike
the preacher spoke, his mother cried
when he said “son, you may now kiss the bride”

everyone cheered, i thought how odd
i didn’t understand
why with champagne and cake we celebrate
the death of a single man

so many flowers, he was so loved
prior to the bride
as a matter of fact
the maid of honor should be disqualified

to all his friends, it’s a wake-up call
if it happened to him
it can happen to us all
nothing says it’s over man
like a bad 80’s cover band
how can we dance to my sharona
at the death of a single man

he was so young
so full of dreams
before the day he fell
now he’s gone on to a better place
or possibly to h*ll

now here we are, seems so unfair
it’s poker night and there’s one empty chair
so many things we’re gonna miss
his happy smile and that great laugh of his

i think of him in the afterwife, life
i guess all good things must end
so with jack and coke, we’ll make a toast
to the death of a single man

/ brad paisley lyrics