Carbonation in my drink
Bubbles rise as my heart sinks
And all I tend to do is think of you
And the kids that you hold in your arms
With promises to protect from harm
They grow, they go, and you’re all alone
All the kids, all the kids that you hold
And it’s a shame that it end this way
With nothing left to say.
I listened to this song non stop on the train this morning, with my head leaned against the window as the rain tapped on the glass and the world whizzed by. Each of the above lines prompted the tears to swell behind my eyes. The feeling of helplessness that this song elicits brought me back to this day seven years ago. When a good person is purposely taken from the world by another, I don’t think there’s a greater feeling of helplessness. My heart is sore today.