Jake [Prod. by Riddiman]

Jake [Prod. by Riddiman]

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This song is for my brother, Jake, who passed away at just 25 a few weeks ago. Wrote and recorded it only two days after the funeral. I love you, Jake.

Lyrics: 

(Down by the docks
Cast out at sea
That's where my brother's at
Waitin for me
Down by the docks
Cast out at sea
That's where my brother at)

Quarter of a century
That's what He gave you
All your energy
Who could ever take you?
Guess it's fittin that you're sittin with the angels
Tip of the mitten to risen, I aint even faithful
At your funeral, the lives you affected
Came full circle, I understand and respect it
No one thought you'd be gone so soon
But your smile was on every single photo in the room

I know I shouldn't cry when thinkin bout ya
I know you'd prolly try and cheer me up if I was 'bout to
That my brother, biggest soul, he is whom
Thought you couldnt hold him down if he was stuck in a tomb
But now I'm stuck in a rut, an emotional wreck
Six months since I called or sent as much of a text
One year since I saw ya, I had to jet
Yeah, I know it's no one's fault, but deniers reject
What really matters is the time we spent together
The positivity you left to make us better
At your funeral, the lives you affected
Came full circle, I understand and respect it

Pastor Steve didn't have what it takes
To fish like you, catching half of a lake
That's my brother, imagine his face
As he's lighting up a firework, blast into space
You know, I never really said it much
But I love more than distance could ever touch
I hope you knew even if I didn't call
I loved the time I spent with you, Summer, Spring, and in Fall
I didn't try my hardest to be involved
And that's my biggest regret, God, it makes me wanna bawl
Your last message to me says it all
"I'm proud of what you've become", he said to the wall
Well if you hear me right now
Dad brought poles, Jake, come right down
Castaway soul, you can live out on the docks
Catch a big one, tell me 'bout it when I knock

(Down by the docks
Cast out at sea
That's where my brother's at
Waitin for me
Down by the docks
Cast out at sea
That's where my brother at) [x2]



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Comments

sbs2018's picture

Wow! Very emotionally moving! Great tribute to your brother. I’m so sorry for your loss.

Susan Cantey's picture

So sorry for your loss. I lost my brother 2 years ago. It's tough. This is a wonderful tribute. You held it together, but the emotion is flowing through this lyric. Give rose

billwhite51's picture

this is so full of pain. so much loss, that its hard to take. its your art in the wrting and the rap that makes it getting you through. everything is here, everything we all have felt, from he survivors guilt to the deslate emptiness of absence,