This song turned out to be far more popular than I imagined. Nowadays when I play it out, half the room sings along with me. That sure feels great.
But while I'm glad my constituency finds such joy in this song, it was written, in a minor pique of annoyance, as a rebuttal. One of my brothers succumbed rather quickly to cancer a few years back. The family got together to comfort each other and remember him. One of my other brothers said something about reincarnation and how he was sure Micheal was somewhere else blah blah blah. Sorry but I ain't buying it. Maybe it's a comfort to imagine Micheal as some sort of ghostly version of himself out there ready to be assigned a new life. But it seems like grasping at straws just to make yourself feel better.
I think you go around once and you better make the best of it. And if I'm wrong it's still a good plan. Do your best. You know you're here now. Live this life as fully as you can. Then if you don't get another you've not wasted it. And if you do then no harm done. But don't count on it brother and sisters.
And that's it, that's my album. Hope you enjoyed it. Thanks for hanging out and listening!!