I'M NOT LEAVING

I'm Not Leaving (single) (2021). Lyrics by Dan Zlotnick

She felt her son’s heart beating in the chest of another man

The accident took Jackson but gave this man a second chance

She bowed her head a moment from the weight of the memory 

Of the last thing Jackson told her as he faded soft and sweet

 

I’m not leaving you behind

‘Cause I’m not leaving you at all

 

She picked her head up slowly, “Can I ask a favor of you?

Can you go to see the Badlands? Jackson always wanted to.”

He said, ma’am I would be honored, More than you’ll ever know

I will take him to Dakota and everywhere I ever go

 

I’m not leaving you behind

‘Cause I’m not leaving you at all

 

Almost ten years later the man said his goodbyes

And his body turned to soil sending roses to the sky

A young girl picked a yellow one and she gave it to her best friend

With a note in her best cursive that said, “Together through the end.”

 

I’m not leaving you behind

‘Cause I’m not leaving you at all

I’m not leaving you behind

‘Cause I’m not leaving you at all