I Guess I Didn't Know

I guess I didn't know
Until it was too late
Your smile, your laugh, your winking eye
Your richly undeserved fate
I always just rushed out the door
But now, I just wish I could wait

I guess I didn't know
Just how much you meant
Your jokes, your stories, your friendly face
Your alcoholic bent
Never thought about when you'd go
Nope, not until you went

I guess I didn't know
Just what death can bring
You leave, we grieve, life moves along
A psychedelic fling
Life and death are not just words
But a song we all must sing