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Riff: Brad Paisley – “Death of a Single Man”

Apr 8, 2013

To all his friends, it’s a wake-up call/If it happened to him, it can happen to us all.

from Death of a Single Man lyrics by Brad Paisley

Respecting a terminally ill friend’s wishes by treating his funeral like it was a party, Paisley celebrates the young life that was cruelly taken away with some champagne, cake and a cheeky boogie to “My Sharona” whilst simultaneously reflecting on how such a fate can happen to anyone.

Riff by Jon O'Brien

Jon O'Brien is a UK-based staff writer for SONGLYRICS. He holds a journalism degree from the University of Central Lancashire and has written thousands of biographies and reviews for Allmusic.com, among several other pieces for established music publications.

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