Adam McCarthy

(Ralph Covert -Waterdog Music / ASCAP)

Lit a cigarette and smiled, alone in the kitchen
It's all been more trouble than it's worth for Adam McCarthy

Made a long-distance call, talked for an hour
Dying at 33...Adam McCarthy

And what about growing old, getting drunk, getting mad at your lover?
What about making time for yourself?
What have I done to deserve watching a friend waste away?
And what about waking up, feeling good, acting like you're immortal?
What about having a moment to lose?
And what about having a place in the world?

The doctor says "Hope, hope is the answer."
But he means that he's run out of tricks for Adam McCarthy

So I sat by his bed while he showed me his pictures
The candles, the cake, and the two sunken eyes of Adam McCarthy

And what about growing old, getting drunk, getting mad at your lover?
What about making time for yourself?
What have I done to deserve watching a friend waste away?
And what about waking up, feeling good, acting like you're immortal?
What about having a moment to lose?
And what about having a place in the world?

And I wanted to cry
But I could see he was hungry for laughter
And I wanted to say that I understood
But how can you lie to a friend?

He smiled and said "Do you want to get high?
It's not like it's gonna kill me.
I'm almost as dead as I'll get." said Adam McCarthy

So we stared into space, lost in our own worlds
And I said I'd come back when I could,
but I never did make it

And what about growing old, getting drunk, getting mad at your lover?
What about making time for yourself?
What have I done to deserve watching a friend waste away?
And what about waking up, feeling good, acting like you're immortal?
What about having a moment to lose?
And what about having a place in the world?
What about Adam McCarthy?

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