Joey, by Concrete Blonde

If you’ve ever loved a troubled man, especially one who numbs his pain with alcohol, this should resonate.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OdpTcvSn8HQ

Joey

Joey…
Baby…
Don’t get crazy
Detours, fences…
I get defensive….
I know you’ve heard it all before
So I don’t say it anymore
I just stand by and let you
Fight your secret war
And though I used to wonder why
I used to cry till I was dry
Still sometimes I get a strange pain inside
Oh Joey if you’re hurting so am I
Joey…
Honey…
I’ve got the money
All is forgiven. Listen….listen…
But if I seem to be confused
I didn’t mean to be with you.
And when you said I scared you
Well, I guess you scared me too
But we got lucky once before
And I don’t want to close the door
And if you’re somewhere out there
Passed out on the floor…
Oh…
Joey, I’m not angry anymore
And if I seem to be confused
I didn’t mean to be with you.
And when you said I scared you
Well I guess you scared me too…
But if it’s love you’re looking for
Then I can give a little more
And if you’re somewhere drunk and
Passed out on the floor…
Oh…
Joey, I’m not angry anymore
Angry anymore, angry anymore
Songwriters: Johnette Lin Napolitano
Joey lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

In memory of my beloved husband John Kelly Snyder… 20 Sept 1956 – 21 Oct 2016.

The Warrior Project is a warm, welcoming drop-in center for those living with extreme emotional and/or physical pain coupled with hopelessness, and a resource for families and friends fearing for the life of, or grieving the loss of, the person they love so much.

My Johnny was a true warrior, fighting demons no one else could see.  I thought he was the strongest man in the world, and perhaps he was, but tragically, the demons got the better of him.

The name of this project is in no way intended to be reflective of, or piggy back off, Wounded Warriors which serves those wounded after September 11, 20o1.  Like too many others, John was a warrior long before then.

Fair winds and following seas, Husband.

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