Québec, Canada: Sharon MacLeod receives a phone call that her son Alexander is in critical condition at the hospital. He may not live through the night.
 
Alexander had been struggling through adolescence and had made a noose of his belt loop.
 
The saddest of all events comes to pass. A year later, Sharon tells how much she still misses him and still wonders if she and her husband Sylvain could have done something differently.
 
Lyrics:
Something has happened to Alexander
Had barely turned 15
Got a phone call from a woman I’d never met

I wish that he
Could have grown to become a man
And I could be
Just another mom
 
I had so much hope for the future
The good would outweigh the bad
I knew him more than he knew himself
 
I wish that he
Could have grown to become a man
And I could be
Just another mom
 
I could have said boy
Those teenage years were tough
Gotta stop wishing for what was or wasn’t
The thoughts keep coming back
Why didn’t we do this
Why didn’t we do that
 
Something has happened to Alexander
Had barely turned 15
I loved him more than he loved himself
 
I wish that he
Could have grown to become a man
And I could be
Just another mom

 
Sharon MacLeod – Story Source
Malcolm Brooks, Hazel Delehey, Alex Wilder – Teaching Artists
 
Hazel Delehey, Alex Wilder – vocals
Malcolm Brooks – guitar, upright bass
Ken Goldman – drums
 

Cover design and photography by Clio Berta
Produced by Alex Wilder

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