Wonderful Life

Album: AB III (2010)
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Songfacts®:

  • This song is both a mournful number about losing someone and also a celebration of the deceased person's life. Alter Bridge previously visited the subject of death and loss on Mark Tremonti's tribute to his late mother, "In Loving Memory and also Blackbird's title track, which was Myles Kennedy's elegy to a friend who'd passed away.
  • Kennedy explained why this is a particularly special song to him in an interview with Artist Direct: "It was written to everyone that I hold dear in my life—family, friends and my wife. It's a last goodbye essentially. The thing about having people you cherish in your life is there's going to come a time that you're going to have to say goodbye. I put my mindset of, 'What if I were standing by this person as they were about to take their last breath? What would I say to them?' I'd want to convey how much they meant to me while they were with me in my life. It's really special in that sense because it's very personal."

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