Can't Say Goodbye

Album: Redemption (2011)

Songfacts®:

  • Former Marine Josh Gracin teamed up with war widow Seana Arrechaga to pen this song about her late husband. Army SFC Ofren Arrechaga died in March 2011 from wounds from a firefight in Afghanistan one month before he was scheduled to return home. Gracin explained his involvement to Billboard magazine: "Sears approached me early this spring to be involved with Heroes At Home, and to be involved with a contest they had people from around the globe who have a loved one who serves in the military could write a song and submit it to Sears. The top essay then went to me, and it was my job to write a song about it."

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