Kind of hard to understand with sort of a mumbly vocal delivery, but the lyrics are painfully sad, three stories ending with an old man losing his wife to cancer. I weep to this song almost every time and it makes me want to hug my wife extra tight. I used to sing this to my son when he was still in the womb, and sing it to him before bed often. His name is James (for his grandpa, not James Taylor specifically). I love when it comes on the mix and I look back at him in his car seat and he gives me a sheepish smile (he’ll soon be six). This song hits me super hard with two lines: “And I don't know how a man decides What's right for his own life It's all a mystery” “Cause I'm a man, not a boy And there are things you can't avoid You have to face them When you're not prepared to face them” I guess it just hits me hard because I think back to being young, but also have to accept that I’m grown now, and appreciate life as an adult.