The Empty Chair, by Baydon S.
This is a letter I recently received in the mail after I was
contacted by phone by this guy named Baydon whom
I never met but this was the best Christmas present that
I could have wished for. Baydon, if you ever see this, I
want you to know that this has meant the world to me
and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for not
forgetting my boy. Here is the letter I received on 12/15/07.
Love, Mary (Jamie's Mom)
Mary, Jamie chaired the first NA meeting I went to after rehab. He treated me so well that night that he was a big part of why I kept coming back. His passing hit me hard and had a profound effect on my recovery. I wrote these lyrics in memory of Jamie. Thanks to Jamie, I just picked up my one year key tag. I want you to have it. This song has touched alot of people in recovery, not just here in Concord either, all across the US, Virgin Islands and Scotland. I just wanted you to know that his life counted for something and continues to help other sick and suffering addicts. I hope you find some comfort in knowing that. Baydon
The Empty Chair...by Baydon
in grateful memory of Jamie P.
1. There's an empty chair in the room tonight.
Im listening to my home group share why he's not here tonight.
He was a runaway train on a broken track.
At the end of the line was a heart attack.
We're all dressed in black.
That train ain't coming back
to his empty chair in the room tonight.
2. There's an empty chair in the room tonight.
I'm remembering what he shared for me when it was my first night.
He could tell that I was in alot of pain.
He told me that I never had to use again...
He didn't die in vain,
he helps flag down trains
from his empty chair in the room tonight.
There's an empty chair in the room tonight.
I listen while we share for the newcomers here tonight.
They alread know it won't get better out there.
Maybe I could tell them "about the empty chair".
How trains that don't stop here
run til they crash somewhere.
Leaving empty chairs in the rooms tonight.
There are too many empty chairs in the rooms tonight. Close