Dear Jonas is an unrecorded song written and performed by Chelsea Seth Woodward (of The Digital Wild). The song conveys the pain and loss so many have unfortunately experienced due to the Opiate OD Epidemic. The lyrics are posted here to remind us of what Harm Reduction works to prevent.

Dear Jonas

By Chelsea Seth Woodward

 

It was quiet when you went

just the coo of your lover as she slept in

in your arms tucked in a dream

soaking up what was left of your body heat

the Sun’s got a lot of nerve to show it’s face today

and the paramedics didn’t show an ounce of sympathy

to a girl on the street

only 17

screaming you’re not just another

not just another

not just another

overdose to me

 

If God’s always right

doesn’t mean we have to like it

and if He needs you more

doesn’t mean we need you less

 

Woke up in a black cloud

floated over to our house

and I boxed up the things you’d left behind

found the courage to call home

had my Dad on the phone

and He repeated my words while my Mom cried

Then He said me and your Mom are so sorry for your loss

we want you to know that we liked him a lot

I want you to know we all liked you a lot

 

Cause you’re not just another

not just another

not just another

overdose to us

 

if God’s always right

doesn’t mean I have to like it

and if She needs you more

doesn’t mean I miss you any less