I could have saved a life that day,

But I choose to look the other way,

It wasnít that I didnít care,

I had the time, and I was there.

 

But I didnít want to seem a fool,

Or argue a safety rule.

I knew heíd done the job before,

If I called it wrong, he might get sore.

The chances didnít seem that bad,

Iíve done the same, he knew I had.

 

So I shook my head and walked on by,

He knew the risks as well as I.

He took the chance, I closed an eye,

And with that act, I let him die.

 

I could have saved a life that day,

But I choose to look the other way.

Now every time I see his wife,

I know I should have saved his life.

 

That guilt is something I must bear,

But it isnít something that you share.

If you see a risk that others take,

That puts their health or life at stake.

The question asked, or thing you say,

Could have them live another day.

 

If you see a risk and walk away,

Then I hope you never have to say,

I could have saved a life that day,

But I chose to look the other way.

 

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