I didn't know how much you needed me.
Well, it wasn't really me you needed was it?
You needed, someone, anyone who would listen.
Maybe I would've noticed sooner
Had I not kept myself busy.
Or had I not been too shy to ask.
I hate that I don't care more fiercely.
You were obviously hurting because you been through a lot
And I'm not the type to go and stir the pot.
Don't worry though, I'll try to make up for lost time.
I'll try to be the friend you've needed,
The one who asks you the questions others are afraid to,
The one who sticks by you through the good and the bad,
The one who gives you brotherly advice.
Because you are important to me;
You do matter.
So let me show it this time
Let me help you carry your burdens.
You can rest on me.
You can call me brother.
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