Go where the music is playing
He said the song reminded him of us but he felt badly since "I" had to be the protector and him the protected. He was in the music business for over 50 years and it's really hard for him to accept the fact that the "music" portion of his life is behind him and he wonders what he has to look forward to.
We also saw Paul Revere and The Raiders and he commented that he used to be every bit as good of a bass player as the one in his band. If he had taken a different path, he could have been just as famous as any one of them - but he would have been in another world, and not mine and that's what is important. At one point in our married life (about 15 years ago), he was encouraged to audition to be the bass player for John Michael Montgomery but he turned it down. I told him that if he had gone ahead and done this, then maybe his life would have turned out differently. He's not sure but says that his health may have still gone "south" on him and then he would have been without the health insurance that has kept us afloat for the past several years.
I don't know for sure, but I do know that he is still my hero, no matter who has to be the protector.