First off, I must say that I ABSOLUTELY LOVE Adam Gontier, the lead singer of Three Days Grace. He’s such an incredible person that has gotten through a lot over the past few years. I’m really proud of him. I recently saw a video on the band’s website where he was visting a sick kid in the hospital who was waiting for a kidney transplant and couldn’t go to their show that night. So Adam decided to stop by and visit him and he also played an acoustic version of “Never Too Late” in his hospital room.
Never Too Late ironically hit the radio shortly before the death of a family friend that committed suicide. Since then, it has reminded me of that person, who has been gone almost four years now. He listened to the same type of music I do and I’ve always wondered if he knew this song, and if not, I wish he would have. It’s a song that really gives a positive message: even if things seems hopeless, there’s always a way to get through it without letting it all go. The line that really reminds me of him is, Even if I say it’ll be alright, still I hear you say you want to end your life. Now and again we try to just stay alive, maybe we’ll turn it around ’cause it’s not too late, it’s never too late.
This song was on the band’s second album entitled One-X. The cover also reminded me of the family friend as well. It had a paper cut out stream of people and one of the people had an “x” over them. The number of remaining people left were the exact same amount as the immediate family he left behind: his parents, sister, wife, and two daughters. To see the album cover, click here. When I first realized that, the album suddenly had a deeper meaning to it.
I really believe this album would have spoken to him and I wish he was still here to listen to it…Rest in Peace.