For an instance we did share a glance
I was there and I had a chance
I could have saved a life yesterday
If I had not chosen to part my way

For the rules that are knowingly unknown
He left few lives all on their own
I could have saved a life yesterday
If I had called out aloud a hey

For the mournful misery that he left behind
Following the path to a petition unsigned
I could have saved a life yesterday
If it wasn’t for a split delay

For closing my eyes was a decision unwise
He was taking a risk which lead to his demise
Filled with this guilt I never had to stay
If I could have saved a life yesterday

Seeing people with the risks they take
That puts their health or life at stake
Put up a question right away
To help them live another day

Perceiving a danger and walking away
Is a hideous act in its own way
With this I hope you never have to say
I could have saved a life yesterday