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The song I Wish You Were Here by Jamie Foxx helped me cope with the death of my grandmother who was a big part of my life I remember the day my mom bought the Jamie Foxx Unpredictable album in 2005 We listen to it and heard the song I Wish You Were Here Come to find out the following week he was performing it live on television and I could feel his pain and see his tears fall from his eyes as he sung That is when I realized he was talking about his grandmother that had passed away I could relate to this song because on January 3 2013 my grandmother Willie Mae Hicks had passed away My heart felt empty and I needed something to help me cope with my emotions So I started looking up songs that could help soothe the pain I was feeling All of sudden I remembered the song I Wish You Were Here by Jamie Foxx In the opening of the song you can hear Foxx typing on a type writer a letter to his grandma which accumulates the song I Wish You Were Here In the first verse of the song Foxx talks mentions the advice his grandma use to tell him growing up as a child For example Son walk upright And straighten yo tieYou dont want one of those good jobs to pass you by Dont act no fool Im watching you Those lines remind me of the talks my grandma use to have with me She would tell me to always dress nice and act like I had good sense I cherished the advice she would give me because it helped make me who I am todayAlso in the chorus he talks about how he wishes his grandmother was still here to see the man he has become and celebrate his founding success I wish you were here To see the things
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