September 23, 2012
As powerful as “Live Like You Were Dying” was, it was really about inspiring those who had nothing but life ahead of them. It bore little relevance to the experience of actually finding out your life might be coming to an end.
If that song had been written in the first person by someone actually staring down the barrel of the gun, it would sound exactly like “Is it Already Time.”
I wasn’t aware that Wade Hayes, one of the most promising young stars of the mid-nineties, was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. I was just curious to hear if he’d crafted a comeback single. It’s rare that a song renders me speechless. All I’m going to say is that I’ve witnessed the horrific moment captured in this song far too often with far too many of those close to me.
Yes, it’s just like this. I can’t believe he was able to make a song out of it. But it’s a song for the ages. I hope it gets to those who need to hear it the most.
Written by Wade Hayes