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Brent McDonald, 1998 scholar, performs his original composition "Lost, Helplessly" at the 2009 Byrnes luncheon.Lost, Helplessly

Brent McDonald, 1998 scholar, provided entertainment at the 2009 luncheon by singing his original composition "Lost, Helplessly" in honor of the experience shared by many Byrnes Scholars.

I remember thinking, why's this happening to me
I remember sinking, falling to my knees,
Weeping out for answers, but no one seemed to mind.
Looking up to heaven, why's it got to be his time?
And I cried, "How far will I fall? If they can't save him
Who's gonna save me?" But I guess you have heard the call.

You gave me hope when I was lost.
You helped me cope when I thought everything was gone.
And how could the sun shine through such a tragedy?
You are the light when I was lost, helplessly.

The day he died fell on me like a rain that never ends.
The clouds were my memory and the drops were surely tears
Falling on the kitchen floor as I thought about my life.
"Where do I go?" I need advice. Everything's out of line.
As I cried you answered the call. You couldn't save him
But you're gonna save me. You just wouldn't let me fall.

You gave me hope when I was lost.
You helped me cope when I thought everything was gone.
And how could the sun shine through such a tragedy?
You are the light when I was lost, helplessly.

I was fading away. There was no escape from the emptiness
Alone in my dark was no place to hide
You gave me hope when I was lost.
You helped me cope when I thought everything was gone.
And how could the sun shine through such a tragedy?
You are the light when I was lost, helplessly.

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