Local Man Writes Song in Tribute to Accident Victim and Friend
Every day local musicians send us their songs in hopes we'll play them on the air.
This song stands out among the rest because of the story that goes along with it.
Brandon Kiefer wrote 'Far Too Young' in tribute to his friend, Steve Wilson, who was involved in a car accident on Cherry Quay Road in Brick in the early morning hours of November 24, less than two days after Thanksgiving.
Steve succumbed to his injuries less than two weeks later. He was only 21 years old. The driver of the car, 23-year-old Waleed Emara, also died as a result of injuries from the wreck. Brandon says Steve 'had a smile that you could never forget...a super nice guy and always stayed positive.'
Brandon told me he met Steve at Brick Skate Park about 8 years ago, when they were 12 and 13 years old, respectively. Steve went on to become a big success in the freestyle scooter world, even becoming sponsored. He was known for tricks like this one:
Brandon said via e-mail that he wrote the song because 'Steve was such a bright guy and always cheerful and he was taken away looong before he should have been.' He added that it, 'is kind of like questioning as to how these things happen and yet people still seem to take certain things for granted. My New Years resolution is to be more grateful for the little things and be kind and show love always.' [sic]
A great message for us all.
You can listen to the song here: