I am aware that this song is about someone who has lost a child. However, I like to imagine it being about a person that you’ve loved deeply and that you’re not together with right now… “Today could have been the day that you blow out your candles and make a wish as you close your eyes” to me is about you and that person’s “could-have” been anniversary/wedding day. This individual has great respect for this woman and even her mother. He cherishes her more than life itself.
“One thing is evident, would have given you all I have, would have loved you like no other.”