I first discovered "A Minor Incident" in a book---Nick Hornby wrote about how the song articulated his feelings about his son, who has autism. Ironically the song was written for the movie, About a Boy, based on Hornby's book, which had nothing to do with his son.
Aidan and I were driving around town, down to the river bed and then up behind Sand Flats, so he could collect rocks for a school project, when this song came on. It was an old CD of favorites, but I hadn't heard this song in at least a year, and I found myself weeping. I've listened to it almost daily since then, and love it more each time.
"There's nothing I could say
to make you try to feel okay
and nothing you could do
to stop me feeling the way I do
and if the chance could happen
that I never see you again
Just remember I'll always love you.
I'd be a better person on the other side I'm sure
You'd find away to help yourself, and find another door
to shrug off minor incidence and make us both feel proud
I just wish I could be there to see you through.
You always were the one to make us stand out in a crowd
though every once upon a while your head was in the clouds
There's nothing you could never do to ever let me down
and remember that I'll always love you."