"The Gambler" by Kenny Rogers was one of my Dad's favorite songs when I was 7 years old. He taught me the lessons of life could be learned in a song. For example,
My Dad could read people. And he could read me.
My Dad did just that. He took an overdose of his oxycotins on September 6, 2011.
You got to know when to hold 'em,
Know when to fold 'em,
Know when to walk away---
And know when to run.
You never count your money
When you're sittin' at the table.
There'll be time enough for countin'
When the dealing's done.
He means count your money after you are dead, not while you're living.