Worley’s Video Honors His Late “Friend”

As Darryl Worley filmed the video for “I Miss My Friend,” he found peace of mind by honoring the memory of two of his own friends. “About 16 years ago, I’d gotten to know this older lady who had a 9-year-old daughter,” he says in a new record company bio. “The relationship had progressed to where I thought I would introduce her to my family. She and her daughter went away for a week, to Florida. The day before she was to come back home, I talked to her on the phone and told her I was going to take her to meet my mom. But they were killed in a car accident the next morning. There was no closure, no chance to say goodbye. She went away and left this feeling in my heart. It was horrible. It all came out the night we shot the video for ‘I Miss My Friend’ – it was therapy; it was like a million pounds were being lifted from my shoulders. The director didn’t know my story at all, but out of the blue he knelt down and said, ‘You never got a chance to say goodbye, did you?’ It made the hair on the back of my neck stand up. He said, ‘This is your chance, once and for all. Tell her all the things you wished you could have told her.’ Needless to say, there wasn’t a whole lot of acting going on. It was an unbelievable experience. I’ll never forget it.” 05/31/02