02 / 04 – Friend of the Family

Track 2 & 4: Friend Of The Family

(1.)
Ten years ago, you started university,
new town, new clothes, new liberty,
new clubs, new friends and lots of laughs;
and for you, the world was not enough.
One of your friends was this guy;
you really liked him, never told him, you were too shy.
you were certain that there was no rush;
he liked you, too, and you enjoyed the blush.

(2.)
You had a good time and so it went;
then you found out that he was dating your friend.
You were too slow – but still:
she knew how you felt but she went in for the kill.
You couldn’t bear watching them holding hands,
but then again, you’d be loosing two friends.
You decided to stay close;
perhaps it won’t last…who knows?

(Chorus) And you would be the
Friend of the Family, Friday night babysitter,
shopping trip company, birthday party dress-fitter.
Hardest place you’ve ever been in;
you’d do anything to be with him.

(3.)
As her bride’s maid by her side
with so much to say and so much to hide.
He looked so smart in his suit…
and this all led you to conclude:
You would keep her in your life;
love her as a friend and hate her as his wife.
It hurts and feels good to be close,
dreaming it won’t last…who knows?

(Chorus) And you are the
Friend of the Family, Friday night babysitter,
shopping trip company, birthday party dress-fitter.
Hardest place you’ve ever been in;
you’d do what it takes to be with him.

(4.)
You mind the kids one Friday night,
watch TV by their fireside.
They come home, just a quick “Hello”,
she goes straight upstairs to check on Jenny and Joe.
He sits down with you, and over tea
he tells you about the movie and their tragedy.
Five years married, time has shown:
this thing mightn’t last…who knows?

(Chorus)

(5.)
And you listen, you’re his friend.
#SecretlyHoping that he’d understand.
You look him in the eyes as you say goodnight,
he just takes your hand…and smiles.

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