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We Can Never Be Friends

April 6, 2011

It’s always funny – like I’ve been writing music since I was a (very young) teen, but I sometimes forget about my general proficiency as a songwriter, only to be reminded at the most random of times.  My favourite of which are when, in times of emotional turmoil, I randomly find myself singing one of my own tracks over and over for comfort instead of the standard issue ‘Best of the Power Ballads : Volume 11’.

This is a little something I wrote back in maybe 2004 that is easily one of the top five best overall songs I’ve ever written, both in a melodic and lyrical sense.  Since I’m completely sauced right night, I’ll no doubt go through the reasons that this is emotional relevant soon enough, but it’s provided me with a lot of comfort these last few days, which amuses me no end since it’s basically musical masturbation.

I remember Liz Phair saying in an interview for the Somebody’s Miracle album that a lot of the songs she writes she views down the track as ‘pre-writes’.  Basically, it’s when you write a song but don’t realise the true value or meaning of it til a few years down the track when it *really* relates to your own life.  This is one song that I really feel that way about..

 

We Can Never Be Friends

I’ll never let you know how much you made me cry
You’ll never know how much I wish you meant it when you said goodbye

‘Cuz you keep pulling, pushing me aside
I wish you’d drown in all these tears I cried
‘Cuz all your separate rules just crash, collide
and I just want you to want me like I really want you
and I want you to touch me like I wanna touch you…

Don’t waste my time – We can never be friends
Don’t be so blind – We can never be friends
You must be high – We can never be friends
You will never be mine and we can never be…

I lie awake wishing I could confide in you
I lie awake at night wishing that I was still inside of you

‘Cuz you keep pulling, pushing me away
I wish you’d drown in all the words you say
‘Cuz you can’t keep on having it both ways
I just want you to tell me what you really want
Why won’t you play the hand that you already got..

Don’t waste my time – We can never be friends
Don’t be so blind – We can never be friends
You must be high – We can never be friends
You will never be mine and we can never be…

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