I came here to
be shallow
And to watch you spill
out all your dreams
Sucked them up like a
cool drink
I was never too willing
to leave

Some empty friend
Who talked me into sleep
Sweet dreams
And threw my wings
Into the blazing sun

Coughed a castle
of crystal
Across the bright yellow
kitchen floor
Watched the roaches
grow kingly
Served them death by
the ivory sink shore

Caught up in my
thoughts a
beehive swarming
I can't swat you out your
stories are too sweet
Should've never
believed you
Why'd I ever believe you

Lyrics submitted by ruben

Empty Friend song meanings
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    General Comment
    I need more...
    xdvron February 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWhat a great song! Just like all Failure's songs.. It's a shame that this band was so underrated. It was probably one of the best alt rock bands of the 90's.

    Anyway, this could be about a friend who talked him into heroin abuse because of the "sleep" reference.
    Weskeron July 04, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis song seems to be about the addict to heroin, i mean it is not news that is what a hand full of their songs are but... *shrug*
    the empty friend= heroin and it talks him into sleeping his life away and destroying him
    kickjazzon May 19, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationThis is about a person that acts like your friend so that you can share your drugs with them, but really they aren't a very good friend at all because they wait until you're asleep then do all your drugs. He should have never believed him.
    bigAlexon July 31, 2015   Link

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