"My Friend Peter" as written by and Matt Skiba Glenn Porter....
I don't care who you've been sleeping with these days
You're outta my hair
It's growing just above my smiling face that I wear
Every night I drink myself to sleep
Not thinking about you
Not thinking about anything at all

I don't care who you've been dining with these days
It's more than fair
Much rather be drinking anyways
With my friend Peter
Who lives so fucking far away
Yet not as far as you
Even though you live right down my fucking street

And I'm tired of sleeping with myself
I'm tired, all these drinks and drugs no longer help
I'm tired of lying about not thinking of you
Maybe my friend Peter can tell me what to do

I don't care who you've been kissing on these days
It's out of my hands
and in my mouth with such a pleasant taste
I need a beer to wash it all away without a trace
And then I'll drink 23 more
To wipe this stupid smile off my fucking face

I'm tired of sleeping with myself
I'm tired, all those drinks and drugs no longer help
I'm tired of lying about not thinking of you
Maybe my friend Peter can tell me what to do


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"My Friend Peter" as written by Derek R. Grant Daniel Michael Andriano

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    General Commentthis song is dedicated to my ex girlfriend.
    kris xxxon May 07, 2002   Link
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    General Commentwhoever thinks 24 beers kills a regular drinker is an idiot. he's not trying to kill himself either. the man is just trying to get loaded and forget about her.

    go to college and learn this stuff first hand. thanks.
    kaskomm09on January 27, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIm pretty sure Peter is Saint Peter, you know, the heaven guy :)
    24 beers in a row would kill ya, and i think that's the point. nothing else is helpin.
    Peace grease,
    The Full Effect
    TheFullEffect82on January 05, 2002   Link
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    General Commentyo yo. saw them live in chicago. before they played this song, they pointed to a guy in the audience who waved, etc and was introuced as "my friend peter", by skiba. the whole song has amazingly clever [if nothing else] lyrics.
    corduroyrockon April 16, 2002   Link
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    General Commentheyyers, this is a good song...sadly when i saw em live they didnt play it :(.....saw em in manchester, england.....amazing live though....face to face as one of the support bands, what more could be wanted!?
    jindivikon April 28, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti love this song.....i got a friend called peter and he helps me out like this too....makes bithcy comments about my ex out of habbit alwyas cheers me up.....if it was my song i'd dedicate it to my friend peter.....much much goodness....a great song
    sKeMo_kidon May 01, 2002   Link
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    General CommentEveryone's got their "friend peter"... the guy/girl who will drink with you after you get left by "The one", who will point out every shortcoming of that ex, and make sure you're not too drunk to make it up your stairs by the end of the night.
    poeticademonicaon May 05, 2002   Link
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    General CommentGreat song when you need that friend who will do anything for you... and you know that you'd do the same for them, no matter how far they live from you.
    This song has been on repeat the past few days, since my now ex has decided I was unworthy of a phone call from him for two weeks
    .one.last.try.on May 05, 2002   Link
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    General Commentok maybe im gettin this wrong but i dont think "peter" is a real friend he is talking about, "my friend Peter
    who lives so fucking far away
    yet not as far as you
    even though you live right down my fucking street" i think that would make peter himself i believe, and that kind of alter ego you get when you just got fucked over, where you dont want do go anwhere or do anything, but when you talk to people you want to put on the act you are fine, and doing fine hangin out with "peter" quite often. when in actuality its all about "I'm tired of sleeping with myself
    I'm tired, all those drinks and drugs no longer help
    im tired of lying about not thinking of you" but in the end "my friend Peter can tell me what to do"
    PanUarNchyKon May 09, 2002   Link
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    General CommentYou guys are fucking retards. His friend Peter is his penis, think about it.
    Incognitoon May 28, 2002   Link

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