"We're Just Friends" as written by and Jeffrey Scott/bennett Tweedy....
Over and over and over again
I say that were just friends

Forget the implications
Infatuations end
If loves so easy, why is it hard
I can't imagine ever being apart
I'll come back to you
It'd be brand new
But I promise
We're just friends

Over and over and over again
I try to make amends
For everything I've done wrong
My whole world just spins
Make some coffee, hold me up
Try to talk me out of giving up
I'll come back to you
It'll be brand new
But I promise
We're just friends


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"We're Just Friends" as written by Jay Bennett Jeff Tweedy

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    General CommentHey, Jeff Tweedy, wanna stop writing songs about my life? Actually, keep doing it, but stop making me want to cry, thanks.
    heyironyon February 25, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt seems like whenever a woman breaks it off with a man, they still want to be just friends. When the man ends up staying friends, they usually want more -- a reconciliation of the relationship.

    He regrets all the ways he fucked up in the relationship and is trying to tell her it won't be like last time -- I'm different now. I promise we're just friends though, if that's the only way I can have you, I'll take what I can get.
    Mansons49thBeardon March 05, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis kind of reminds me of when I was in middle school in a lot of ways. Which is ridiculous cause a beautiful song like this shouldn't be related to something so juvenile.

    But uhm. I started hanging out with a friend of mine's older brother and his friends. He was two years older. And at the time that seemed like a very large gap. He was really cute. And I was very awkward at the time.

    One of his friends would constantly make jokes about how apparently we were secretly in love cause we had so much stuff in common, I guess. Or something like that. I always relentlessly denied it. My self esteem was low so I mostly thought they were just being mean to me.

    He and I actually became bestfriends for awhile. And I eventually did develop feelings for him - two years later. And about that time I found out that those jokes weren't just slander. He had divulged to his friend that he liked me but that guy being the asshole that he is thought it would be funny to razz him about it. I had been rejecting him so harshly for so long he really did just see me as a friend. So I just kept having to say it every time one of those stupid jokes was made.

    He and I talked about it much later. I see this song as his point of view.
    Mymsicalon August 22, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love the simplicity of this song.
    hellobonjouron February 09, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMy whole world just spins** right?
    My Purple-Black Eyeon April 27, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song hits close to home these days...
    Spock_123on April 13, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMy Purple-Black Eye, the lyrics "My whole world just ends" are correct. He's saying that he regrets all the wrong things he's done that ended the relationship so much that he feels like his world is over.
    risingphoenix3on May 20, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt should be "try to talk me out of giving* up"
    sunmoonandstarson October 22, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti hate this song because it hurts to listen
    Monkertrolon February 04, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt hurts to listen to this song, but I can't NOT listen to it.

    I love how you can hear the pain in his voice.
    Cameron5tevenson February 06, 2007   Link

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