"For a Friend" as written by and Jimmy/coles Somerville....
I never cried the way I cried over you
As I put down the telephone and the world it carried on
Somewhere else, someone else is crying too
Another man has lost a friend, I bet he feels the way I do
Although I'm left without, I know your love within
As I watch the sun go down, watching the world fade away
All the memories of you come rushing back to me
As I watch the sun go down, watching the world fade away
All I want to do id kiss you goodbye

Summer comes and I remember how we'd march
We'd march for love and peace, together arm in arm
Tears have turned, turned to anger and contempt
I'll never let you down, a battle I have found
And all the dreams we had, I will carry on
As I watch the sun go down, watching the world fade away
All the memories of you come rushing back to me
As I watch the sun go down, watching the world fade away
All I want to do id kiss you once goodbye, goodbye
Goodbye, goodbye

And all the dreams we had, I will carry on
As I watch the sun go down, watching the world fade away
All the memories of you come rushing back to me
As I watch the sun go down, watching the world fade away
All I want to do id kiss you once goodbye, goodbye
Goodbye, goodbye


Lyrics submitted by KungFuChica

"For a Friend" as written by Richard Coles James Somerville

Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group, BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC

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    General CommentI just heard this song today...omg, this song is awesome! I got the lyrics from the cd..but there are some words I think that are a bit different, so I'm sorry about that..but, here they are!! Hope you enjoy this song..it's awesome, even though he does sing in a high voice..hehe..
    KungFuChicaon September 13, 2002   Link
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    General CommentAlthough this is a song about bereavement (I think Jimmy wrote it about a friend of his who died of aids), for me it is about when I broke up with my girlfriend of a year. It's just such a tear jerker. I've been listening to it constantly since we broke up. It's an amazing song which transcends all boundaries of sexuality, creed, kin, nationality and touches the human spirit. The line "another man has lost a friend, I bet he feels the way I do" is so simple, but it strikes the chord of common humanity that we all share, the universal emotion of sadness and grief.
    Rocksteadyon July 16, 2007   Link
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    General CommentHIV-induced sadness leads to a timeless thing of beauty.
    whoshaton January 14, 2011   Link
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    General CommentNice sax at 2:50
    whoshaton January 14, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI'm aware that this was written for Jimmy's friend who died of AIDS but believe it or not this song actually reminds me of my Grandpa. I was playing it shortly after he died and it kinda fitted as I had lost a good friend in my Grandpa.
    blueladyon March 04, 2011   Link

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