He was a friend of mine
And he was a friend of mine
Every time I think about him now
Lord I just can't keep from crying
'Cause he was a friend of mine

He was a friend of mine
And he was a friend of mine
He died on the road
A thousand miles from home
And he never harmed no one
He was a friend of mine
And he was a friend of mine

He was a friend of mine
And he was a friend of mine
Every time I think about him now
Lord I just can't keep from crying
'Cause he was a friend of mine
And he was a friend of mine


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  • +2
    General Commentreminds me a lot of her Names.
    drmnon December 27, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwas this on any of their albums?
    phillyon February 25, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think its about like a guy that might have been killed by a drunk driver.
    and how he did nothing to deserve to die.
    but thats just an assumption.
    Nova_Crashon April 12, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWillie Nelson sang this and it was on the soundtrack to Brokeback Mountain... for some reason I thought he wrote it for the movie.
    jotycoon September 21, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDylan wrote it.
    Pugachevon February 02, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt is most likely about Jesus Christ, or written with some other person in mind in a way to compare that person with Christ.
    Pugachevon February 02, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song reminds me of my friend Bill who died on vacation in Florida when he was on vacation for a football bowl game. He was a good person and it is so true what they say, "Only the good die young."

    I love Cat Power! A simple song but still a great listen.
    kristaseleneon November 01, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's not on any albums, she did it in session with John Peel, you can download it. It's a stunning version of the song.
    missmeon December 16, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love how their aren't a whole bunch of lyrics because Cat Power's voice is so painful sounding that it tells a story on its own.
    dustybreezeon October 05, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOh and Willie Nelson didn't write it. It's a traditional folk song. Bob Dylan did a particularly famous version of it.
    missmeon February 24, 2009   Link

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