"Friends And Foe" as written by Glen Hansard, David Odlum, Joseph Doyle, Colm Macconiomaire and David John Hingerty....
Turning with the listless
And staying close behind
And the arms that once held you
Have receded over time

And the little love I had
For all my friends and foe
And the little lines we've drawn between us all have
Taken hold

In the early morning walking
And the pressure in the night
And the walls that held you with us
Have fallen out of sight

And the little love I had
For all my friends and foe
And the little lines we've drawn between us all have
Taken hold

And the little love I had
For all the friends I know
And the little time we got to share was worth it
After all

Now we work it out in silence
And the subplot to the end
And it's falling out of favor
I've seen it where I am

And the little love I had
For all my friends and foe
And the little lines we've drawn between us all have
Taken hold

And the little love I had
For all the friends I know
And the little time we got to share was worth it
After all




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"Friends and Foe" as written by David Odlum Colm Macconiomaire

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    General CommentThis song has to be about the death of Mic Christopher after a performance. He was Glen Hansard's closest friend (they lived together in Dublin from when they were both sixteen for a few years). It was a tragic loss of talent, and this song is a beautiful testament to his memory.
    CHAKAon April 28, 2005   Link
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    General CommentOh, Mic Christophr didn't die after his gig, he fell and hit his head. He died later in hospital. JUst getting the facts straight...
    CHAKAon April 28, 2005   Link
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    General CommentUm, I don't see how you get this as a song about Mic Christopher. Please explain.

    To me it's about
    - love that changes over time, that falls away or ends [the arms that once held you have receded over time / the walls that held you with us have fallen out of sight]. This could be death, but doesn't need to be.
    - lines we draw between us, keeping us apart or together, depending on whether we label ourselves 'friend' or 'foe'.
    And then, that despite all the forces that keep us separate, the times we spend together are worth it, even if we can't stay together forever, even if it has to end.
    frejaon July 14, 2010   Link

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