"Friend Of Mine" as written by Max Collins, Tony Fagenson and Jon Siebels....
Are you feelin' that your on the brink
Of spilling some rand in the sink
It wasn't the easiest year
No I don't want you to go

Are the memories too hard to take
Rape is a word with a face
No I don't want you to go
You know I don't want you to go

Friend of mine stay alive
Don't you leave me here
All alone in a world with a chronic tear
I will always be here, I will always be here
I will always be here for you

We walked the promenade in the rain
With Velcro shoes and an ice cream stain
You're the only one who understands
Remember the place that direction you wake
And help save your generation

No I don't want you to go
You know we don't want you to go

Friend of mine stay alive
Don't you leave me here
All alone in a world with a chronic tear
I will always be here, I will always be here
I will always be here for you

Don't look back
The past is just that
We are we are we are we are, awake

Friend of mine stay alive
Don't you leave me
Friend of mine stay alive
Don't you leave me
I will always be here
I will always be here

Friend of mine stay alive
Don't you leave me here
All alone in a world with a chronic tear
I will always be here, I will always be here
I will always be here for you


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"Friend of Mine" as written by Max Collins, Tony Fagenson, Jon Siebels

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    General Commentthe lyrics say "remember that Blake said to make sure you wake and help save your generation" I have the CD book right in front of me. also it is "are you feeling that you're on the brink, of spilling some RED in the sink". guaranteed lyrics! and this song is about suicide. On the CD extras Max Collins says that he wrote it about a friend that was thinking about suicide a couple years back. Solid facts, buy the CD, its awesome!
    st_ernon November 18, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI believe this is about a friend who is contemplating suicide, and he doesn't want the friend to do it, and says he'll always be there for him.
    BD007hon April 30, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThere are obviously many typos in these lyrics, so before i start, i'd like to say that where it says "rand in the sink" i think it's supposed to be "red in the sink." Red being a synonym for blood. As BD007h said, it's about a friend wanting to commit suicide and this guy is trying to stop her (at least I think it's a her). He's recalling memories to make her change her mind and when he says "You know we don't want you to go" he's backing up his argument by telling her that he's not the only one who wants her to live. And when he says "Remember the place that you make sure you wake*And help save your generation" he's telling her what she has to look forward to (kids and stuff). Great song! I always keep this on REPEAT on my iPod.
    Ratboyon May 16, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI think the "Are the memories too hard to take* Rape is a word with a face" part is about abuse that the friend has taken like rape and stuff. I had trouble interpreting that.
    Ratboyon May 24, 2004   Link
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    General Commentwow, these lyrics are really a mess...

    most notably, "Remember the place that direction you wake/And help save your generation" should be "Remember that Blake said to make sure you wake and help save your generation"
    rbon May 25, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThe lyrics ARE a mess, but one of your corrections is wrong. It's supposed to be "Remember the place that you make sure you wake and help save your generation"
    Ratboyon June 29, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI think that his friend (whom I believe is most likely female) was raped and is now contemplating suicide. ("Are the memories too hard to take? Rape is a word with a face...") And now, he's just trying to show her that she is loved and cared about and that he doesn't want her to die. I really like Eve 6, they're pretty good. :)
    subucni421on February 18, 2005   Link
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    General CommentFirst of all, like others said, these lyrics are wrong. He does sing "remember that Blake said to make sure you wake and help save your generation" and that's "red" not "rand".

    Anyway, so, I think this song is about a friend wanting to commit suicide, "spilling some red into the sink", because she's had a terrible year and feels that she can't deal with it. She got raped, "Are the memories too hard to take / Rape is a word with a face", among other things, and he's trying to remind her that she is loved and has people there for her, "I will always be here", and the past doesn't matter any more, "The past is just that", because the future is always there to look forward to and better things are always there.
    Jerilon March 12, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI found this song really easy to interpretate, but then again my view is different from others. In my opinion, he has a female friend he cares alot about (not in love with, but you know how you care about your friends) and she has been through something harsh, obviously rape in this case, and from all the pain she feels from that incident she is turning to self harm and suicide. And basically he's trying to talk her out of it, and give her the better side of life that he as a friend can provide for her. He's recalling all the great times they had together and all the great memories they made, and saying that he'll always be there for her to rely on no matter what happens.
    sunshine_arakhanon May 19, 2005   Link
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    General CommentExellent interpretation sunshine. I had a friend who has attempted suicide on several occasions, she wasn't raped but I had a talk with her similar to the one in the song. she thought that no one cared about her because she really didn't get along with her family and was miserable. This is a great song and I urge anyone who hasn't heard it to listen to it.
    leizure_fanon May 19, 2005   Link

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