"A Friend I Had" as written by Bernard Belle, Gene Griffin and Teddy Riley....
And I have become, much less
Wide-eyed for your, indiscretion
And I can't understand, why you've chosen me
To keep those dreadful stories, friendly

And your eyes are darker when
The sun hits your brow
You were young once, but you're older now
You are older now

Standing in the shadow of what
You were waiting for
Standing in the shadow of what
You were waiting for

Will your faith be rewarded?
And will you ever see?
How can I know where you are, love
When you're right beside me
When you're right beside me

Standing in the shadow of what
You were waiting for
Standing in the shadow of what
You were waiting for

You are older now [Repeat x4]


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"A Friend I Had" as written by Gene Griffin Bernard Belle

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    General CommentThis song ought to end up on Smallville or Lost. It's so beautiful. The lead instrumental part reminds me of drifting down a river in an innertube. The first time I heard it was also the first time I met my first girlfriend, and so in some ways I can't listen to the song anymore, because it's turned out to be too ironically life, imitating art, imitating life. The person he's singing about, whoever it is, it sounds like someone he loves, either romantically or platonically, who has become darker and more cynical in their heart. That is the girl I remember who was standing right beside me the first time I met her, right at the moment I ever first heard Aaron say, "How can I know where you are love, when you're right beside me?". I feel now like I'm standing in her shadow, and I was waiting for her, but now she's drifted far away from me. So alternately, for me, it's about me or her. I wonder who Aaron actually wrote it for?
    CriticsAreRavingon April 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentFirst, it's "indiscretions" not "indiscretion".

    This song is lovely. I also think the lead acoustic guitar in this is wonderful. It is such a great song. And I like your analysis (or comment, I guess) CriticsAreRaving. Beautiful song.
    MCSmateon November 03, 2008   Link

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