"Friends" as written by and Ryan Adams....
As pretty as a song
A song could ever be
Like Christmas on a river
Without a boat or Christmas tree
This afternoon with you was something like a letter
The kind that someone writes but never sends
And when you look at me like that
I know someday it's gonna end
And when you get old
I bet you miss your friends

As angry as a breeze
Tugging hard upon the sails
I been moving through these streets forever
From Baltimore to Amsterdam
These things inside me they repeat like broken records
Spinning pretty somethings behind my eyes
And when I can´t look at you
I can paint you picture perfectly in my mind
And when I get old
I´m gonna miss you all the time

That wind up in the trees
Scattering bluebirds all over the place
Shuffling children in the piles of leaves
I wish I was the wind that touched your face
This afternoon with you was something like a letter
The kind that someone writes but never sends

And when you´re good to me
It makes me blue because some day it´s gonna end
And when we pass on
I bet you miss your friends
I bet you miss your friends
I bet you miss your friends


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"Friends" as written by Ryan Adams

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    General CommentThis is what I hear.... good song too.


    As pretty as a song
    A song could ever be
    Like Christmas on a river
    Without a boat or Christmas tree
    This afternoon with you was something like a letter
    The kind that someone writes but never sends
    And when you look at me like that
    I know that someday it's gonna end
    And when you go
    I bet you miss your friends

    As angry as a breeze
    Tuggin' hard up on the sails
    I've been moving through these dreams forever
    From Baltimore to Amsterdam
    These things inside me they repeat like broken records
    Spinning pretty things behind my eyes
    And when I can't look at you
    I can paint your picture perfectly in my mind
    And when I get old
    I'm gonna miss you all the time

    That wind up in the trees
    Scattering bluebirds all over the place
    Shuffling children and the piles of leaves
    I wish I was the wind that touched your face
    This afternoon with you was something like a letter
    The kind that someone writes but never sends
    And when you're good to me
    It makes me blue because someday it's gonna end
    And when we pass on
    I bet you miss your friends
    Bet you miss your friends
    Bet you miss your friends...
    keller8902on April 06, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti bet i miss my friends... i think just about anything ryan adams does is genius
    orangeguitargirlon September 20, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentCorrection:
    Been moving through these streets forever
    From BALTIMORE to Amsterdam
    This afternoon with you was something like a letter
    The kind that someone writes but never sends


    Check the book that comes with the CD....
    indieisloveon December 11, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhere is the last verse?
    keller8902on February 13, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWhere is the last verse?
    keller8902on February 13, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthese lyrics are all wrong... mayb i have a different version but some of the sentences are similar but the principle is different. there are verses missing, and sentences too!! hello???? this is the best song so write the right lyrics!!!!!:S
    icockerellon March 28, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYeah, I have the above lyrics too... I know that he recorded an older version of this song called "Dear Anne" its on the Swedish Sessions, i believe... but anyway, I think he put it on Cold Roses and entitled it "Friends" because Friends is one of his favorite shows and it was going off the air?
    ShotGunGirlon February 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI personally don't think he named it after a show. To me, the song is about loving someone and knowing that life is going to take you in different directions...both of which life so inevitably invokes (loving and leaving, in one way or another).

    One of my favorites.
    Phitch86on April 23, 2007   Link
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    General Commentshotgungirl: i think you are referring to his song "for beth," which is another version of the song. i looked up "dear anne" and it was completely a different song
    cold_roseson July 27, 2007   Link

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