"My old friend" as written by Steve Mcewan and Craig Michael Wiseman....
My old friend, I recall
The times we had, hanging on my wall
I wouldn't trade them for gold
'Cause they laugh and they cry me
Somehow sanctify me
They're woven in the stories I have told, and tell again
My old friend, I apologize
For the years that have passed
Since the last time you and I
Dusted off those memories
The running and the races
The people and the places
There was always somewhere else I had to be
And time gets thin, my old friend
Don't know why
Don't know why
Don't know why
Don't know why

My old friend, this song's for you
'Cause a few simple verses was the least that I could do
To tell the world that you were here
'Cause the love and the laughter
Will live on long after
All of the sadness and the tears
We'll meet again
My old friend...goodbye

My old friend
My old friend

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"My Old Friend" as written by Craig Wiseman Steve Mcewan

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Round Hill Music Big Loud Songs

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    General Commentsad but beauitiful
    country_metalon November 08, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti really like this song it reminds me of tom petty. is there a song that this was patterned off of? i remember when it came out it seemed like i had felt this song before
    hoeitschrison March 17, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song came out just one month after I lost my best friend Aaron. I've been devestated ever since, naturally. I work at a movie theatre and I was cleaning one of the auditoriums when this song came on..I'd never heard it before but I loved it right away because it spoke right to me. I love every line because I couldn't have said it better.
    Sleepagenton April 18, 2006   Link
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    General CommentClearly this song is about his Father Tug McGraw who died
    Bostonredsock5on April 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentMaybe I’m feeling melancholy, or it’s too little sleep, but I keep playing this song over and over and thinking of my Dad. Like I’ve read about Tim and his Father not being especially close, neither were we. I was sure that when he was gone I’d be free of all the heavy trips and disagreements about my decisions – I was wrong. If there’s anything to take from this song, it’s that regret is bitter medicine.
    Sharp Cheddaron June 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAfter this song was played on a local radio station last night, the D.J. said the song was about records (as in 45s). Huh??
    twcfan92on December 14, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThat DJ is a moron.
    CBGB87on February 13, 2008   Link
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    MemoryThis song make me think about my best friend Mike.

    See you on the other side brother.
    jeitzenon March 31, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI know that this song is about someone dying, but it reminds me about my old best friend. We were so close, and then we grew apart and hung out less often. Now it's kind of too late for us to be friends again, high school changed everything. It's ironic, because our families are really close, so I see her but I don't really know her and I still miss her. It is kind of like "my old friend" because I was friends with the old her, and the new her is someone I hardly recognize.
    xsaraisonxx3on October 06, 2009   Link
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    General CommentIm an 18 year old professional cage fighter. You'd think i'd be all tough and badass and such, but this song makes me cry every single time i hear it. Ive listened to it at will hundreds of times and cannot stop myself from crying everytime. I had two grandparent figures,(not actually related) they pretty much raised me and made me the person I am today. As I grow older, we talk less and less untill this last month. I took this song to heart and go out of my way to see them every week. I dont want to have other places to be, their older and will soon move on to a better place. I dont want to ever regret not sharing out love and memories. I love you Linda and Brian. You'll always be in my heart.
    cnyfighteron May 06, 2011   Link

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