Dear friend, what's the time?
Is this really the borderline?
Does it really mean so much to you?
Are you afraid, or is it true?

Dear friend, throw the wine.
I'm in love with a friend of mine.
Really truly, young and newly wed.
Are you a fool, or is it true?

Are you afraid, or is it true?

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    General CommentIt seems a lot more of a reconciliatory song to me. Since it was written when tensions between him and John were past the peak and the "borderlines" of friendship seemed to have only the options to fade or come back to sight.

    He seems to me like the music apologizes for him while the lyrics say, "be happy for me, and we can be happy together. Unless you're so stubborn that your envy/hatred won't fade."

    The words Dear Friend seem to cry out for good times past.
    DavimusKon September 28, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song was no doubt a direct stab at John Lennon.
    majestikmoose9on February 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentCare to elaborate what makes it a stab at John Lennon? I've always heard that, but the lyrics are vague enough that it could be about anything or anyone. What do all of the questions in the song mean?

    The second verse "Dear Friend throw the wine, I'm in love..." seems to say "be happy for me, I'm in love".
    Digi-Gon June 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentSomeday it will all come out, till then, how many 100% straight guys write songs for and about each other like Lennon/McCartney did? They were each others muses, get over it. :) Is it really such a horrible thing if they were in love?
    michellerion October 15, 2012   Link

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