I'll never get to know my friend Steven
He thought he found an answer
He was my friend since kindergarten
And then I watched him disappear

I'll never get to know my friend Melisa
She had a baby when she was sixteen
And now she works in a mall in Florida
Sometimes I wonder who she could have been

I'll never get to know my mom's friend Bonnie
She's the one who made me want to be an artist
She could paint the prettiest pictures
Until both her lungs collapsed

I'll never get to know my mom's friend Harry
He had a low scratchy growl of a voice
He'd sing "make me an angel that flies from Montgomery"
And then he drank himself to death

I'll never get to know my sister
Because my sister is a crack head
But thank God I remember
When she was just a little kid

I'll never get to know my dad
Because my dad lives in a dream
And even though I think he's the best
He seems so far from everything

And I'll never get to know my mom
Because my mom is an alcoholic
And I bet when she was young
She never saw it coming

You might wonder why I'm an asshole
Or wonder I'm so uptight
Or wonder why I don't just chill out
And learn how to have a good time
But sometimes I'm scared right out of my mind
And sometimes I just get angry
Because I've been let down by the people that I love
But I will not let down the people who love me


Lyrics submitted by KeasbyKnights, edited by Samsters

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    General CommentWell, I have a feeling that he might be referring to all the people in his life that he has seen leave and who'll he'll never get to know. Haha, but that might just be me. Great song.
    oh,and_theblues.on June 14, 2006   Link
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    General CommentHe said it was an anti-substance song at PIX
    KeasbyKnightson July 29, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"this guy is magnificintly bad. its awesome how bad he is. but i love it"

    Wrong. Paul Baribeau is purely fucking amazing.
    RedDwarfon September 19, 2007   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningIt seems like this song is about all the people in his life that had potential to be absolutely great people; the people that had a future and, in one way or another, ruined it.
    katrinyoon November 02, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis guy is magnificintly bad. its awesome how bad he is. but i love it
    LOTR4LIFE!!on November 30, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is about why the narrator chooses not to use drugs or alcohol.
    charmingtediouson December 23, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentpaul baribeau is wonderful and definitely not an asshole, as suggested in this song. this song makes me sad. that's life though, i guess.
    invertedcompasson September 23, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is definitely his real life. watch this.

    youtube.com/…
    dinnerforlunchon September 25, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song so much :)
    kellyKILLUHon February 17, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentoh my god..
    itsjessie13on January 10, 2010   Link

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