Listen close, as close as I am to you
like the bell of liberty I'll ring a sound that's true

and days go by and seasons too
in time our love may digress with the words we can renew

I tell you that I
I love you by and by
I don't know if I'd survive
without a friend like you in my life

and I know words can can be the worst to prevail
how it is I feel for you it's hard for me to say
but if we keep it simple I think it's better that way
tangeled words tend to lead my messages astray

I tell you that I
I love you by and by
and I don't know if I'd survive
without a friend like you in my life

this web we weave holds us hand in hand
and if we loosen our grips we may weaken these strands
so lets reinforce our love and let it echo through the land
if we don't we may find ourselves washed up with the sand

I tell you that I
I love you by and by
and I don't know if I'd survive
without a friend like you in my life


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    General Commenti think bretts in love with a friend that only see's him as a friend, and while he wants more he knows that just having that person in his life is a blessing "i dont know if i'd survive without a friend like you in my life". also, i think he shows a simpler truer love, he's telling her he loves her and that it's simple and pure "but if we keep it simple i think it's better that way tangled words tend to lead my messages astray" He cant try to explain his love, questioning it and analysing it is pointless, its simple and clear and thats how we should be. I think its amazing how he conveys such powerful love without using the word once.
    holyroller10on April 10, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI'm almost positive that the line should read "I know words can can be the worst to purvey"

    It makes much more sense that way; saying that words are not the best way to reveal how we feel.
    valerina3949on April 08, 2009   Link

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