Trust a friend as if a faultline
Judge him as you would have blew him
Love him as you cut a fist off
Put a liar, put him through

If a friend

Hold him close enough to cut him
Brand him fate to ease the hurt
Praise him for his thoughtless actions
As you drag his bleeding heart through dirt

If a friend

Make him think he owes you conscience
Twist his side to see a tear
Slowly turn your back and leave him
Leave him lonely, show him fear

If a friend

End his wounds with salted gravel
Laughing at his screaming face
Pet his back with loaded daggers
Wipe his tears with shining razor blades

If a friend

Reassure him that he didn't fail you
Talk of death and bleed till then
Share with him as if a junkie
If a loser, if a friend

If a friend


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    General CommentGood to see someone added these songs. I gotta say those lyrics are way off.

    Judge him as you would have blew him? I don't know what that means but it sounds ridiculous.


    Trust a friend as if faultline
    judge him as you would a book
    love him as you could a thistle,
    could a liar, could a crook

    if a friend...

    Hold him close enough to cut him
    grant him faith to ease the hurt
    praise him for his thoughtless actions
    as you drag his bleeding heart through dirt

    if a friend...

    Make him think he owns your conscience
    twist his sight to see a tear
    slowly turn your back and leave him
    leave him lonely, show him fear

    if a friend...

    Mend his wounds with salt and gravel
    laughing at his screaming face
    at his back with loaded daggers
    wipe his tears with shining razor blades

    (trust me I would never... look in these eyes, would these fuck you over?)
    (if you were an enemy, come on, but not if you're a friend)

    if a friend...

    Reassure should he be fatal
    talk of death and grief 'til end
    share with him as if a junkie,
    if a loser, if a friend
    Lodyon November 19, 2009   Link
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    General CommentNever heard the song, thanks for the correct lyrics by the way, I think I understand now.
    It's about how you treat friends differently, yet the same, as enemies. Possibly a reference to the Christian maxim "love your enemies as your friends."
    Androgyneon April 30, 2013   Link

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