It's a sunny day in heaven
And no one is around
To open the gates
And I'm waiting for you
My fairweather friend
Absent in the end
Absent in the end
The one thing I can count on
Is nothing much at all
The one thing that I'm sure about
Is that you won't be anywhere around me when I fall
I'd like to think I wouldn't die for you, but you know I would
'Cause that's the fool I am
And that's the rule you bend
Absent in the end
My fairweather friend

The one thing I can count on
Is nothing much at all
The one thing that I'm sure about
Is that you won't be anywhere around me when I fall
I'd like to think I wouldn't die for you, but you know I would
'Cause that's the fool I am
And that's the rule you bend
Absent in the end
My fairweather friend

My fairweather friend

It's a sunny day in heaven

It's a sunny day in heaven
And no one is around
To open the gates
And I'm waiting for you
My fairweather friend
Absent in the end
Absent in the end
The one thing I can count on
Is nothing much at all
The one thing that I'm sure about
Is that you won't be anywhere around me when I fall
I'd like to think I wouldn't die for you, but you know I would
'Cause that's the fool I am
And that's the rule you bend
Absent in the end
Love you only bend
Wounds you'll never mend
My fairweather friend

My fairweather friend


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    General CommentThis song goes straight into my heart. It's just so wonderful.
    Ophelia306on January 20, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI really love this song because it describes how I feel about a lot of my so called "friends".
    meaurelon March 30, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI agree with you Meaurel.
    I can honestly 90% of my friends remind me of this song.
    demented-faerie.xon October 16, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think of the fairweather friend as alcohol. But maybe that's just me because I'm an alcoholic :/
    Rhodaon December 25, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationI'm not sure if the song was meant to be this, but I thought it sounded a bit like someone who never had any of her prayers answered.
    TelepathicKateon March 28, 2009   Link
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    General Commentto me this sounds like it's about someone's friend who didn't make it into heaven with her.
    studiokillon May 30, 2009   Link
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    General CommentA Fairweather friend reminds of someone who is there when the going is good, but isn't there when things are bad, and they will be absent in the end, because the end (for most people) isn't something good.

    "The one thing that I'm sure about
    Is that you won't be anywhere around me when I fall"

    This supports the fact that the friend is one who doesn't stick around too much.

    "I'd like to think I wouldn't die for you, but you know I would
    'Cause that's the fool I am"

    This shows that even though she knows that this friend won't be around, she will still be completely loyal to them, no matter what, even if they leave.

    "Absent in the end
    Love you only bend
    Wounds you'll never mend
    My fairweather friend"

    This further shows the abuse (emotional) that the relationship entails, bending of rules, opinions, wounds and the such.

    This song is amazing, simplistic and lyrically full of ideas and thoughts.
    Ahamkaraon December 22, 2009   Link
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    General Commentshe just sings the song through twice

    I wonder if the song would fly if it where 90 seconds
    Matt Holckon September 18, 2010   Link

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