"My Friend" as written by Mark Hudson, Dominic James Miller, Toby Mckeehan, Kevin Max and Michael De Wayne Tait....
My friend says that the end holds nothing more
He don't hide his shame
Says its all the same
Like a man without a name
Old days asleep in the shade by the Brandywine
See a dog get paid
See a boy behave
Every bone deserves a grave
But I heard the Good Lord's warning
Like he might not forget by the morning
With no more terrifying thoughts of dying
Ooh oooooh oooh
My Lord, I'm climbing aboard and I'm going home
No time to lose, no time to pack
Take a step and take it back
But I heard the Good Lord's warning
Like he might not forget by the morning
With no more terrifying thoughts of dying
Ooh ooooh oooh

Keep on with the living you'll soon enough be dead
You got the whole world spinning in your head
And you don't want to give it up (don't give it up, don't give it up)
Cause no one should be sorry
We're just another day
You can say you'll be back
But you won't ever go away (won't go away, won't go away)
Cause love that never leaves is never ever welcome back
And I'm running out of skin thick enough to hide in (won't go away, won't go away)
Now hand in hand we're back in time we're chasing the train
Looking back looking back to wave goodbye
We're headed for the same disaster (don't give it up, don't give it up)


Lyrics submitted by mistaouija

"My Friend" as written by Joe Mcalinden Douglas Stewart

Lyrics © BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC , EMI Music Publishing, Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General CommentThis song starts off with two friends talking about death. The first friend is an atheist stating that there is no life after death. The singer then tells us that he has heard God and fully believes in an afterlife. The second half of the song sung by Scott is saying that you should live your life and not worry about death until it comes. And when it does comes you'll never really go away. It is a great song! Has a strong sense of hope for the afterlife.
    thebeatles7on January 25, 2014   Link
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    General Commentthis song reminds me of A Day in the Life by The Beatles.

    It has two parts by two different singers with two different paces much like the Beatles song. very cool
    jozumanon November 29, 2008   Link
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    General CommentYES DR DOG SPEAK!!!!!!!!!!
    FRANCOfrancoon May 07, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about death in my opinion.
    whaton December 15, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThe line is "like a nightmare forgot by the morning" rather than "like he might not forget by the morning."
    ThatJenniferon March 21, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is talking about a friend whose thinking about dying as the end of it all, without a possibility of an afterlife.

    love how the song turns into a second song almost when the other vocalist (dont know his name ha wish I knew dr dog better since theyre so awesome)

    bottlerocket88on May 16, 2011   Link
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    General CommentIt's wonderful how much this song can help get through hard times.
    Exwicon May 10, 2012   Link
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    Song FactIt's "See a whore get paid", not "See a dog get paid".
    WildIrishHoeson July 26, 2016   Link
  • -1
    My InterpretationThis song has spoke to me in so many different ways. Toby's part is about a friend that sees a dark ending with nothing after. "My lord, I'm climbing aboard, and I'm going home" seems like they want to die. "No time to lose, no time to pack. Take a step and take it back" sounds like they thought of death comfortably, then realized how afraid they were. "Like he might not forget by the morning" I think there was doubt that god would really help him in the past, but he realizes he's doing something wrong. And he's trying to tell him something.

    Scott's part: it sounds like he's talking to someone who has completely lost hope and wants to die. Live your life, life's short anyway. You don't want to give up on life because its overwhelming you. This person he's talking to, pushes people away. "Love that never leaves is never ever welcome back" all of this seems circuital for the person. Making the same mistakes.
    tomspeteon August 10, 2013   Link

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