do you wanna hear something sick?
we are but victims of desire
i'm gonna shake this thing
i wanna shake this pain before i retire

i'm gonna see my friend, i'm gonna see my friend
make it go away
i'm sick of everything, i'm gonna see my friend
make it go away

buona sera, won't be long before we all walk off the wire
i'm gonna see my friend, i'm gonna see my friend
for what i require

buona sera, cut my quick
don't want my flame to get no higher

i'm gonna see my friend, i'm gonna see my friend, make it go away
i'm gonna see my friend, i'm gonna see my friend, make it go away
i'm gonna see my friend, i'm gonna see my friend, make it go away

wanna leave it all
wanna give it up
wanna see it, gone once & for all

wanna feel withdrawal
want an overhaul
wanna be there, hard as a statue
black as a tattoo, never to wash away

gonna take me an astral plane
i'm gonna tunnel through denial
i'm gonna shake this thing
i wanna shake this pain 'for i retire

i'm gonna see my friend, i'm gonna see my friend, make it go away
i'm gonna see my friend, i'm gonna see my friend, make it go away
i'm gonna see my friend, i'm gonna see my friend, make it go away


Lyrics submitted by Stephen Flow


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    My OpinionI think this song is great O-:
    henkkoon September 22, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think its about gettin rid of an addiction
    PicklesTheDrummerDoodlyDoodlyDooon February 23, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI see it as a song about suicide in a sense similar to Randy Robinson at the end of the film 'The Wrestler'. He's basically disillusioned with life or his life or something that's consumed it and he just wants to go out on his own terms. The friend I think is a friend, family member or hero who has passed, hence 'going to see' them and the suicide theory
    acphenomon April 10, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI agree with Pickles. I actually believe the entire album is about battling drug addiction. The beginning of the album has more of a chaotic sound to it bbecomes more peaceful as it goes on.

    I think this song is the addict wrestling with the idea of sobering up. He says he want to shake this thing--addiction--but also that he is sick of everything and wants to make it go away, says he wants to give up, and then says he wants an overhau. I think "my friend" is either a metaphor for his drug or a euphemism for his dealer.
    nortneybeanon October 29, 2010   Link

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