"I've Got This Friend" as written by Joy Williams and John White....
I've got this friend
I don't think you know him
He's not much for words
He's hid in his hardened way

Oh I've got this friend
A loveless romantic
All that he really wants
Is someone to want him back

Oh, if the right one came
If the right one came along
Oh, If the right one came, along

I've got this friend
I don't think you know her
She sings a simple song
It sounds a lot like his

Oh I've got this friend
Holding onto her heart
Like it's a little secret
Like it's all she's got to give

Oh, if the right one came
If the right one came along
Oh, if the right one came, along

It'd be such a shame
(If they never meet)
She sounds lovely
(He sounds right out of a dream)
If only
(If only)
If only

Oh
Oh, if the right one came
If the right one came along
Oh, (I've got this friend) if the right one came
If the right one came along
Oh, (I've got this friend)
If the right one came, along


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"I've Got This Friend" as written by John Paul White Joy Elizabeth Williams

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  • +5
    General CommentThis song is about two narrator's expressing their feelings for each other, under the facade that they are discussing the romantic potential of their two "friends."

    I love how the two are presented as incredibly guarded, "Holding onto her heart like it's a little secret"

    The Civil Wars are music.

    Beautiful lyrics.
    foxthevineon March 06, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI would have to say that this is it exactly.

    It would certainly be a shame if they never meet.
    austinburnson March 11, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWhat a flirtacious song :)
    They are head over heels for eachother, this gent and gal!
    aerdnaswishaon April 08, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGosh, why are we so coy? It's sweet & charming. But MAN it can be frustrating.
    SteveOramaon June 05, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSuch a beautiful song!

    I think it's a gorgeous description of two friends. I know I've "had a friend" like that before. So sweet.
    hequestrianon July 05, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI really love this song. I thought the lyric was, "He's hidden his heart away," not "hid in his hardened way," but I like both. :)
    cheeseburgerson March 14, 2012   Link

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