You don't worry about tomorrow anymore, cause you're dead.
Or does anything still echo? Is there any trace left?
Well, I know she still remembers, she sleeps with your picture by her bed.
They shaved your face and they washed your hair clean,
You were wearing the jacket that I met you in.

Well, how could I not have guessed?
She would fall in love with the first boy she kissed in a casket?
God damn it.
God damn, I miss my dead friend.

We buried your body into the hard Oklahoma ground.
John Paul Allison, the orphan boy Pope.
Now she waits for you to haunt her,
She sleeps with your ghost at night in bed.
When you died, you were only twenty-six,
The most real person that I've ever met.

Well, how could I not have guessed?
She would fall in love with the first boy she kissed in a casket?
God damn it.
God damn, I miss my dead friend.

Your cold dead hands, your cold dead lips,
Your cold dead heart, your cold dead kiss.

Well, how could I not have guessed?
She would fall in love with the first boy she kissed in a casket?
God damn it.
God damn, I miss my dead friend.


Lyrics submitted by AarnKrry, edited by baleu

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    General CommentI listened to this song for the first time right around the news was announced that one of my friends had just died---this song came out at the perfect time for a moment of much needed healing

    Brilliant song off of a great new album
    River Wolfon January 24, 2014   Link
  • 0
    My OpinionAfter a few listens to this song, it almost seems to me like a continuation or linked to the song 'Because of the shame' of White Crosses. Just a thought.
    Turtlefoxon January 30, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWonder if the Andrew Jackson Jihad song "Dead Best Friend" is a response to this song.
    Crane42on July 09, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe Dead Friend is John Paul Allison.
    Because of the shame is about C.C. Walker, a girl.
    axelwichton October 26, 2014   Link
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    General CommentThe Dead Friend was a roadie for when Against Me were on tour, and the dude was really good friend to Laura Jane Grace.
    River Wolfon August 20, 2017   Link

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