"Graduation (Friends Forever)" as written by and Josh/fitzpatrick Deutsch....
And so we talked all night about the rest of our lives
Where we're gonna be when we turn twenty five
I keep thinking times will never change
Keep on thinking things will always be the same
But when we leave this year, we won't be coming back
No more hanging out 'cause we're on a different track
And if you got something that you need to say
You better say it right now 'cause you don't have another day
Cause we're moving on and we can't slow down
These memories are playing like a film without sound
And I keep thinking of that night in June
I didn't know much of love
But it came too soon
And there was me and you
And then we got real cool
Stay at home talking on the telephone with me
We'd get so excited, we'd get so scared
Laughing at ourselves thinking life's not fair
And this is how it feels

As we go on
We remember
All the times we
Had together
And as our lives change
Come whatever
We will still be
Friends forever

So if we get the big jobs
And we make the big money
When we look back now
Will our jokes still be funny?
Will we still remember everything we learned in school
Still be trying to break every single rule?
Will little brainy Bobby be the stockbroker man?
Can Heather find a job that won't interfere with her tan?
I keep, I keep thinking that it's not goodbye
Keep on thinking it's a time to fly
And this is how it feels

As we go on
We remember
All the times we
Had together
And as our lives change
Come whatever
We will still be
Friends forever

La, la, la, la
Yeah, yeah, yeah
La, la, la, la
We will still be friends forever

Will we think about tomorrow like we think about now?
Can we survive it out there?
Can we make it somehow (somehow)?
I guess I thought that this would never end
And suddenly it's like we're women and men
Will the past be a shadow that will follow us 'round?
Will these memories fade when I leave this town
I keep, I keep thinking that it's not goodbye
Keep on thinking it's a time to fly

As we go on
We remember
All the times we
Had together
And as our lives change
Come whatever
We will still be
Friends forever

As we go on
We remember
All the times we
Had together
And as our lives change
Come whatever
We will still be
Friends forever

As we go on
We remember
All the times we
Had together
And as our lives change
Come whatever
We will still be
Friends forever


Lyrics submitted by kevin

"Graduation (Friends Forever)" as written by Colleen Fitzpatrick Josh Deutsch

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group

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  • +2
    General CommentI'm doing a lyrical interpretation speech on this song for my speech class soon, and if anyone could help give me some good ideas on what this means to you, i would really appreciate it. Thanks!
    Kelley22Hon April 10, 2002   Link
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    General CommentIt's a bittersweet song that talks about how reality hits you when you're finally graduating, and it's all so overwhelming... you've been waiting for this moment all your life, but you don't want to leave all the friends you've made and the life you have, that all seems so perfect... it's trying to reassure the listener with, "as our lives change from whatever, we will still be friends forever"...
    XoxKeLxoXon May 01, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song means so much to me, I just graduated this June and there isn't a single day when I don't think about high school.
    Throughout all four years of high school I didn't really realize what I had going on at the moment but after the Graduation Ceremony, I found myself hugging my best friend in the middle of the field, looking around at all my classmates and just thinking, this is the last time we're all going to be together. It just hit me right there, that it was the most bittersweet moment I had experienced. We grew up with these people for the past four years of our lives and at that moment was our last time to be together as a class. I'm never going to forget that moment. I remember a week before, I was excited for graduation and finally leaving everything behind, but when that day came, when I was sitting in my last class and just laughing and joking with my friends I thought about how I'm never going to have these moments again.
    When they played this song after graduation, I just broke down and looked at the crowds of people that were all so very proud of us, and all that was running thru my head was trying to find a way to go back four years and find myself sitting in my very first class in high school.
    I'll never forget my class of 2008.


    "will we think about tomorrow like we think about now, can we survive it out there? can we make it somehow?
    I GUESS I THOUGHT THAT THIS WOULD NEVER END".


    jakkkeiscoolon November 29, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit's about seniors and how they relize how they're not going to see each other ever day but they can still be friends forever
    heltiazbaon April 14, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthey played this song on our senior trip, it was awesome, every one got really emotional, it showed how much we're all gonna miss eachother and school, so if ur still in school, live it up cause ur gonna miss it and all ur friends.
    corkyiversonon May 14, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI begin to get choked up sometimes when I hear this this year because this is my last year in my school. Going into 7th next year but even though I'll still be seeing most of my friends, it's still sad to leave the only school and teachers i've known for such a long time. A girl at my school is ging to sing this on the last day (Thursday), and I think a lot of students, teachers, and parents will cry like they did last year when we sang another sad song. I just hope i can restrain.
    moonst@ron May 25, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song really makes me sad sometimes because one of my closest teacher/friend is moving away and she did a powerpoint presentation with pictures of all of us. She played this song during it. Every time I hear this song I'll always remember her and the touching PP.P she did.
    Kristy1313on May 31, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is basically a great song to really relate to how most seniors feel as they are graduating and are about to leave there friends for college. This song reminds that even though I may miss hanging out with all my friends from high school that we will always be friends no matter what.
    bluntman_2002on June 05, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThey played this song two years ago at my graduation, and I still cry to this day when I hear it. It's exactly how I felt. My friend Toni and I promised each other we wouldn't cry during the ceremony, but as soon as we heard this song, we both burst out in tears.
    I used to think that high school was everything. But now, I realize that it's not. The choices you make in school do affect you in the "real world", so make good decisions.
    The saddest thing, I think, is that people move on. You think you're going to be fiends with someone forever, and then one day, you wake up, and everyone's gone.
    I miss you Toni, Amie, Charlie and Devina. I hope you are all doing well.
    -Natalie.
    nietzsche_66on June 07, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song make me so sad. Reminds me of my friend Eric. I miss him very much.
    Morning_Staron June 28, 2002   Link

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