I wish I knew a man
Someone to steal me from this sadness
I wish I knew a girl
Who'd run her fingers through my hair and kiss me
Wish I didn't have to pretend
That when I'm talking to the floor I'm talking to you
If I had a friend
Then such stupid things I'd never have to do
I wish I had a friend

I wish I knew a man
One who'd help me to stop disguising my feelings
I wish I knew a girl
Who'd keep me from silencing my heart's voice
Oh, I wish I didn't feel like an island
No country will claim
Wish I had a friend who'd stop me
From falling into this depression all over again

I wish I had a friend like that
But I know it will never be
So that friend for me has to come from inside of me
My friend will have to be me

I wish I knew a man
Someone to help me stop being self-conscious
I wish I knew a girl
One to take away my fear of dying
I wish I weren't afraid that some spirit
Will come out of the darkness and carry me away
I wish I had a friend whom if that happened
Would storm right in and save the day

I wish I had a friend like that
But I know it will never be
So that friend for me has to come from inside of me
My friend will have to be me


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    General CommentI love and adore this song and I sympathize with it soo much. Not so much the friend, but the girlfriend part. The girlfriend part is what I'm dealing with. You know, sometimes I don't think Kevin Barnes realizes the masterpiece he created with this CD. It's like he created this tiny world in which these people in the songs inhabit and we are all invited to (he did). I want to meet him and say thanks for such an amazing CD. It helps and makes me cry. Beautiful, beautiful stuff.
    Andykinsellaon December 03, 2009   Link
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    General Commentcool song, i know the feeling.
    gundamjunkieon June 16, 2002   Link
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    General CommentOh I can definitely relate.
    GhostBitchon December 11, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis has described me lots of times in the past and I don't want it to become the story of my life.
    mister care-too-muchon August 21, 2016   Link

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