"Imaginary Friends" as written by Terry Hall and Ian Zachary Broudie....
He's moving into an art deco pad
To swell the ranks of the clinically sad
Shaking off the past with a change of address
But keeps his telephone number and hopes for the best

He makes a list of all his favourite friends
Then leaves his footprints on the steps that shine
With tears that he has wept again... and again...
He bought his clothes from a skateboard boutizue

Hung around in places where nobody speaks
Got on line to an internet club
Played trivial pursuit with the goddess of love
And counted his imaginary friends, got up to ten,

Lost count and then went out to walk the streets
'Til god knows when
He met a girls who liked a bit of a laugh
He gained the youth that he'd forgotten to have

So now they mess about with things that are highly illegal
Often get mistaken for interesting people
And no-one ever seems to ring their bell
But do they care, well do they hell

They're gonna kiss and never tell again... and again...


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"Imaginary Friends" as written by Terry Hall Ian Zachary Broudie

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    My InterpretationMy interpretation of the song is about a man who moves away from his old social group, not feeling satisfied with his life.
    > Shaking off the past with a change of address

    > He makes a list of all his favourite friends
    > Then leaves his footprints on the steps that shine
    > With tears that he has wept again... and again...
    > He bought his clothes from a skateboard boutique
    He looks back and realises he didn't have much, and he tries to reinvent himself, my opinion is that the 'skateboard boutique' is supposed to show that it's a radical reinvention that makes him into something he isn't.

    > And counted his imaginary friends, got up to ten,
    Even after that he still feels empty inside, friendless, and bored, doing the same old lonely things all the time. Now he feels as though he doesn't have any friends at all, when at least before he had a few.

    > He met a girls who liked a bit of a laugh
    > He gained the youth that he'd forgotten to have
    Eventually he meets a girl who makes him feel excited and young again. They go around town and have fun, and he gets to make up for how miserable he'd been in the past.

    > So now they mess about with things that are highly illegal
    > Often get mistaken for interesting people
    > And no-one ever seems to ring their bell
    > But do they care, well do they hell
    They start doing drugs a lot, and other people perceive them as exciting people, with a cool lifestyle. Nobody ever calls them out on living irresponsibly, or that they aren't actually interesting or fulfilled.

    > They're gonna kiss and never tell again... and again...
    Inside he still feels empty, but he decides not to let anybody know, and he settles down with this girl for an empty relationship that he can kid himself is better than what he left behind.
    hungerCityon December 06, 2013   Link

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