Billie you're a miracle and God knows I need one
Sing me something terrible that even dawn may come
You and me, we don't believe in happy endings

Hey, Lady Day, can you save my life this time?
Can you cry so beautifully you make my troubles rhyme?
Hey, Lady Day, can you save my life again?
My only love has gone away
Will you be my only friend?

Billie you're a genius enough to be a fool
A fool to gamble everything and never know the rules
Some of us can only live in songs of love and trouble
Some of us can only live in bubbles

Hey, Lady Day, can you save my life this time?
Can you cry so beautifully you make my troubles rhyme?
Hey, Lady Day, can you save my life again?
My only love has gone away
Will you be my only friend?


Lyrics submitted by Anne Arbour, edited by mdntlpstk

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    General CommentThis song kinda sounds like born on a train played backwards on piano....which is a very good thing :)
    Mattzillamanon August 28, 2006   Link
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    General Comment“My Only Friend” is about the singer's feeling of connection with Billie Holiday. In his times of depression and loneliness, he turns to the melancholy music of Lady Day. In this way he has a relationship with her and so feels that she is his only friend.
    pijinon February 07, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI don't even listen to Billie Holiday but this song still moves the hell out of me.
    mockingsmileon August 29, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAw, no comments on this?!
    pac43764on January 25, 2006   Link
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    General Commentguess not..
    Randomizeon April 03, 2006   Link
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    General Commentso, i guess, this one talks about music as your only friend.
    i really love the part that goes:

    "Billie you're a genius
    enough to be a fool a fool to gamble everything and never know the rules "

    pd. thanx pijin for your point of view on this one!!
    puajon July 18, 2007   Link

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