If you want to be my friend
You want us to get along
Please do not expect me to
Wrap it up and keep it there
The observation I am doing could
Easily be understood
As cynical demeanor
But one of us misread

And what do you know
It happened again

A friend is not a means
You utilize to get somewhere
Somehow I didn't notice
Friendship is an end
What do you know
It happened again

How come no-one told me
All throughout history
The loneliest people
Were the ones who always spoke the truth
The ones who made a difference
By withstanding the indifference
I guess it's up to me now
Should I take that risk or just smile?

What do you know
It happened again
What do you know

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Misread Lyrics as written by Erlend Otre Oeye Eirik Glambek Boe

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  • +6
    General Commentthis song is great because it could be interpreted in so many ways to different people. and it sounds great, of course. :)

    my first interpretation would be that he's trying to choose between a life of solitude and a life with friends. being alone means being self-reliant and independent, without anyone to let you down. but a life with others is wonderful because they're there to share it with you, but you end up losing sight of yourself, a lot. the balance between both is important, yet sometimes we struggle with question anyway.

    my second interpretation would be about him misinterpreting his relationship to a friend. he loves her, she doesn't, he's aware of this and can't stay friends with her because of it.
    sonuvagoonon May 23, 2008   Link

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