Everyday make a fine loaf of bread
And after work just before sunset
You hang down to the city park
There you're alone with the burbs in the dark

And I've seen other people do that too
But they're older than your twenty-two
They lost hope and soon they'll be gone
They'll just vanish with the setting sun

But I know, yes I know,
They're flying within you again,
But I won't let them get you
'Cause you're my only friend
You're my only friend

When I said I wanted to be your dog
I wasn't coming on to you
I just wanted to lick your face
Lick those raindrops from the rainy days

You can take me for a walk in the park
I'll be chasing every single lark
I'll be burying all the skeleton bones
Peeing on every cold black stone

But I know, yes I know,
They're flying within you again,
But I won't let them eat you
'Cause you're my only friend
My friend
My only friend
You're my friend

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    General CommentNotice the plug to Sipping on the Sweet Nectar. There he says "So I called up Lisa/'Cus she's my only friend". This one is probably addressed to her too, though who knows.

    I realize there may be no actual Lisa, but even if she doesn't exist in real life, she has a literary existence for all us Jens Lekman fans.
    freedomBonoon February 07, 2009   Link
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    General CommentWhen I first heard of this song, I got psyched 'cause I kinda hoped it would be a stooges reference...
    JohnnyDeathon April 24, 2007   Link

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