My computer thinks I'm gay
I threw that piece of junk away
On the Champs-Élysées
As I was walking home

This is my last communiqué
Down the super-highway
All that I have left to say
In a single tome

I've got too many friends, too many people
That I'll never meet
And I'll never be there for
I'll never be there for
'Cause I'll never be there

If I could give it all away
Would it come back to me someday?
Like a needle in the hay
Or an expansive stone
But I've got a reason to declaim
The applications are to blame
For all my sorrow, and my pain
And feeling so alone

I've got too many friends, too many people
That I'll never meet
And I'll never be there for
I'll never be there for
'Cause I'll never be there
Got too many friends, too many people
That I'll never meet
And I'll never be there for
I'll never be there for
'Cause I'll never be there

My computer thinks I'm gay
What's the difference anyway?
When all the people do all day
Is staring into a phone

I've got too many friends too many people
That I'll never meet, I'll never be there for
I'll never be there for, 'cause I'll never be there
Too many friends too many people
That I'll never meet, I'll never be there for
I'll never be there for, 'cause I'll never be there
I'll never be there, I'll never be there
I'll never be there, I'll never be there


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Too Many Friends Lyrics as written by Stefan Olsdal Brian Molko

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    Song MeaningBrian Molko explains in an interview:
    "Too Many Friends is based on real events. One day I was at my computer – and I don’t know what I typed into Google… what dodgy porn I was watching… and all of sudden my computer started advertising to me. Like, you know, I was a gay man into the fetish thing. And I remember saying to myself, ‘My computer thinks I’m gay today’ – what a ridiculous line to start a song (laughs). Around the same time, some friends of mine who use social media, and I should say that I don’t myself because I have enough trouble keeping up with my real friends, said they had to stop taking friend requests because they had too many friends. I started thinking ‘How can we ever have too many friends? Then I wondered how many ‘real’ friends do I actually have and how is the virtual world humans are creating affecting the way we interact with each other?
    Is it creating a new society founded on togetherness or is it simply creating a new form of social alienation? I think it’s very dangerous. People don’t have to communicate face to face anymore – you can do it from behind a screen. You no longer have to have the courage of your convictions – you don’t have to justify what you feel and what you really mean. The virtual world creates an amazing platform for the spineless. It’s both a fascinating and dangerous proposition to consider."
    JackieBeeon September 20, 2013   Link

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