My Best Friend

Album: Surrealistic Pillow (1967)

Songfacts®:

  • This song was written by Skip Spence, who played guitar in an early formation of Quicksilver Messenger Service before Marty Balin recruited him to play drums for Jefferson Airplane. Prior to the release of Surrealistic Pillow, he left the band after only one album to form the band Moby Grape. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Mark B. - Desperate Hot Springs, CA

Comments: 3

  • Paddy Mcq from Louisville, KyThe second "you are my best friend" in the chorus (in parenthesis) doesn't exist in the song. They are instead singing something, undiscernible, 2 or 3 syllables long.
  • Tad from EuropePossibly, but possibly not.
  • Ted from Phoenix, Az"You're My Best Friend," was, in fact, the first single released from the Surrealistic Pillow album in the U.S., but it went nowhere nationally and in most markets. It's a good song with rather odd lyrics. When I first heard it, I thought it was a homosexual relationship that was being described ("You'll be in love with me. Do you know what I mean?") One of the few songs with lyrics and vocals that Booker T. and the MGs released, "Johnny I Love You," also covers the same lyrical territory.
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