My Beautiful Friend

Album: Forever: The Singles (1999)
Charted: 31

Songfacts®:

  • This song touches on the the loss the band felt when their keyboardist Rob Collins was killed in a car crash in 1996. In a Rolling Stone interview, Tim Burgess said: "He was really part of our lives, and even though we don't mention him everyday now, he was definitely part of the group's set-up. I don't think we can avoid it. The song, 'My Beautiful Friend,' we purposely tried not to write it about him. But, it just flowed through. Some ideas can't be stopped. Weird one, really." >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Edward Pearce - Ashford, Kent, England

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