I Lost a Friend

Album: Blood Harmony (2019)
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  • I lost a friend
    Like keys in a sofa
    Like a wallet in the back seat
    Like ice in the summer heat
    I lost a friend
    Like sleep on a red-eye
    Like money on a bad bet
    Like time worryin' about
    Every bad thing that hasn't happened yet

    I know I'll be alright
    But I'm not tonight
    I'll be lying awake
    Countin' all the mistakes I've made
    Replayin' fights
    I know I'll be alright
    But I'm not tonight
    I lost a friend, I lost a friend

    I lost my mind
    And nobody believes me
    Say, "I know that he don't need me
    'Cause he made a little too much money to be twenty and sad"
    And I'll be fine without him
    But all I do is write about him
    How the hell did I lose a friend I never had?
    Never had

    I'm on the mend
    Like I'm wearin' a neck brace
    Like I'm sleepin' at my own place
    Like I'm pullin' all the stitches out of my own face
    I'm on the mend
    Like I'm icing a new sprain
    Like I'm walkin' on a new cane
    Like it's been a couple days
    Since I slipped and said somethin' sorta like your name

    I know I'll be alright
    But I'm not tonight
    I'll be lying awake
    Countin' all the mistakes I've made
    Replayin' fights
    I know I'll be alright
    But I'm not tonight
    I'm on the mend, but I lost a friend

    I lost my mind
    And nobody believes me
    Say, "I know that he don't need me
    'Cause he made a little too much money to be twenty and sad"
    And I'll be fine without him
    But all I do is write about him
    How the hell did I lose a friend I never had?

    I'd apologize
    If I thought it might make a difference
    Or make you listen
    I'd apologize
    If it was black and white, but life is different
    Just try to listen to me now

    I know I'll be alright
    But I'm not tonight
    I lost a friend, I lost a friend

    I lost my mind
    And nobody believes me
    Say, "I know that he don't need me
    'Cause he made a little too much money to be twenty and sad"
    And I'll be fine without him
    But all I do is write about him
    How the hell did I lose a friend I never had?
    Never had Writer/s: Finneas O'Connell
    Publisher: Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 1

  • Unidentified from England The lyrics "I know I'll be alright, but I'm not tonight" are so true because people always say it's going to be ok which it will be but in that moment you don't want to know that it will be ok you just want someone there to talk to and for them to listen not to tell you about your future. Well, at least that is how I feel when someone says it will be ok.
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