Dear Friend

Album: Wild Life (1971)
  • Dear friend, what's the time?
    Is this really the borderline?
    Does it really mean so much to you?
    Are you afraid, or is it true?

    Dear friend, throw the wine,
    I'm in love with a friend of mine.
    Really truly, young and newly wed.
    Are you a fool, or is it true?

    Are you afraid, or is it true?

    Dear friend, what's the time?
    Is this really the borderline?
    Does it really mean so much to you?
    Are you afraid, or is it true?

    Dear friend, throw the wine,
    I'm in love with a friend of mine.
    Really truly, young and newly wed.
    Are you a fool, or is it true?

    Are you afraid, or is it true?

Comments: 12

  • Anonymous from Dedra From NyOf course Paul is telling John that he is in with a friend of his who obviously is LINDA! Really truly young and newly wed.. so obvious.
  • Cb From Canada from CanadaIn interviews with McCartney he says it was written for John as a response to the breakup of the Beatles, and doesn't say anything about it being related to Lennon's song at all.
  • Angela from NcPaul obviously couldn't admit that Dear Boy is addressed to John, because he sounds like a jilted lover in it.
  • Angela from NcThe Paul in "I Found Out" is the apostle Paul.
  • Angela from NcWhen he says "I'm in love with a friend of mine" who does he refer to? I dare ask, is it John? - Aleen from Los Ageles, Ca

    Who else? The song is about John. He also used the phrase "a friend of mine" on RAM and it definitely wasn't Linda.
  • Angela from Nc"Paul is so sweet after all the crap John said about him" - Olivia from Philadelphia, PA

    After Paul crap talked John on RAM, yeah he was back to being sweet.
  • Steve from TotnesDear Boy is addressed to Linda's previous partner, Melville See.
  • Ladaladunka from Zelenograd When he says "I'm in love with a friend of mine" who does he refer to? I dare ask, is it John? Aleen - Los Angeles, Ca

    I think it is john that he refers to.
  • Ladaladunka from Zelenograd This songs is like a truce. I think people will relate to it when you have a bad argument with those people who are close to you friends or family.
  • Aleen from Los Angeles, CaWhen he says "I'm in love with a friend of mine" who does he refer to? I dare ask, is it John?
  • Olivia from Philadelphia, PaPaul is so sweet after all the crap John said about him
  • Andrew from London, United KingdomNot going to cry...not going to cry...
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