Goodbye to Old Friends

by Stuart A. Staples

Goodbye to Old Friends lyrics

It’s not that I don’t love you
Or are tired of your ways
I want you to know

That I’m always thinking of you
You know I’d take you with me
Wherever I go

But I catch myself in the mirror
And I remember I gotta do something about my life

For I am as empty as the clothes that I laid
Crumpled where they fell to the floor
I’m as empty as the ten green bottles
Hanging in my mind from the night before
And an ashtray full of moments
Spent thinking about the things I
Should have done

I say goodbye to another old friend
Yeah they stayed through thick and thin
Through the laughter and the tears
Through every state that I’ve been in
And I know they don’t wanna hurt me
But I can see it in their eyes
That they’re killing me so gently
How can I ever say goodbye
For as young me we clattered through these streets
And how we hit this town runnin’
And we were so sure of being us
We flattened everything that stood in our path
Now I wake up and I have to find myself
Through all the shit that once told me who I was
I say goodbye to so many old friends
Here I left them to the wind
And there ain’t much point in chasing
The things you can never get back again
But there’s still some life in this one
Give me a match and I’ll reminisce
Of a time when we were younger
And we were stealing our first crack
And our thoughts had turned to dying
And we were unaware at the time
That this ride it could ever fall….
Could ever slow down to this time…
For I’ve been drunk and stoned and feeling mellow
And that’s how I’ve been getting through
Looking at the blurry shapes around me
Thinking I knew more than I knew
And it’s not that i don’t love you
Or are tired your ways
If i could only take you with me
If i could only ease this pain

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