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Friends

from Silver Cords by Beerjacket

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lyrics

You live like someone’s always watching you
The ghost of guilt weighs on your back
You swear that you are for the ropes all day
A crowd swells above your head with black
Spin a mad roulette of man to child
You’ve been a child for most your life
You sell yourself for less than you’re worth
They’ll skin your hide with your own knife
And you were right
They’re not your friends (you were right)
You’re means and ends (you’re never right)
They’re not your friends (and you were right)
It’s all pretend (and you were right)

Forgive me fantasy, I pawned you for cheap
To toast your memory with sham pain
Every bubble rises only just to burst
And icy time laughs like a drain
Half lost the way, half found a better man
I’ve been a man for most my life
I tell myself I’m more than I have done
They’ll carve my meat and eat the knife
And you were right
They’re not your friends (you were right)
You’re means and ends (you’re never right)
They’re not your friends (and you were right)
It’s all pretend (and you were right)

You know who your friends aren’t
You know who not to trust
You might have been golden
But that's turned to dust
but you get the last laugh
‘Cause you were right

They’re not your friends (you were right)
You’re means and ends (you’re never right)
They’re not your friends (and you were right)
It’s all pretend (and you were right)
And you were right
I’m not your friend (you were right)
I’m means to ends (I never fight)
They’re not my friends (and you were right)
It’s all pretend (and I was right)

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from Silver Cords, released November 23, 2018
Written by Peter Kelly

Vocal, guitars - Peter Kelly

Percussion - Stuart MacLeod

Vocal - Julia Doogan

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Beerjacket Glasgow

Beerjacket is Scottish singer/songwriter, Peter Kelly, who has opened for The National, St Vincent, Kristin Hersh & Frightened Rabbit.

In 2018, Scottish Fiction released album/book of songs & short stories, Silver Cords, leading to an appearance at Edinburgh International Book Festival, a sold-out show with Cairn String Quartet at Celtic Connections, & radio play from BBC Radio 6 Music and KEXP.
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