friends III

You got a way of insinuating yourself in a crowd
No one wants to tell you shut up, cuz you’re way too loud
I see the way you intimidate them all with your eyes
I see it all cuz I can see right through your stupid disguise

You’ve gotten used to being right next to the fire I know
They all expect to see you on the floor striking a pose

We always knew you’d make it to the top, you always said
I was with you from the get-go, kept your ego fed
And now you turn it back around and flip the script on me again
I shoulda dropped you when you needed me way back then

You’re comin’ on like a hurricane, a house on fire
Nothing gets in your way if it’s something you desire
I just watch you burn it down and back up again
Just watching the destruction of another friend

You’re another one who everyone is nervous around
Always looking at our flaws and putting others down
I used to think that you were so cool when I was young
Until I realized you had us on the bottom rung

You’re comin’ on like a hurricane, a house on fire
Nothing gets in your way if it’s something you desire
I just watch you burn it down and back up again
Just watching the destruction of another friend

I’ve seen you make the same mistakes and just get used
Or when you get what you want, but then you’re just more confused
You can’t stick with what you got no matter how good
The simple things in life are never really understood…

Words and music by Joe Herbert, copyright 2002