So, there was this friend of mine . . .
© 1999 Steven E. Cutts (ASCAP)
recorded March 5, 2000 at Bias Studios (recorded and mixed by Jim Robeson)
on All Alone . . . But Hardly On My Own
Steve, lead vocal
Paul Bell, electric guitar
John Lewis, electric bass
Robbie Magruder, drums
Bill Starks, piano & organ
The MoMe Squad, horns (arranged by Jim Robeson)
Couldn’t you dial my number? Did you forget my name? Couldn't you afford a postcard? You are driving me insane!
No endless agonizing for which you are renowned; You just turned your whole life upside down !
I’ve delivered chicken soup when you thought you had the flu.
I've stood up there by your side every time that you've said "I do."
I've loaned you a zillion dollars; let you drive my red corvette;
Is a big surprise the only thanks I get?
. . . No hint of consultation; no begging for my advice; A little bit of whining would have seemed all right.
I’ve handed you the paperbags and told you take deep breaths;
I’ve listened to the thousand reasons why your life was such a mess;
You've solved your current crisis -- your announcement left no doubt --
but I would like to know why I'm the last one who found out!
. . . No news is only no news; ignorance ain't bliss; You may have warned some others --
it's your best friend that you missed!
I should probably cut you loose, turn my back, and walk away --
Just keep goin ' -- turn a deaf ear to whatever you might say.
But I know I'm going to have to bail you out about a month or so from now;
I'd better get a head-start planning when and how.
. . . No chance for me to tell you in words choice and profound: I can’t decide if you’re a genius or a clown!
You turned your whole life inside out & upside down !