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 !