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Watching girls go passing by
It ain't the latest thing
I'm just standing in a doorway
I'm just trying to make some sense
Out of these girls go passing by
The tales they tell of men
I'm not waiting on a lady
I'm just waiting on a friend

A smile relieves a heart that grieves
Remember what I said
I'm not waiting on a lady
I'm just waiting on a friend
I'm just waiting on a friend

Don't need a whore
I don't need no booze
Don't need a virgin priest
But I need someone I can cry to
I need someone to protect
Making love and breaking hearts
It is a game for youth
But I'm not waiting on a lady
I'm just waiting on a friend



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    UnregisteredApr 4, 2012 at 1:30 am
    The lines that really get to me are "but i need someone i can cry to, i need someone to protect" that describes me completly!
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    joehawksterFeb 17, 2009 at 7:17 pm
    "A smile relieves a heart that grieves
    Remember what I said"
    This is CLASSIC humanity. A friend is someone who can deliver that smile just when you need it, like right after a breakup. There are people of the opposite sex who see that you need a friend and STEP-UP when you need them. I don't know... just how that two lines hit me.

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