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I've got this friend
I don't think you know him
He's not much for words
He's hidden his heart away

Oh I've got this friend
A loveless romantic
All that he really wants
Is someone to want him back

Ohh, if the right one came
If the right one came along
Ohh, If the right one came, along

I've got this friend
I don't think you know her
She sings a simple song
It sounds a lot like his

Oh I've got this friend
Holding onto her heart
Like it's a little secret
Like it's all she's got to give

Ohh, if the right one came
If the right one came along
Ohh, if the right one came, along

It'd be such a shame
(If they never meet)
She sounds lovely
(He sounds right out of a dream)
If only
(If only)
If only

Ohh
Ohh, if the right one came
If the right one came along
Ohh, (I've got this friend) if the right one came
If the right one came along
Ohh, (I've got this friend)
If the right one came, along



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    UnregisteredAug 2, 2012 at 9:09 pm
    I know the meaning of this song, and i've known it since faith hillwrote one just like it many moons ago. They may have changed the lyrics some, but the verses are extremely similar. The guy and girl are talking about each other and how they would like to say something about wanting to be with them, but don't have the courage to ask right out. See fath hill's "i've got this friend" lyrics. Same title and all.
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    UnregisteredApr 13, 2012 at 8:16 pm
    Sorry feb 22 and jan 6th, dec 14th is correct, they are both married to other people and they both have a friend that would be perfect for each other and dec 14th tells the rest of the story :)
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    UnregisteredFeb 22, 2012 at 1:51 pm
    They are singing about themselves. You know you always say i got this friend, but you really mean yourself. Ah... Love.
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    UnregisteredJan 6, 2012 at 3:33 pm
    Great idea, unregistered on dec 14th, i think they have already met, and just can't tell one another how they truely feel... What a dream!
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    UnregisteredDec 15, 2011 at 3:23 am
    They are telling the story of two people who are waiting for "the right one" to come along, and they are perfect for each other even though they haven't met yet, and they don't know it.

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