Best Friend Back

She screams I want my best friend back
I screamed back, I want you to have my back
Not bags packed, walking out when things get mad
If that’s the title you want, earn it back

I pass chances around on a silver platter
But you assess each individual matter
Use it to take whatever you want from me
With no thought for what I might want or need

You can’t say you care like you mean it
Watch me cry, then use it to defeat me
Break me down, take advantage of my weakness
Take all my loyalty, and selfishly keep it

When you said you want a friendship
It was easier to believe you never meant it
For all of the times you cried and begged me
Experience told me you weren’t the friend I need

But stupidly, I believed you, foolish of me
Keep fooling me, take it all from me
Take that dagger you have aimed at my back
I won’t let you have your best friend back
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Behind Enemy Lines

I said I’ll fight for my foot soldiers
but circumstances got a foothold
I showed her the loyalty of a mercenary
as thanks for the way she served me
That wasn’t the intention of mine
but that’s how a friendship’s defined
You’ve got to know when to sever the spine
all’s fair, when it’s not the fairest of lives

I promised to defend your name in these fights
but to win, you’ve got to switch sides
We crossed the border, drew battle lines
now retract my knife from your spine
Forgiveness for whatever you didn’t do
Forgive me for what I was meant to
But don’t forget why I crossed enemy lines
I’ll walk into a war for any friend of mine

Friend

You’ve seen me smile
brought me these drinks
we confessed our dreams
for all these fancy things
is that why you call me a friend?

you’ve tasted the tears
I’ve let fall from my eyes
but haven’t felt any of the pain
I’ve felt inside and yet,
you still call me a friend

you say you’re beautiful
just the way you are
but will you love the ugly heart
hidden underneath this mask
when all I need is a friend.

 

Hello, My Brother

Look at where we are,
How on earth did we make it this far?
Two graduates, one with a masters
Here’s to the grey goose and laughter
Raise a glass to the past and partners
To scratch cards, budgeting on hardships
The bitter tears, the sweetest memories
To lost best friends and new beginnings
Here’s to the late walks home and early rises
Forgetting good habits in the midst of vices
Pre-drinking to a repeated YouTube playlist
To stalking next ex-girlfriends Facebook pages
Here’s to living it up, not giving a shit
To buckling down and giving a shit
Here’s to ping pong balls and snooker tables
Bench pressing more than we were able
I propose a toast to our success and failures
Offended bartenders and late night caterers
Carving out friendships, different from others
It’s Goodbye stranger, and hello, my brother