Brian BoothWhen Love was Befriended (very, very lo-fi}English acoustic songwritingHyperLink
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Wednesday, September 06, 2006 2:50:31 AM
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Monday, October 27, 2014 8:39:44 AM
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A song about things going wrong

Lyrics: Keith Richbell, with Brian Booth. Vocals, all guitars and programmed percussion: Brian Booth. Recorded on a Tascam 404 cassette portaplayer
When Love Was Befriended

Music: Brian Booth; lyrics: Keith Richbell and Brian Booth

She was careless with loving
But he couldn't care less
She thought he had feelings
But he felt she had thoughts

He had nought with his bankers
Her bank statement had six noughts
She thought she was wanted
He only wanted one thought

How come it ended
When love was befriended
And everything just seemed so nice?

As is often in mid-life
When dreams need a midwife
And happiness seems out of reach

Focus on what's real
Not on the big deal
Enjoy your own little niche

She wanted a stranger
It was strange what she wanted
She said what she meant
But he meant what he said

She loved a dear friend
But that friendship came dear
Her bed was of roses
He rose only in bed

How come it ended
When love was befriended
And everything just seemed so nice?

For as we get older
Our need of a shoulder
Exceeds others' need to be free

Focus on what's real
Not on the big deal
Or false dreams of liberty



She was hopelessly helpless
He was helplessly hopeful
She hoped for action
But he acted from hope

She wrote she was waiting
He waited, not writing
She thought she could swing it
He'd rather swing from a rope

How come it ended
When love was befriended
And everything just seemed so nice?

As time presses down, we
Don't stop, look around, see
That happiness comes at a price

Focus on what's real
Not on the big deal
The present may just suffice..

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