Kershaw, Nik - Old Friend Lyrics




I want to be good, I want to be strong
But I treated him bad, I've done him wrong

I've taken his money, I'm given him hell
And he takes it all 'cause he knows me well

We can say what we mean and mean what we say
We don't like to mess around
But we're there to hold each other up
When we're falling down

Just like an old friend
Putting me on my feet again
Giving me back my pride then
Letting me go
Just like an old friend
Putting me in my place again
Giving me back my hope then

Letting me know that he's an old friend

I don't suffer no fools (I testify)
But he must be one for being by my side
I've broken his heart
I've shaken his tree
But still he doesn't want anything from a fool like me

We won't talk for a year or two
Maybe when we do we won't say much
Even so we know that out of mind is never out of touch

We're having a man-to-man
Don't want to get sentimental
But both of us understand
We'll never have to say goodbye, just see you later





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Kershaw, Nik Old Friend Comments
  1. Dan Star

    Lyrics:

    I want to be good, I want to be strong
    But I treated him bad, I've done him wrong

    I've taken his money, I'm given him hell
    And he takes it all 'cause he knows me well

    We can say what we mean and mean what we say
    We don't like to mess around
    But we're there to hold each other up
    When we're falling down

    Just like an old friend
    Putting me on my feet again
    Giving me back my pride then
    Letting me go
    Just like an old friend
    Putting me in my place again
    Giving me back my hope then

    Letting me know that he's an old friend

    I don't suffer no fools (I testify)
    But he must be one for being by my side
    I've broken his heart
    I've shaken his tree
    But still he doesn't want anything from a fool like me

    We won't talk for a year or two
    Maybe when we do we won't say much
    Even so we know that out of mind is never out of touch

    We're having a man-to-man
    Don't want to get sentimental
    But both of us understand
    We'll never have to say goodbye, just see you later

  2. Anastasia Ozerova

    Cute!!!

  3. Studio Dovbysh

    Song for my best friend Varlia!!!! Only for him 😚😚😚😚

  4. Gustavo Toyos

    Maravilloso tema!

  5. Gussy Rikh

    Fabulous..

  6. 1983alfi

    Thank you so much. I love this song since 25 years...

  7. wegogreycup

    This song was written, arranged and every instrument played by the genius, NIK KERSHAW!

    John McGrath

    Roger that!

    Gergő Szabó

    Drums, too?

    Retrolution Games

    Astonishing talent :-)

    Dan Star

    I would have like to see Prince get together Nik. Both had/have built in groove.

  8. Harold Reesor

    These lyrics say what true friendship is.It`s like having esp when your friend needs you.So long we will always have common ground.

  9. Paul Jeffery Music

    Very under-rated song I think.

  10. Kriss Harmsworth

    No it isn't... but just as good!

  11. upfrontbear74

    No probs, its should be easy to get hold over try Ebay or Amazon, depends I guess what country your from, in the UK on Amazon there are pre-owned copies from £1.26 inc postage, the other duets on the CD are Bonnie Raitt, Gladys Knight and Don Henley

  12. upfrontbear74

    It was an album Elton did in 92 I think with 15 duets and one solo track, tracks include this. True Love with Kiki Dee, Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me with George Michael, Don't Go Breaking My Heart with RuPaul, and Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing with Marcella Detroit were the 4 singles released off it, other duets included Paul Young, K.D. Lang, PM Dawn, Little Richard, Tammy Wynette, Chris Rea, and Leonard Cohen

  13. solidfoamsoul

    Yeah, it's Bernie Taupin. Who, oddly enough, didn't write the song. But still the upload probably though the song applicable to Bernie/Elton relationship.

  14. Saturio ALCAZAR MINGUEZ

    Pedazo de cancionaza

  15. Frankincensed

    Just a terrible overly cliche, predictable anyone-could-write-this song.

  16. attila csapó

    GREAT SONG ABOUT FRIENDSHIP! I LOVE IT

  17. Sinna Hill

    awsome obscure combination

  18. pureoaknut

    @11Rebell11 That's Bernie Taupin, I'm pretty sure on the left.

  19. John Jones

    @DeadOnPromNite..I tried Audacity and it didn't work but thanks for the tip!!!!

  20. John Jones

    how do I get a instrumental/karaoke of this song?

  21. codern

    anyone know what year this song was?

  22. eblev

    Just one more example why elton is the best!!

  23. supermassiveglow

    wow! why haven't more people seen this on youtube?!

  24. S Santos

    No, that one on the left is Bernie Taupin. They never made a video for this song...too bad..