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​Old Friend

This song is by Loudon Wainwright III and appears on the album Album II (1971) and on the album Unrequited (1975).

Old friend don't you know it's over?
Old friend can't you understand?
Slap your back I can no longer
I can only shake your hand

It's been so long, and things are so different
Memory lane's a dead end street
Your presence tence is reminiscent
I can't rehash it, I won't repeat

Your not so sure about tomorrow
You try to beg and steal and borrow
Yesterday sweet parting sorrow
You hold it over my head like a rusty aks

The good old days are good and gone now
That's why they are good, because they are gone
But our conversation turns the cow tow
We kiss the pasts ass all night long

Old friend don't you know it's over?
Old friend can't you understand?
Slap your back I can no longer
I can only shake your hand

Written by:

Loudon Wainwright III