Nobody's Friend

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Nobody's Friend

And now I'm standing again on my own,
Cold and contagiously, 'me, all alone,'
With the words of what somebody said
About the ideal way I could be,
High above love as authentic and free,
And I find that I'm nobody's friend.

And then the lights overhead start to spin,
And the rock-steady wall is feeling brittle and thin,
And I've fallen in somebody's way.
And when he sees me he says with a sneer,
'Hey, what's a loser like him doing here?',
And I'm falling in somebody's way.

I must seem so solitary, sitting, twiddling thumbs,
Just waiting for someone who may never come,
With the words of what somebody said.

Now the kick drum is knocking me down,
And the legs in my vodka contract in the sound,
In the noise of what everyone says.
And then the floor is slipping under my feet,
And I'm blown through the door by the popular beat
To the rain beating down overhead.

And then it's me standing stark in the glass,
A moment too soon for the moment to pass,
In the noise of what everyone says
When I'm standing again on my own,
Cold and contagiously, 'me, all alone,'
And I find that I'm nobody's friend.

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from Nobody's Friend, released November 1, 2009

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Jon Hughes Ireland

American songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Jon Hughes, has been based in Ireland since 2005. He has shared a stage with Damien Jurado, She Keeps Bees, and the legendary singer-songwriter, Buddy Mondlock.

Hughes' latest work, a collection of songs entitled "Where I Sleep at Your Door" is set to be released in March 2015.
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