FLESHFRIEND

Words and music copyright ©1980 by Howard Ashby Kranz

 

D††††††††††††† F†††††††††† Am †††††††††††††††D†††††††††††† †††††††Dm††††††††††† G

I saw you passing with someone; I stopped and talked with you.

†††††††††† D†††††† ††F†††††††††† Am †††††††††††††††††††††††D††††††††††††††† Dm††††††††† G

Your eyes denied what mine recalled: the things that seemed so true.

D†††††††††††††††††††††† F#m††††† Am††††††††††††††††††† G††††††††† Bm††† AmD

And I could not stand before you; not to touch is to pretend:

†††††††††††††††††† G†† C†††††††††††† D††††† Bm††††††††† Am†††††††††††† D

You donít want to be my lover, but your body is my friend.

 

D††††††††††††† †††F†††††††††† Am †††††††††††††††D†††††††††††††† Dm††††††††† G

We talked a while of our ideals, of plans we would not share.

D††††††††††††††† F††††† ††Am D†††††††††††† Dm†††††††††† ††††G

We talked of liberation, and of what was in the air.

D††††††††††††††††††††† F#m††††††† Am††††††††††††††† G†††† Bm††† †††††††††††††AmD

And I canít believe weíre broken, even though loveís at an end:

†††††††††††††††† GC††††††††††† ††††D††† Bm††††††††† Am†††††††††††† D

You donít want to be my lover,but your body is my friend.

 

GC††† DG C†††††††† D

Oh, oh no, end the madness!

Am C††††† G††††† C†††††††††††††† D

I was not meant to be this way.

 

D††††††††††††† ††††F†††††† Am ††††††††††D†††††††††††† †††††††††††Dm††††† ††G

Itís a funny pain to be disjunct,to be half while you are one.

D†††††††††††† †††††††††F†††††† Am ††††††††††††D†††††††††††† ††††††††††Dm†† †††††G

And I want you to be what you are, and to do what must be done.

D†††††††††††††††† F#m††††† †††††††††Am††††††††††††††††††† G†††††††† Bm††† Am†††††††††D

But thereís a love that even love canít break, and a tie that will canít bend.

††††††††††††††††† GC††††††† †††††††D††† Bm††††††††† Am††††††††††† D

You donít want to be my lover, but your body is my friend.