My Invisible Friend
If you should catch me talking to nobody there,
or smiling sweetly at the empty air,
donít be alarmed; itís just my invisible friend.
If Iím preoccupied please donít think Iím rude,
or if I take a double helping of food,
itís just a little caretaking for my invisible friend.
Weíve been together since I learned to sleep;
weíve been through dreams and denials,
weíve drudged and dozed.
We made a pact that I mean to keep:
we said ďLetís donít let goĒ and I wonít let go!
He doesnít listen to his other friends who say Iím not real.
He says itís all a matter of how you feel
and he sticks up for me, my invisible friend.†
Heís seen me pissed off and heís seen me cry;
And he sticks up for me when I donít know how.
I wanted to leave him; I wanted to die;
He said: ďDo what you got to, but I would miss you, buddy.Ē
Now weíre gonna have a big party, invite all of you --
No one will know whatís going on except us two
But weíre quite used to that, me and my invisible friend.†
words and music by Howard Kranz