My Friend

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Roy Kelton Orbison (April 23, 1936 – December 6, 1988), also known by the nickname 'The Big O', was an American singer-songwriter, best known for his distinctive, powerful voice, complex compositions, and dark emotional ballads. Orbison grew up in Texas and began singing in a rockabilly/country and western band in high school until he was signed by Sun Records in Memphis. His greatest success came with Monument Records between 1960 and 1964, when 22 of his songs placed on the Billboard Top Forty, including "Only the Lonely", "Crying", and "Oh, Pretty Woman". His career stagnated through the 1970s, but several covers of his songs and the use of "In Dreams" in David Lynch's Blue Velvet revived his career in the 1980s. In 1988, he joined the supergroup Traveli… more »

If I my friend can't tell you. 
When you my friend are wrong. 
Not to do what you want to 
Just because it's wrong. 

Well then my friend in passing. 
We've been friends too long. 
And I my friend must tell you, 
Leave that woman alone. 

Your little girls might not understand, 
And you know the baby would cry. 
And what would you do if their mommy knew, 
And she told you "goodbye"? 

Let it end my friend say it's over, 
And thank the stars above. 
That you've got a home to run to, 
And a sweet sweet woman to love. 
I must say my friend if you stay my friend. 
Leave that woman alone.leave my woman alone.

Written by: Bill Dees, William M. Dees, Roy Orbison

Lyrics © Barbara Orbison Music Company, Orbi-Lee Music, R-Key Darkus

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