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I Knew Him When · 10 January 2000

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I had a friend, his name was Rex
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All he used to think of was his success
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We used to hang out and just do silly stuff
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But when he hit it big, he had enough (of me)

But you know…

Chorus:
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I knew him/(her) when he/(she) had no fame or fortune
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     Most times he/(she) had trouble paying the rent
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I knew him/(her) when
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     He/(she) was the truest of friends
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But the money went to his/(her) head
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Now he’s/(she’s) got groupies instead of friends
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I wish we could just go back
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     To way back when

I had a friend, her name was Judy
Even back in high school, she was a beauty
We used to hit the beach almost every day
But then her ship came in and took her far away (from me)

Chorus

Then there was ol’ Joe, he just played his guitar
He really made it big, yes, he went far
I used to watch him play in every dump and dive
But when he became a star, he still had time (for me)

Chorus 2:
I knew him when he had no fame or fortune
     Most times he had trouble paying the rent
I knew him when
     He was the truest of friends
The money never went to his head
We’re still the closest friends
We don’t even have to go back
     To way back when

© 2000 Michael T. Miyoshi

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