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The Pretenders — You Know Who Your Friends Are
Album: Loose Screw
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Released: 2002
Length: 3:24
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Along by the canal
You can see the remnants of last night's reverie
As left by the local tenants
But these aren't the gifts they give free in shopping malls
This is real life that's sprayed across the tunnel walls

You know who your friends are
You know who your friends are
They're the ones who want to see you go far
You know who your friends are

The last time you tried to leave here for a working holiday
You said your mother needed you two thousand miles away
But no sooner on the tarmac you were met to be told
We've been waiting for you
You just can't leave the fold

You know who your friends are
You know who your friends are
They're the ones who want to see you go far
You know who your friends are

They'll never let you go
They'll never let you know who your friends are
Know who your friends are

They say that loyalty is just for those who've earned it
Is that why they stole the sofa from your parking space and burned it
You were hoping you could leave here with some teeth still in your head
But your friends on curtain row would rather see you dead

You know who your friends are
You know who your friends are
They're the ones who want to see you go far
You know who your friends are
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so fine and what a voice she has - a true star
 richlister wrote:
Come on Chrissie, I know you can find that note, keep going through them, you'll find it, even if you have to create a new one.
 

What you smoking man?  Her intonation is fine.
 paulpaar wrote:
This amurikin wench of fame reminds me of former wife wench.

C
chris wind, as in HOT AiR: bullchit mirror - repetitious californicator. Or is she tijeros?scary either way . A liar.
 
...and she divorced you, too?
 Lazarus wrote:

We be dancing...  love it...
 
 
Haven't seen you dancing for quite a while, Lazarus. What's up?
Chrissy is a great writer.
BUG: "Cosmic Love Child — Television Saved My Life"  and  "The Pretenders — You Know Who Your Friends Are" plays in the same time.

We be dancing...  love it...
 
Upon further reflection...   This is brilliant !

 
I would have to agree with these folks...

 

unclehud wrote:
 misterbearbaby wrote:

A fine husky intense voice and she sings excellent material. She's up there with Bonnie, Annie and Joni, in my book.


Amen, brother.   Those four wonderful women are, like, the soundtrack to heaven, man.  And Chrissie is still kickin it.

 


Been a huge Pretenders fan since track 1. So real.

This song is soooo good for the ears...  and the heart...
 
Nice!
Love Chrissie & The Pretenders, but this is not by a long way one of her best.
Thought this was Aimee Mann, for a moment. Nice.
 misterbearbaby wrote:

A fine husky intense voice and she sings excellent material. She's up there with Bonnie, Annie and Joni, in my book.


Amen, brother.   Those four wonderful women are, like, the soundtrack to heaven, man.  And Chrissie is still kickin it.
Come on Chrissie, I know you can find that note, keep going through them, you'll find it, even if you have to create a new one.
Saw her a couple of years ago. Awesome.
Thought was new POE. But pleasantly surprised to see it's Chrissie.

A fine husky intense voice and she sings excellent material. She's up there with Bonnie, Annie and Joni, in my book.


Chrissie's from Ohio. 

 
seabell wrote:

Are you a turkey? Sound a lot like one to me.

Chrissie Hynde's voice is virtually patentable, and not because of some gimmick. She's unique and immediately identifiable to any connoisseur of the 'femvoc' genre as a diva - in the true sense of the word. Oh, and she's a Brit, you oaf.
 


 paulpaar wrote:
This amurikin wench of fame reminds me of former wife wench. C
chris wind, as in HOT AiR: bullchit mirror - repetitious californicator. Or is she tijeros?scary either way . A liar.
 
Are you a turkey? Sound a lot like one to me.

Chrissie Hynde's voice is virtually patentable, and not because of some gimmick. She's unique and immediately identifiable to any connoisseur of the 'femvoc' genre as a diva - in the true sense of the word. Oh, and she's a Brit, you oaf.
I'm really digging this
This is potentially good advice. A tune I haven't really heard much before. Chrissy sounds really good here.
For a second I thought Poe had released something new
Not their strongest track by a long shot, but I like it.
This amurikin wench of fame reminds me of former wife wench.

C
chris wind, as in HOT AiR: bullchit mirror - repetitious californicator. Or is she tijeros?scary either way . A liar.