Best Of Friends (Dangerous Toys)

Picked up the paper this morning Could not believe what I saw A friend of mine was killed Runnin' from the law I could still see the face of my old friend In the picture that stared back at me And through the tears I went back through the years to remember The times that we were Playin' pirates in the school yard, singin' Soldiers in the fields We were dreamin' Brothers in blood 'til the very end We were best of friends Best of friends Always hang together, forever Thought we'd always be that way But in time you grow up And you slip away It was thirteen years since I'd seen him This man that I no longer knew His mother, god bless her Asked me if I'd say a word or two Lookin' out in a room full of strangers I didn't know quite what to say All I could tell was of two old friends And some long gone summer days of Playin' pirates in the school yard, singin' Soldiers in the fields We were dreamin' Brothers in blood 'til the very end Friends like him don't come very often You never treasure them while there's time And if they slip away You gotta somehow say You're still on my mind So your memory's all I have left now These words are all I can give And from time to time I turn back in my mind To the place where you'll always live Playin' pirates in the school-yard, singin' Soldiers in the fields We were dreamin' Brothers in blood 'til the very end