Forever (Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes)

[Intro:] This one right here goes out to everybody And it doesn't matter who your are Cuz I know that everybody has a friend [Verse 1:] What defines a friend, the meaning Where does it lye In the mind, in the money, in the face, in the eyes In the days, in the nights, well what is a friend Do you love it and leave it again and again So now our story begins of two little friends You would have thought they were twins Would have thought they were kiddin Wouldn't think they can bend Because all the time they would spend For each other they would fend For they friends to the end Their mothers know mothers Sisters know brothers Mothers know fathers Sons know they daughters They blood thicka then water If one had fifty cents they'd both have a quarter That only makes sense, adjusting levels and all They grew up together from pre-k to high school Winters in the snow, summers in the pool He's an athlete, she's an actress But hormones would lead them to the mattress [Chorus:] You have been there, through thick and thin Always beside me, you are my friend More than money, fortune, or fame Forever and ever, we will remain We will remain friends [Verse 2:] Not furious just curious She saw himself fit Who better than the boy the girl grew up with How bout the walks in the park On the phone all night Dreams like that she saw in plain sight To his friends he's urgent Simple fact she's a virgin To her he'll be urging sexually let's merge As you can see there's two different dreams Her thoughts are so pure, his low as the floor She's looking, he's balking Now walking and talking Bout a new stage and phase That they should embark in So it came to that length No dinner, no candlelight The female exhales Something doesn't feel right She said it polite, honey please not tonight Cuz he didn't get any, he got real malignant Hit her, it hurt, her breath got suspended Then he looked at his work not feelin' so splendid [Chorus:] You have been there, through thick and thin Always beside me, you are my friend More than money, fortune, or fame Forever and ever, we will remain We will remain friends [Verse 3:] Their meeting had ended Feeling offended, he went and attended To a counseling session Now life is a lesson Full of questions Why be drowned down Rather than manifested Went to his friend right from the beginning With tears in his eyes he said I apologize She much obliged, made amends Once again, they're friends to the end Yea, it was true love again As transparent as lens Apparent as kin What defines a friend Where does it lye In the mind, in the money, in the face, in the eyes In the days, in the nights, what is a friend Did you love it and leave it again and again In time in the sadness in the hurt in the pride It's the person dispersing through the hands of time [Chorus:] You have been there, through thick and thin Always beside me, you are my friend More than money, fortune, or fame Forever and ever, we will remain You have been there, through thick and thin Always beside me, you are my friend More than money, fortune, or fame Forever and ever, we will remain We will remain friends