Julia Johnson

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Acquaintance of Mine

Written By: Julia Johnson

Verse 1

An Acquaintance of mine died today,
I didn’t know him that well anyway.
He was hanging in the trees,
His body blowing in the breeze
And when I see his girlfriend, I don’t know what I should say.

I found out on the internet tonight
I typed ‘hello’, and then they replied,
And so I was told, in italic and bold
That a boy from my school had just died.

Chorus

And I don’t know what to say
Or how to feel anymore
I used to say it was greedy
But now I’m not sure

And it didn’t make me cry
It only made me think
I’m still going out tonight,
but I’m not gonna drink just in case
just in case

Verse 2

And they’re crying in this church for themselves
Cos they couldn’t hear his cries for help.
If his friends cared that much,
Then why’d they get so out of touch
That they could let him go and hang himself?

But I wouldn’t dare to say that to their face
There’s enough mud already slung around this place
Cos they’re all playing the stupid game
Of who is not, and who is to blame
Well if you ask me, it’s just a game of saving face.

Chorus

And I don’t know what to say
Or how to feel anymore
I used to say it was greedy
But now I’m not sure

And it didn’t make me cry
It only made me think
I’m still going out tonight,
but I’m not gonna drink just in case
just in case

Bridge-
Whose job was it to cut the rope down?

Verse 3

I saw his girlfriend today on the street
I caught her eye, and quickly looked down to her feet
But She looked at me and smiled,
So was stopped and talked a while
On a sun-warmed bus-stop seat.

She said “this is the best part of your life
You’re not a lover, not a mother and you’re not a wife
So hide your heart under your bed,
Go and play outside instead
Cos it’s the only way you’ll stay out of strife”

Chorus

And I don’t know what to say
Or how to feel anymore
I used to say it was greedy
And I’m still not sure

Oh she didn’t make me cry
But she sure made me think
I’m still going out tonight,
And fuck it I’m gonna drink
To a boy
from my school
who just died

to a boy
from my school
who just died