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Friend Zone

by gospel lee

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A song about an imaginary place where the awkwardness is real, and how to escape. Inspired by actual events.


And I remember it like yesterday, every day/ Made me feel a certain way left me with a lot to say/But when I saw you, I couldn’t even speak, couldn’t even breathe time stopped for a whole week

Now I’m scheming during breakfast over whole wheat/Dreamin’ up the plan of gettin’ you to notice me/I’m loopin through your Vines, I’m readin what you tweet/Instagramin what you eat, Pintrest board is mad fleek

Ready for the test studied all my research/Lines rehearsed no teleprompt to read first/Movin’ forward with my plan no reverse/When I seal the deal, it’ll feel like a re-birth

But I ain’t foolish though, know I should take it slow/It’s workin better if we take the time to get to know/Start with friendship, then let the love grow/Then it’s happy ever after how else could it go

Friend Zone, Friend Zone
Friend Zone, Oh Baby

Things are going great and I’m feeling fantastic/Cloud 99 and I know just how it happened/We textin’ all day, we talkin’ all night/Then all the sudden something really wasn’t feelin’ right

Can’t put my finger on it, I can’t really tell/We used to talk a lot, now it’s voicemail/I know you read my text, but you can’t write back/But you can hashtag, and you can share that/

I’ve been losing hope but part of me is holdin’ on/Hopin’ when you said you like me you weren’t leading on/So I asked you out, the only way to see/You paused and I knew that was the death of me

Who else is coming-the fatal blow/I said it’s only us, now you’re askin’ if your friend can go/You’re such a sweet guy, I hope you understand/You’re like a big brother I can’t lose you as a friend


Etch-A-Sketch relationship we made something great/All the sudden you got shook now its gone without a trace/Now we’ve gone our separate ways, truth is hard to embrace/Thought we were goin’ somewhere, now we’re walkin’ in place

I didn’t plan for that, made it really awkward/ So when I’m lookin’ at you now my eyes are always blurred/I didn’t get it then, now it’s clear to see/You liked being liked more than you could ever like me

Then wisdom came around showed me somethin’ different/Modified my vision helped me see what I was missin’/The “friend” that you fiendin to be close to is the very same “friend” that you’re really not supposed to

Escaped the friend zone, and lived to write about it/They try and keep you there, you’re probably better off without ‘em/Great place to start, not the place to stay/If they keep you stuck at start, you can choose to walk away


released February 12, 2015
Written by: Gospel Igwe
Produced by: Wayne Klassik
Recording/Mixing/Mastering: DJ Mcnutty
Executive Producers: Gospel Igwe, Wayne Klassik, DJ Mcnutty
Cover Art Photography: Hannah Minkner for Minkmade


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