When I saw him last He had that look in his eyes I said, "Do you need to talk?" He said, "No." So I called him up, asked him again and I waited a while - He began to speak, then he started to cry
You know some things are best left unspoken And some things just never work out And sometimes, seems you try and you try and whatever you do There's a fix that you're in, and you just can't get out He said, "I need your help, I need it now Give me the strength to go on"
Though I didn't know what I knew that something was wrong But he still had his pride He'd tell me in time Well this feeling inside Kept eating at me I was losing a friend, and I had to know why
When I heard the voice on the phone, I knew it was bad news So I rushed to be by his side And we said goodbye for the last time I gently hugged him, and kissed him goodbye He whispered, "I need your help, I need it now Give me the strength to go on."
We were always laughing I just remember laughing, mama We were always laughing
Oh I need your help, I need it now Give me the strength to go on
Though as time goes by, and it all becomes clear We can see the deceit, we see the lies So I asked myself, over and over, and over again What did they know? What did they hide? Fools, leading the innocent blindly Fools, turning away
And I know that When I think of my friend with that look in his eyes And if they told the truth, he might be here today I need your help, I need it now Just give me the strength to go on, on
I remember the laughing We were always laughing
Oh no - it's just strength we need now Just the strength to go on...