Passing Friend
written by: Jak Locke

version 2:
from Paradox Prophecy: Dilate (November 19th 2000) (3:03)
I saw a friend just yesterday and he saw me and walked away
Could I have changed so much since then
But now I can't remember when
It takes me back to see his face, then right back here where I'm erased
Is this the way it's going to be
Would there be anything that's worth this to me

Every cold wind I have ever felt before
Everything I've lost for that "something more"
Every "this is worth the price" I've said til I believe again
Called to question when I feel the silence of my passing friend

Connections lost for something else, at least that's what I've told myself
Is there a day coming when I will wish I hadn't aimed so high
Something at least that I could show to convince myself the cost was low
Cuz for now all I see is the end of what had once accepted me

Every cold wind I have ever felt before
Everything I've lost for that "something more"
An absence for a time and now I'm stranger bound
But if that's all it took, was that ever a friend I found?

version 1:
from Obelisk (February 24th 1999) (3:06)
I saw a friend just yesterday and he saw me and walked away
Could I have changed so much since then
But now I can't remember when
It takes me back to see his face, then right back here where I'm erased
Is this the way it's going to be
Would there be anything that's worth this to me

Every cold wind I have ever felt before
Everything I've lost for that "something more"
Every "this is worth the price" I've said til I believe again
Called to question when I feel the silence of my passing friend

Connections lost for something else, at least that's what I've told myself
Is there a day coming when I will wish I hadn't aimed so high
Something at least that I could show to convince myself the cost was low
Cuz for now all I see is the end of what had once accepted me

Every cold wind I have ever felt before
Everything I've lost for that "something more"
An absence for a time and now I'm stranger bound
But if that's all it took, was that ever a friend I found?

earliest live performance: September 6th 2000