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Well, we have a deal
We're going to be friends
Not really close friends
But friends for when we have nothing better to do
Friends for the few empty moments
Let's fake that
I know you
You know me
In case and if I need someone I can trust 
I'll pretend I’ll think of you but that you aren't home
or the telephone was busy
and that I couldn't get to talk with you
And you, you do the same with me
the day you feel like needing someone who cares
So, we have a deal:
We're going to talk about foolish things if we talk
I'll ask something silly
You'll answer something silly
In case one of us starts getting deeper
we won't even stop to listen
or try to understand
For it's not really important
we don't care about what goes deep inside the other
To listen or to understand doesn't matter
when it's only a lie
when everything is unreal
and it's our deal.
This way, we'll never feel upset
and the subjects will always be trivial
No problem
No doubt
No crisis
But never peace or rest either
Never a shoulder, a lap or kindness
Never the feeling of being complete
Or that we can see trhough the darkness
Just a coffee brake
Barely a second of trying to relax
And as soon the coffee talking is finished
Each one goes back to his life
Nothing will have changed
I still don't know you
You don't know who I am
I'll go my way
You'll follow your path
Sadly we really won't care
Weirdly, nothing is what we're going to feel
And since it’s not something we want to live
Truth is that we’ll never be friends for real
Every shared moment is going to die
So then, we have a deal
And even it is a lie.

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