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Based on the short story "When I Met Anna, She" by Dan Forward



When I met Anna, she could charm 
But I, myself impregnable
Thought myself immune to it 
The words she spoke and things she did

I was unimpressed to say the least 

And Michael was a friend of mine 
With eyes so wide but not too bright 
When Anna, she came into play
She chewed him up, then walked away

I rolled my my eyes, I'd heard before
To expect these things from those like her

So I called her my friend Anna
At arm's length from my friend, Anna 
I was only something new to her

I graduated, left the state 
And Anna, she could just not wait
To travel north to visit me 
I barred the door romantically

And I felt so prepared to see her face

And in one night I'd never seen 
So many men fall to their knees
And Anna, all the cause of it 
The words she spoke, the things she did 

To put me firm beneath her thumb 
But damned if I'd be overcome

So I turned away from Anna
No goodnight to my friend Anna 
By the time that I awoke, she had deserted me 

The next time that I'd see her face 
After a year, her wedding day 
The groom a man near twice her age
Their child only months away 

I saved the date begrudgingly 

When Anna came to speak to me
I couldn't take her seriously 
She asked if we could Keep In Touch 
She'd said the same to everyone 

It seemed like something she would do
What a strange thing when she followed through 

So I'd say hello to Anna 
Once a day to my friend Anna 
It was mostly just to pass the time 

Who's to say
Why anyone's inclined to tell a story 
Surely there's a reason Anna would have been the one anointed
Center in the grandest scheme 
When I can't discern what she means in it  

And that's how I think of Anna
Nothing more than my friend, Anna
When her husband called, what a surprise

He told me she had taken sick
With slim chance of recovering 
The way she talked, it seemed to him
That I could be her only friend 

It would mean the world to see your face 

I took a cab reluctantly
And told the driver wait for me
Approached their door, I feel the weight
Before I knock, I hesitate

And I had no desire to force a smile
To know her illness, meet her child
So I left her porch, I turned my back
And hurried back into the cab

I turned away from Anna 
No goodbye to my friend Anna 
Not a phone call or a note from her again

So I turned away from Anna 
No goodbye to my friend Anna 
I sing the story of a girl, completed 


from Almost, released February 15, 2019
Guitar, Bass, Voice by Mike Comite

Drums by Steve Sopchak




Old Best Friend Brooklyn, New York

Mike Comite is your Old Best Friend.

He lives in Brooklyn.

His second full-length album is out and it's called Almost. It sounds like almost.

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