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Author/Artist: Brad and Todd Olsen
Title: Better Off As Friends
Album: The Waiting
Transcribed by: Mark
Email: calvin@bright.net


This is my 2nd attempt. A little harder this time. I had to use
my ear a little more than number 9 (which was mostly power
chords). Don't let the solo scare you. It's not hard.


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Begining solo. X3 


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Please excuse my religion. Excuse the ceremony and the show. 


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When I first gave into Your advances, You were wanting to get closer than 
I'd know. 


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But I'll allow it for a moment. For just a moment I'll come near 


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Long enough to say those words that all men are taught to fear. 


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Chorus: I think we'd be better off as friends. 


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I think that should be where it ends. There's no complicated reason. 


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Just as simple as sin. I think we'd be better off as friends. (chorus end) 



-Beginging solo X4- 




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Please excuse my reluctance. Turn Your eyes away from my embarrassed grin. 


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Never gone this far before. Don't think I could ever go this way again. 


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So I'll just raise my head, and look deep into Your eyes, and offer You 


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those words I've been conditioned to despise. 




-Chorus- 




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I wanted flowers You were buying me a ring. I wanted candy You were 


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giving everything. 


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-SOLO- 


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You took my breath away, don't think that I have denied it. 


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But this heart You've stolen sir do You think we could still divide it? 


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-Chorus- X2 



-Begining Solo- X4 




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