I want you to listen to me,

Don't laugh; just let me be.

Listen to me, and if you do,

I promise I'll listen to you.

You don't even really have to listen,

Just let me think you are,

You can pretend to listen,

And let your mind wander far.

But I'd like for you to listen,

I really need someone to talk to.

As I talk about my life, my friend Kristen,

Just sit and pay attention; that's all you have to do.

I know it's boring, but it's important to me,

To pour out my soul, then I feel free.

And after awhile, you'll think of a reply.

To help me feel better, it's worth a try.

Please, just take a minute, take a second,

Because after I'm done, I'll feel more like your friend.