Alec Benjamin - I Built A Friend [Official Lyric Video]

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Animated Video By: Peter B Samuels -
I built a friend with three pieces of plastic and a pen
I made him on the table in the den
I gave him my old cell phone for a head, for a head
And we spent holidays at my house
And we left presents in a stocking
And we bought bolts and things and strings
And a new watch, that's what he got
And we had so much fun together
We knew we'd be friends forever
And we had so much fun together
We had so much fun
Then I left for college in September
And we wept cause we can't be together
So I kept pictures to remember my old friend, my old friend
Then I met this girl at graduation
And forget my oldest creation
And I guess I'll see him next vacation
Send my best, I send my best
And we had so much fun together
We knew we'd be friends forever
And we had so much fun together
We had so much fun
I came home to find him on the table
With a note, scribbled out in pencil
And he wrote, that he just wasn't stable all alone, all alone
Next to him, an empty glass of water
That he spilled, all over the body
That I built, it fizzled and it popped
And then it killed, and then it killed
And we had so much fun together
We thought we'd be friends forever
And we had so much fun together
We had so much fun
I built a friend

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  • god i can’t get over your voice it’s so good i’m so jealous

    BIg Daddy PeytonBIg Daddy Peyton4 күн мурун
  • Is he saying girls are taken away us from our friends our closest best friends ??

    CRIT11CALCRIT11CAL4 күн мурун
  • I just love this song!

    arihant jainarihant jain5 күн мурун
  • ♥♥♥

    Tanmoy DebTanmoy Deb5 күн мурун
  • am I the only one who thought he was like 18?

    AbbyAbby6 күн мурун
  • ohhhhh iam so soft now 💜🥺☹

    Somi HoviSomi Hovi7 күн мурун
  • Finneas - i lost a friend Alec - i built a friend

    Caspian LordCaspian Lord7 күн мурун
  • This song maked me feel like I'm not alone. Like there is someone with me. Idk if it's weird but yeah. Because I'm super alone and this makes me feel like I have like a ghost buddy with me. 🙁

    MG xoxMG xox9 күн мурун
  • I really love Alec's songs, almost like he's singing a story to us, interesting ones too, very impressive :3 i still can't believe this song isn't famous

    •ItsMelUwU••ItsMelUwU•9 күн мурун
  • Just a like is not enough for this ....just making my soul feel it all the words, the music and specially his voice

    Gargi KubdeGargi Kubde10 күн мурун
  • ok im crying now

    MunMunMunMun11 күн мурун
  • This song is so beautiful I love the stories he tells in his songs.

    no uno u12 күн мурун
  • breakfast club power 105.1

    eso claroeso claro12 күн мурун
  • I literally sang it and it sounded exactly like alec

    BlackleafBlackleaf12 күн мурун
  • I am from turkey. And I am 14 .I am very lucky because I found your songs . They are defınitely the best. I listened all of your songs when I was studying my highschool exam so they mean so much to me . I've been listening to these songs ever since the day I found them. The lyrics of all your songs are like lived stories and that's what fascinates me. I always listen your songs with my family and I recommend them my friends.There's not a single bad thing about you and your songs.Your songs have such deep meanings and I can't believe how you wrote them.You don't have a single bad song and that is amazing.Your songs both make me cry and laugh. Reminds me of things to remember in life.Your voice is perfect. Please continue your fascinating work . Love u and your songs so much :)

    elif Stoneelif Stone13 күн мурун
    • I also suggested to my friends loll

      Azra Gülce MüezinlerAzra Gülce Müezinler13 күн мурун
    • Alec please like this comment plss pls ı love you So much alec

      Azra Gülce MüezinlerAzra Gülce Müezinler13 күн мурун
    • +

      neriman ttaaneriman ttaa13 күн мурун
  • I been here since the beginning I'm gald people now realize the talent this guy has! Very proud

    śtar_gamingśtar_gaming13 күн мурун
  • Underrated :(

    JustDarielleJustDarielle13 күн мурун
  • Did you change the song a little bit not how I remember in America got talent

    CTB_Chase ʕ•ᴥ•ʔCTB_Chase ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ14 күн мурун
  • you are literally the best dude this shit is deep

    Riddhi DubeyRiddhi Dubey16 күн мурун
  • Am I the only one crying?

    md Abdul Hadimd Abdul Hadi17 күн мурун
    • Dosen't matter ,I love this song...........

      md Abdul Hadimd Abdul Hadi17 күн мурун
  • What a great story and song! This made me realize how important having friends are! Good job Alec!

    Laxananth HomeLaxananth Home18 күн мурун
  • Alec is like one of the best singers yet still underrated.

    naruto巻きnaruto巻き19 күн мурун
  • why this song is so underrated

    Far IlianaFar Iliana20 күн мурун
  • I don't have friends. Silently trying to built a friend like the music video says....

    Shirota KurosakiShirota Kurosaki20 күн мурун
  • Lyrics: Are on the fricking screen

    •Blizzy Ice••Blizzy Ice•20 күн мурун
  • 👏👏👏👏👏

    Génesis Anyoli Villanueva estebanGénesis Anyoli Villanueva esteban22 күн мурун
  • way too better than justin bieber

    Иιɢнтcσяɛ ĦʋитИιɢнтcσяɛ Ħʋит22 күн мурун

    Chief_ FlashChief_ Flash23 күн мурун
  • I'm not the type to cry over these songs but i was playing it and my friend started balling i-

    Tobio•KageyamaTobio•Kageyama23 күн мурун
    • @Chief_ Flash Ou nice

      Tobio•KageyamaTobio•Kageyama23 күн мурун
    • @Tobio•Kageyama lmao ,btw new season in October, and there will be more after that cuz lot of story is left in the manga

      Chief_ FlashChief_ Flash23 күн мурун
    • @Chief_ Flash BOKE HINATA BOKE

      Tobio•KageyamaTobio•Kageyama23 күн мурун

      Chief_ FlashChief_ Flash23 күн мурун
  • I'm sorry but I don't trust ppl with gacha character's as their profile pics

    Ally HardyAlly Hardy24 күн мурун
  • Daym

    Duzty Stin.YDuzty Stin.Y24 күн мурун
  • Watching that string go through the holes has made my day, and I’m not even sure why..

    SpiritCircleSpiritCircle24 күн мурун
  • If you listen and think about it it sounds like he is talking about making a friend who had depression but they hid it and when he left they committed suicide because they couldn’t make it through without them

    unicornnuuunicornnuu24 күн мурун
  • i listen to alec but i have a feeling this is abt a friend that committed suicide. “he just wasn’t stable on his own”

    jada pierrejada pierre26 күн мурун
  • wtf i remember this song... how long has it been?

    lol XDlol XD27 күн мурун
  • This guy has so much talent and he also tells stories in his songs that’s why I love him he deserves way more followers.

    Flyhearts _Flyhearts _27 күн мурун
  • Have you guys watched Merrick Hanna, from got talent, dancing this song? The boy is soo cute and talented ♥️ It would awesome if he and Alec make a colaboration ^^

    Rute SantiagoRute Santiago28 күн мурун
  • I see Alec Benjamin. I click. As simple as that

    Gauri MaheshwariGauri Maheshwari28 күн мурун
  • This hurts on another level, oh my god I'm in pain

    Hermione GrangerHermione Granger29 күн мурун
  • You're the BEST Alec!!!❤❤❤ #IBuiltAFriend

    Shweta OfficialShweta Official29 күн мурун
  • When i heard this song i tried making this "friend" and my "friend" died i did not created him right ;-;

    Şøphįě Ťhå WőłfŞøphįě Ťhå WőłfАй мурун
  • This is the one good thing that comes out of 2020

    BrielleDaCowBrielleDaCowАй мурун
  • l love .......this song

    baz ziLbaz ziLАй мурун
  • Damn these manly tears.

    Vladimir PutinVladimir PutinАй мурун
  • Ok this song is perfect for hunterxhunter like.........this is killua and gons friendship.......I'm sobbing

    Akira BiazAkira BiazАй мурун
  • Me: *watching the music video crying because the friend he built poured water over his cardboard body* You: *Crying over the needle* Everyone: *crying over both*

    BigtalonplayzBigtalonplayzАй мурун
  • If you think you're stupid Just think of the people who disliked this video

    CuteMapple GachaCuteMapple GachaАй мурун
  • This is why James Charles suggested to listen to Alec on Elle❤

    Leesha BanthiaLeesha BanthiaАй мурун
  • Alec and Tate and Sasha I need their collabs Pleaseeeeeeee once Their songs are so relatable that i dont mind crying on them although i hate to show my emotion specially crying one😶

    Selflovexstudy: SakshiSelflovexstudy: SakshiАй мурун
  • How dare u Alec u insulting bang bang con . 😤😡

    wendy Lee Hyungwendy Lee HyungАй мурун
  • Ok but i was just watching the needle the whole time. I didnt even listen the song

    Kejsi AdemiKejsi AdemiАй мурун
  • I tell my friends about him still I don't get why they don't like my choice to listen I really love all your songs I want the whole world to hear you. I have never heard a singers songs as much as I have heard your songs. Whenever I need something to in my lonely time I hear your song it's very soothing, relaxing and give me hope . Love you for your great songs which I can listen anytime.❤️❤️

    Entropi ClipsEntropi ClipsАй мурун
  • I thought this was I BUILD A FRIEND but my head was under water ;’( 😂😂😂

    Leonard ValenzuelaLeonard ValenzuelaАй мурун
  • 😥It seems about me and my friend!

    Thearith MelThearith MelАй мурун
  • This made me so sad 😞

    Aubrey AdamsAubrey AdamsАй мурун
  • Took three years but he’s finally released a lyric video I see

    LongJohnLarryLongJohnLarryАй мурун
  • Great now I'm crying...I started crying when I realized...

    Abri RichAbri RichАй мурун
  • I was an Alec Benjamin fan before I even knew him. It was this very song I loved when I was young. The memories

    PhixxlePhixxleАй мурун
  • Alec: bult a friend Me: never met my friend agin cause she died😩😭 Billie:I buried a friend Shawn Mandes: get a girlfriend Me: COME ON

    Mackenzie biggest fanMackenzie biggest fanАй мурун
  • How everyone see's me: 🤣🥰💝😀💕🙂😆 *how iam inside:* 🙄🤢🤧🔪🔫😭🥺 *when i listen to alec* : 🥺😀😓😃😄😇

    SiimplyAlishaSiimplyAlishaАй мурун
  • his songs made me sad :( I always cry when i listen to his songs lots and lots of love from India💕😊🥰

    Anushkaa RastogiAnushkaa RastogiАй мурун
  • „We knew we‘d be friends forever“ I‘m crying cuz my bff that I know for nearly 8 years doesn’t want to be friends anymore.

    Rabiii MspRabiii MspАй мурун
  • This happened to me and my friend I moved away for a year and I came back I saw her on my first day of school and she was one of the popular girls and she said she didn’t want to be friends with me anymore and that is on a toxic old friend

    Eljiro KirishimaEljiro KirishimaАй мурун
  • I love you Alec Benjamin you got me through a lot of bad times and I have good times with your music

    Katsuki Bokugo aka Ground ZeroKatsuki Bokugo aka Ground ZeroАй мурун
  • It's so good and I'm in love with the song

    Riley_ BlackRiley_ BlackАй мурун
  • I made a cover of this song! It would make my day if you went and checked it out :)

    Just ErynnJust ErynnАй мурун
  • Who else heard this song years ago?

    kazuto kirigyakazuto kirigyaАй мурун
  • Yo alec I'm such a big fan even though I'm dead I'm still listening to you

    XXX tentactionXXX tentactionАй мурун
  • Everything sad about this song is like obvious right But like I can’t get over the fact that it’s built a friend like “mom I made a friend today! Their name is...” and then boom Like It’s the simplest insinuation but damn

    Raptor 8600Raptor 8600Ай мурун
    • Raptor 8600 😭❤️Today was rough and sad the only thing that can fix my day is only 4 s u b s c r i b e r s 😔 alec is my fav artist and I slow down his songs too for on my channel🥺

      SoftyvibesSoftyvibesАй мурун
  • I'm kinda feeling scared while looking at this video Is this some kind of phobia or disorder can someone tell me

    nitishanitishaАй мурун
    • nitisha 😭❤️Today was rough and sad the only thing that can fix my day is only 4 s u b s c r i b e r s 😔 alec is my fav artist and I slow down his songs too for on my channel🥺

      SoftyvibesSoftyvibesАй мурун
  • Any more content...? I’m a little bored sorry don’t mean to be rude... I just miss u ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️😊😊😊😊😊

    Giraffe QweenGiraffe QweenАй мурун
    • Giraffe Qween 😭❤️Today was rough and sad the only thing that can fix my day is only 4 s u b s c r i b e r s 😔 alec is my fav artist and I slow down his songs too for on my channel🥺

      SoftyvibesSoftyvibesАй мурун
  • if this is real, thats sad😭

    BeebrayBeebrayАй мурун
    • Beebray 😭❤️Today was rough and sad the only thing that can fix my day is only 4 s u b s c r i b e r s 😔 alec is my fav artist and I slow down his songs too for on my channel🥺

      SoftyvibesSoftyvibesАй мурун
  • This is my favorite song ty for making my day

    ¿AntixSøcial CryxBaby?¿AntixSøcial CryxBaby?Ай мурун
  • I love it

    103 Alyssa Vas103 Alyssa VasАй мурун
  • .. Alec Benjamin - I Built A Friend ... 0:00 ●━━━━━━─────── 2:56 ⇆ㅤㅤㅤㅤ◁ㅤㅤ❚❚ㅤㅤ▷ㅤㅤㅤㅤ↻

    keara burnskeara burnsАй мурун
  • Who here from alec's marathon

    علاء عبد اللهعلاء عبد اللهАй мурун
  • I built a friend hit me hardddd I need to turn this off I turned it off I’m balling like a little baby

    Ally ThoAlly ThoАй мурун
  • wowww music😭😭😭 love so much

    Happy BirthdayHappy BirthdayАй мурун
  • They should of put this song in the last toy story movie

    CPandABfangirlCPandABfangirlАй мурун
  • Wow is all I can say. It heals..❤❤

    Emi SutngaEmi SutngaАй мурун
  • Over 2.5 billion people know English and over 1 billion listen to English songs ... But then he has 3 million subs.. Like seriously.. Whyy

    Aarushi JainAarushi JainАй мурун
  • Hey Brooke. I know you'll never see this. But I still love you. I know you hate me. I know. But I just wanted you to know you were the best of friends I ever had. Thank you so much. You were always my favorite. I wish I could still hang out with you. I wish we could still text like we used to. You always cheered me up. But now you're gone. I'll stop the stupid shit. I won't do it ever again. I just hope you understand no matter how much you hate me, I still will be there for you. I know you still don't want anything to do with me. But thank you so much. Bye.

    Zeke The IdiotZeke The IdiotАй мурун
  • O god i can't describe my feelings. Soo beautiful song. Amazing.

    Tapan MukhopadhyayTapan MukhopadhyayАй мурун
  • The part that says we knew we'd be friends forever changes to we thought we'd be friends forever after his friend dies, it gets me so badly

    SomikaSomikaАй мурун
  • :D

    Mohammad AbarquezMohammad AbarquezАй мурун
  • This song it’s so sad to me🥺

    mini_ avocadomini_ avocadoАй мурун
  • you see this is one of the songs that makes me cry when i listen to it. that or im just really emotional.

    FlashingRainbows 77FlashingRainbows 77Ай мурун
  • Youu neeed too tell me if u re build himmmm right right right ...... even though its song i can not stop ugly/gross cryinnng 😖😥 im so emotional

    Đëłüňä čüpčäkëĐëłüňä čüpčäkëАй мурун
  • Good song, fallin love again and again in every single that u have

    Lovannie Zulkarnain PutriLovannie Zulkarnain PutriАй мурун
  • I felt this... 💔💔😭

    Gladwin De SouzaGladwin De SouzaАй мурун
  • I literally made imaginary friends with anime characters...

    Sarah AnushehSarah AnushehАй мурун
  • I feels like crying Me to myself : *this is all about friends and not of boyfriends* Still this brings tears to my eyes

    Agnus MarysonAgnus MarysonАй мурун
  • Alec: I built a friend! Billie: BURY A FRIENDDDD

    -avocadoi--avocadoi-2 ай мурун
  • I think Alec Benjamin is a very underrated musician/singer.

    Tempatch The Very WeirdTempatch The Very Weird2 ай мурун
  • Wasn’t this song released like 3 years ago?!?!?!? AUCHCGICIGCGICIGHI I STILL LOVE IT

    LunaLuna2 ай мурун
  • I will share this comment- He doesnt write songs we have to here but what we need hear 😭Sad song over here

    Dj_ MapleTreeDj_ MapleTree2 ай мурун
  • im not in a very good place in my mental health so i bulit a ball off rubber bands its so much to me now.... :[

    alwaysbonniee_alwaysbonniee_2 ай мурун
    • EllanorLovesSair you ok?

      MusicIsGoodMusicIsGoodАй мурун
  • When I first heard this is was being performed on agt

    Paige JacksonPaige Jackson2 ай мурун
  • OKAY, THIS IS ENOUGH. DEAR ALEC BENJAMIN'S FANS, I have come up with an idea because I feel he isn't getting the attention that he deserve (if you are interested I INSIST YOU TO DO THIS TOO). - He will get more mainstream attention if he has a huge fan base! And for that we can do this little thing (if huge number of people do this, it can work remarkably well). So we all need to do this: - Apart from being his constant fans, COMMENT ABOUT HIM ON YOUR OTHER FAVORITE ARTIST'S SONGS AS WELL. FOR EXAMPLE: "This is legit my next favorite song after My mind is a prison by Alec Benjamin" or something along the lines that doesn't look creepy y'know? YOU DON'T HAVE TO MAKE STUFF UP, just be honest about what you think about his songs and comment about that! The more people see it, the more likely it is that people will check out his work, and as we all know if you listen to this man's work once, YOU ARE BOUND TO BECOME A FAN. Because he is REAL. I don't know if this idea is good or dumb, but I know that I want to put in extra efforts for him! Hope you'll do too!

    Anushka JadeAnushka Jade2 ай мурун
  • I feel as if i’m the only one reminded of someone you love, that’s slightly older than you, and that you’re close to now, but one day they’ll go off to college and find someone else, eventually forgetting you, as you’re left in the dark with the memories and tears, meanwhile you’re still hanging on.

    imnotoKimnotoK2 ай мурун