Songs about friendship

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  1. trev333

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    a different angle... when your best friend/band mate gets a girlfriend and spends more time with her..

     
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    I remember the Placedo song well from clubbing days.... never remembered the name of it though. :cool:
     
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    Lean on Me, Bill Withers
     
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    Joe Jackson!


     
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    One of Elton John and Bernie Taupin's first collaborations...

    I hope the day will be a lighter highway
    For friends are found on every road
    Can you ever think of any better way
    For the lost and weary travelers to go?

    Making friends for the world to see
    Let the people know you got what you need
    With a friend at hand you will see the light
    If your friends are there then every thing's all right


     
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    Here's a far more cynical look at the subject. I translated the lyrics as closely as possible.


    I used to have a friend when I was a child with who I shared everything.
    If he started a fight, I'd fight along by his side
    If he dove into a pond I'd be right behind him
    There couldn't have been a more beautiful friendship in my eyes

    Until the day he told that he would move to another town
    If I remember correctly, he only sent me a postcard once.

    Some time in your life, you come to the conclusion
    That friendship is only an illusion
    Friendship is just a dream
    A pile of scrap with some chrome along the seams.

    I got myself a girlfriend with who I shared everything
    Whenever she wanted to make out, I'd be happy to go along.
    She was always by my side whenever I needed a shoulder to cry on
    There couldn't have been a more beautiful friendship in my eyes.

    Until the day she forgot about what my name was
    And revealed that she had another boyfriend.

    Some time in your life, you come to the conclusion
    That friendship is only an illusion
    Friendship is just a dream
    A pile of scrap with some chrome along the seams.

    So when it comes to money
    And when it comes to women
    When it comes to everything you hold dear
    Is there anybody who you can truly trust?

    Some time in your life, you come to the conclusion
    (Friendship will never end)
    That friendship is only an illusion
    (At least, it doesn't for me)
    Friendship is just a dream
    (Friendship will never end)
    A pile of scrap with some chrome along the seams.
    (At least not for me)
     
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    OP got my favorite (RS Waiting On A Friend), here's another that Bette Midler did, this is the original:

     
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    I'll see your Terry Jacks and raise you a Shaggs.

    Brace yourself.

     
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    +++ on Don't Give Up. Always liked this video:

     
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    Stone classic. Willie's drummer and I share a given name, a lot of friends of my own have sung that one on hard nights out. ;)

    I'm sure someone posted Pancho & Lefty by now, Townes' or Willie's version.

    A few modern-ish rock faves.





     
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    Thick as Thieves by the Jam.
     
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    He has Leif Garrett hair.
     
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    Some obscure British band released this little ditty about friends in the mid 60's...

     
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    Second verse from Bonnie 'Prince' Billy's "I see a darkness":
    Well, I hope that someday, buddy
    We have peace in our lives
    Together or apart
    Alone or with our wives
    And we can stop our whoring
    And pull the smiles inside
    And light it up forever
    And never go to sleep
    My best unbeaten brother
    This isn't all I see
    It's a great song about how our friends can pull us up from the depths. I'm posting the more upbeat re-recording from 2012. The Johnny Cash interpretation is worth finding, too.
     
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