Theme Song Thursday: You’ve Got a Friend

21 Feb

I learned very early in life that: “Without a song, the day would never end; without a friend, a man ain’t got a friend; without a song, the road would never bend- without a song” So I keep singing a song.
Elvis Presley
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I’m a creature of habit, good habits and bad habits, plus I don’t like change. One of my habits (still not sure if it’s good or bad) is that once I put a CD in the car, it stays there for months. I listen to it over and over and over. I sing along till the cows come home. Well, I don’t have any cows, but you know what I mean.

The CD for this season is James Taylor. I love James Taylor! One of my favorite songs is “you’ve got a friend.” Friendship is so important to me, and I’ve been blessed with countless wonderful loving friends.

I’d like to think that there have been times when I have been a good friend when someone has been troubled and needed a helping hand. But, so many friends have been there for me, especially these past few months…..
“Hey, ain’t it good to know that you’ve got a friend? People can be so cold.
They’ll hurt you and desert you. Well, they’ll take your soul if you let them,
oh yeah, but don’t you let them.”

That’s the theme song for today. “Ain’t it good to know?” Yes, I am blessed, and I’ll keep singing a song.

“You’ve Got A Friend”
James Taylor

When you’re down and troubled and you need a helping hand
and nothing, whoa, nothing is going right.
Close your eyes and think of me and soon I will be there
to brighten up even your darkest nights.

You just call out my name, and you know where ever I am
I’ll come running to see you again.
Winter, spring, summer, or fall, all you have to do is call and I’ll be there, yeah, yeah,
you’ve got a friend.

If the sky above you should turn dark and full of clouds
and that old north wind should begin to blow,
keep your head together and call my name out loud.
Soon I will be knocking upon your door.
You just call out my name, and you know where ever I am
I’ll come running to see you again.
Winter, spring, summer, or fall, all you have to do is call and I’ll be there.

Hey, ain’t it good to know that you’ve got a friend? People can be so cold.
They’ll hurt you and desert you. Well, they’ll take your soul if you let them,
oh yeah, but don’t you let them.

You just call out my name, and you know where ever I am
I’ll come running to see you again.
Winter, spring, summer, or fall, all you have to do is call, Lord, I’ll be there, yeah, yeah,
you’ve got a friend. You’ve got a friend.
Ain’t it good to know you’ve got a friend. Ain’t it good to know you’ve got a friend.
Oh, yeah, yeah, you’ve got a friend.

4 Responses to “Theme Song Thursday: You’ve Got a Friend”

  1. The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap February 21, 2014 at 2:51 am #

    Love the James Taylor, “You’ve Got a Friend.” One of my all time fav. 🙂

  2. Francina February 22, 2014 at 12:00 am #

    One of his great songs indeed!

    • toniandrukaitis February 22, 2014 at 1:00 am #

      I love his voice and the words to his songs are so profound. I hope your life is blessed with many friends. Best regards.

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