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Song about an older friend gives advice to a young man about how to handle relationships.

(That's when) you're going to need a friend


When your love's got up
and left you
And...
you feel like
you want to die.

And...
you've given up
on just believing...
you don't even 
want to try.

Isn't that right,
now, man?

You feel so
worthless,
like you can't go on

No matter 
what you do,
everything
feels wrong

You don't know
where to go,
or
what is real

you only 
know she's gone
and 
the way you feel

Bridge
(you know) I know the feeling
I've felt that way too
I feel your pain
I really do
Just call my name
that's all you've got to do,'cause

Chorus
When times are tough...
that's,
when you're
going to need a friend
Oh yeah, 
when times are, 
when times are tough...
that's,
when you're
going to need a friend.


I'll try my very best
to help you to see
your value as a man

when you love yourself
it set's you free
that's when you understand
Can't you see?

There's just so much more
that you need to know

Like, 
show your feelings to her
'cause
that's how her love grows

Tell her you love her
each and every day

I'm telling you what 
you've got to do
If you want her to stay

Go to bridge
Go to chorus
repeat twice
fade


John Derek Hamilton
October 28,2016






Copyright © | Year Posted 2016




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Date: 11/21/2016 8:56:00 AM
Hi John. Record it and put it on the Soup. We will all listen. Lovely stuff
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John Hamilton
Date: 11/21/2016 9:58:00 AM
Thanks Jannie, maybe one day, who knows?
Date: 11/4/2016 8:26:00 AM
A superb lyric, John:) with a great message:)
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John Hamilton
Date: 11/4/2016 11:47:00 AM
Thanks Jo
Date: 10/29/2016 9:07:00 AM
I like this. Very good...so true :)
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John Hamilton
Date: 10/29/2016 12:33:00 PM
Thanks Heidi
Date: 10/29/2016 5:37:00 AM
One definitely needs a friend when "Love gets up and leaves." Nice lyrics John. i hope you're putting these to music!
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John Hamilton
Date: 10/29/2016 7:35:00 AM
Thanks Daniel, lyrics come easy, music takes more time, but eventually they will all have melodies. I usually have a melody in mind when I write, question is always finding someone to sing and produce, that's the hard part.