“You’ve Got A Friend”

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I heard this song the other day. It reminded me of things years ago when I heard it for the first time. Of course I was younger and did not pay attention to the real meaning of the song. It was just a cute melody.

I know that I try not to bring much religion into my articles. They are much more related to our customers, the poor and homeless. However, when I heard the song the other day, I could not help but think of the meaning of the words. I invite you to read the lyrics slowly and carefully. Take your time and think about what the song is saying. It is a great inspirational piece and worthy of buying the James Taylor rendition from your favorite song provider.

I hope that even the homeless can think of the song. They all need a friend, very many friends. The song sings of God’s love for everyone, no matter who they are, how much money they have, or where they live.


“You’ve Got A Friend”
by Carole King

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.