That’s What Friends Are For

This week the theme for the Song Lyric Sunday was songs/lyrics about Friendship. I had originally thought about doing a country song (Tim McGraw’s My Best Friend or Tracy Lawrence’s Find Out Who Your Friends Are; both of which are great songs) but ultimately I decided to go with That’s What Friends Are For by Dionne Warwick. The video link below features Dionne with Elton John, Gladys Knight and Stevie Wonder.

You Tube Video

And I never thought I’d feel this way
And as far as I’m concerned
I’m glad I got the chance to say
That I do believe, I love you

And if I should ever go away
Well, then close your eyes and try
To feel the way we do today
And then if you can remember

Keep smiling, keep shining
Knowing you can always count on me, for sure
That’s what friends are for
For good times and bad times
I’ll be on your side forever more
That’s what friends are for

Well, you came in loving me
And now there’s so much more I see
And so by the way
I thank you

Oh and then for the times when we’re apart
Well, then close your eyes and know
The words are coming from my heart
And then if you can remember

Keep smiling and keep shining
Knowing you can always count on me, for sure
That’s what friends are for
In good times and bad times
I’ll be on your side forever more
That’s what friends are for

Keep smiling, keep shining
Knowing you can always count on me, for sure
That’s what friends are for
For good times and bad times
I’ll be on your side forever more
That’s what friends are for

Keep smiling, keep shining
Knowing you can always count on me, for sure
Cause I tell you, that’s what friends are for
Whoa, good times and the bad times
I’ll be on your side forever more
That’s what friends are for

Written by Burt F Bacharach, Carole Bayer Sager • Copyright © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc
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