That's What Friends Are For: A Song Game

Discussion in 'Homebound/Bedbound' started by gb66, Dec 17, 2014.

  1. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    In thinking about how much everyone's friendship on our boards means to me, and to all of us I thought we could look for some songs with Friends, Friendship, Buddies, Pals, Relationships in the title or lyrics. "That's What Friends Are For" :)
  2. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    To start:

    "My Buddy" Sung by Frank Sinatra/Doris Day and others.

    "That's What Friends Are For" By Dionne Warwick
  3. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi GB, Old Buddy

    "If you're ever in a jam, here I am.
    If you're ever in a mess, S.O.S.
    If you're so happy, you land in jail. I'm your bail.
    It's friendship, friendship, just a perfect blendship.
    When other friendships are soon forgot, ours will still be hot."

    By the witty and tuneful Cole Porter. Ethel and Lucy sang it
    while ripping gowns.

    Two Little Boys
    A song written a century ago about boys who meet again on a
    battlefield years later.

    Way Back Home
    A great tune with catchy lyrics.

    "The food is the spreadiest
    The wine is the headiest
    The pals are the readiest
    The gals are the steadiest
    The love the liveliest
    The life the loveliest
    Way back home.

    Bing's brother Bob sings it on Youtube.

    What a Friend we have in Jesus.

    Ok, it's taken me three tries to get this posted. That's all for
    now, Folks. I think the rain is getting the wires wet.

  4. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    Great thread!

    Remember this one??

    You've Got a Friend, sung by Carole King (written by James Taylor, I think?)

    "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."

    I love That's What Friends Are For, Dionne Warwick, et al.

    "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"

    I'm gonna have to look up and play the other songs listed. I'll be back later.

    Diane :)
  5. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Thanks Diane and Rock! I love all of these songs, I especially like "That's What Friends Are For". has special meaning for me.

    Rock, I remember that episode of Lucy. It was kinda annoying though, seeing them tear those dresses apart. I don't think anyone would do that. :) GB
  6. Soul*

    Soul* Well-Known Member

    Hello darkness my old friend....
    .... still remains...

    Sound of silence Simon and Garfunkel I think...
  7. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    Thank You for Being A Friend, theme from The Golden Girls (TV show), sung by Andrew Gold

    "Thank you for being a friend, traveled down the road and back again
    Your heart is true, you're a pal and a confidant
    I'm not ashamed to say, I hope it always will stay this way
    My hat is off, won't you stand up and take a bow":D

    I'll Be There For You, theme from Friends (TV show), sung by The Rembrandts

    I'll be there for you
    (When the rain starts to pour)
    I'll be there for you
    (Like I've been there before)
    I'll be there for you
    ('Cause you're there for me too)

    I'm enjoying listening to tunes this morning. :D

  8. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Together, Wherever We Go from Gypsy. Contains the line
    'No egos, Amigos.'

    My Huckleberry friend from Moon River.

    Bridge Over Troubled Water.
    "When you need a friend
    I'm sailing right behind
    Like a bridge over troubled water
    I will ease your mind."

    OK, here's a good one. With regard to The Golden Girls, I couldn't understand
    the lyrics of their theme song. I thought the song was about a heart attack.
    Found this on the net today; I wasn't the only one.

    Golden Girls Theme Song, "Thank You for Being a Friend"

    The Misheard Lyrics:

    We both see the biggest gift will be for me

    and the heart attack would say:
    'Thank you for being a friend.'

    The Real Lyrics:

    You will see the biggest gift will be from me

    and the card attached would say:
    'Thank you for being a friend.'

    And thanks to my friends here BTW.
  9. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    That misunderstanding about the lyrics on Golden Girls reminds me of one that was on The Nanny.

    Fran, the nanny, had thought when she was younger, that the line from 'Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds' "the girl with kaleidoscope eyes" was "the girl with colitis goes by". :) GB
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  10. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi GB

    I never liked those kaleidoscope things. Whenever I try to use one, I just go
    all to pieces.

  11. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

  12. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi Kids

    Soul, I just noticed that you posted Sounds of Silence earlier. Well, what can I
    say. After decades of brain fog and Alz, it just doesn't work so well anymore.

    Here's a great song by one of America's great songwriters and folks singers,
    Tom Paxton. His pal is Pete Seeger. Saw Pete at the Greek Theater years
    ago. The Greek theater is an outdoor theater (no roof) in Griffith Park, Los
    Angeles. One of the largest parks in the country located at the East end
    of Hollywood.


  13. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Pete Seeger was a member of The Weavers. One of their first hits back in the
    50s was Tzena, Tzena, Tzena which contained these lyrics. "Come where all
    our friends will find us with the dancers there. Used to play it on a 45 rpm
    record when I worked as a cave guide.

    Gene Autry recorded a song called My Old Saddle Pal. Gene's theme song
    was Back in the Saddle Again. Used to listen to his radio show when I
    was a kid.

    In 1946 Roy Rogers appeared at Helldorado Days in Las Vegas. He and
    The Sons of the Pioneers sang a song called My Saddle Pals.

    Jimi Hendrix wrote a song called My Friend.

    Looking up Buddy Holly I found a reference to a song called My
    Vampire Buddies. Reminds me of caching bats in La Crosse, WI
    when I was a kid. They attached themselves to old brick buildings
    along the Mississippi River. You could just walk up and pick them off the
    buildings during the day. I used to catch 2 or 3 per trip. Not a bad
    batting average.

    Adios Old Pals