"Take A Friend" as written by and Alex Zivojinovich Alex Lifeson....
Well, I'm looking at you
And I'm wondering what you're gonna do
Looks like you got no friends
No one to stick with you till the end

Take yourself a friend
Keep 'em till the end
Whether woman or man
It makes you feel so good
So good

Yes, you think you're all right,
And now you're lonely every night
Well, you need a friend
Someone on whom you can always depend

Take yourself a friend
Keep 'em till the end
Whether woman or man
It makes you feel so good
So good

Yes, you need some advice
Well, let me put it to you nice
I said you need a friend
Someone who'll stick with you to the end

Take yourself a friend
Keep 'em till the end
Whether woman or man
It makes you feel so good
So good


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"Take a Friend" as written by Alex Zivojinovich Gary Lee Weinrib

Lyrics © OLE MEDIA MANAGEMENT LP

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    General CommentBest song on the album.

    I find it hilarious.
    tienon June 03, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSimple song inspired by the friendship of Geddy and Alex.
    OvertheTop01on April 03, 2011   Link
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    My InterpretationThis is one of my favorite songs on the album and there's one thing I feel a lot of people failed to notice... I'm currently reviewing the entire Rush chronology and evaluating how styles evolve throughout their career and I realized that this song succeeds Need Some Love. It's a bit of a "duh" moment, but I hear this song and realize it's a response, that the narrator of each song isn't necessarily Geddy. The narrator of Take a Friend may or may not be Geddy, but he seems to be responding to the narrator in Need Some Love. He states "I said you need a friend. Someone who'll stick with you to the end" and that can be seen as a suggestion to the previous song's narrator that a platonic relationship is often more satisfying and longer lasting than a romantic one.
    psiekson December 06, 2012   Link
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    General CommentHere's to the piece of shit who wouldn't know a real friend if one bit him in his gay butt. I choose to be online because i'm tired from working. I don't feel loneliness because i have real friends. I don't have your disorders. And I don't fuck teens. The difference between us is where you'll be in a few years (alone) and where I'll be (in a wonderful loving, fun relationship). Now take your overused penis and stick it in a gullible young person who will do as usual...dump you within a few months, at the most.
    NooContacton December 06, 2012   Link

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