"You've Got A Friend" as written by and Carole King....
When you're down and troubled
And you need some love and care
And nothing, nothing is going right
Close your eyes and think of me
And soon I will be there
To brighten up even your darkest night

You just call out my name
And you know wherever 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
You've got a friend

If the sky above you
Grows dark and full of clouds
And that old north wind begins to blow
Keep you head together
And call my name out loud
Soon you'll hear me knocking at you door

You just call out my name
And you know wherever 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 yes I will

Ain't it good to know that you've got a friend
When people can be so cold
They'll hurt you, desert you
And take your soul if you let them, don't you let them

You just call out my name
And you know wherever I am
I'll come running running running to see you again
Winter, spring, summer or fall
All you have to do is call
And I'll be there
You've got a friend
You've got a friend

Ain't it good to know, ain't it good to know, ain't it good to know
You've got a friend
You've got a friend


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"You've Got a Friend" as written by Carole King

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    General Commentwho likes mcflys version? i do!
    Olliebabeon March 20, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis redefines a "Friend" to mean beyond somthing beyond what most people only imagine. Somebody once said, "it's easy to find friends to stand beside you when you're right, but a true friend stands beside you, even when you're wrong." Well, by this post she knows, she matters. You friend, matter to me. Don't blow it!
    soxkokwaon March 28, 2005   Link
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    General CommentWell said soxkokwa,

    Sorry Olliebabe but they just about killed it.

    A brilliant and moving song.
    lonelyoneon September 28, 2005   Link
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    General Commentlike most carole king songs this makes me feel so happy and sad at the same time, i remember the first time i heard this song being like in sixth grade and crying alone in my room thinking about all the friends i have had and lost at that time. Ahh this makes me sound so lame, well that was my childhood for you guys.
    im15on December 21, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationI believe that the" friend" in this song is actually Jesus/Sananda
    GoodMeaningon January 10, 2014   Link
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    General Commentlolz, this is me and my mum's song... the first album i ever owned... haha, and i'm only young
    jimyon May 06, 2006   Link
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    General CommentShe wrote this with James Taylor, who she was married to at the time. He has his own version, sung to her, on acoustic guitar. So romantic.
    manic4manicson February 05, 2012   Link

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