"You've Got A Friend" as written by and Carole King....
When you're down and troubled
And you need a helping hand
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, oh yeah baby, to see you again
Winter, spring, summer or fall
All you've got to do is call
And I'll be there, ye, ye, ye
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 you head together
And call my name out loud now
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, oh yes I will, to see you again
Winter, spring, summer or fall, ye
All you have to do is call
And I'll be there, ye, ye, yeah

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

You just call out my name
And you know wherever I am
I'll come running to see you again, oh baby, don't you know
Winter, spring, summer or fall
Hey now, all you have to do is call
And I'll be there, yes I will
You've got a friend
You've got a friend, yeah

Ain't it good to know you've got a friend
Ain't it good to know you've got a friend

Oh, ye yeah, you've got a friend


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

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  • +2
    General CommentAmazingly James Taylor's only #1 hit, and it was written by Carole King. Kind of ironic... he is one of the greatest songwriters of all time. He wrote so many good songs that deserved to be #1.
    jtfanon January 04, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentGood song. Kind of a confidence booster.
    zacsteron March 20, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love this song!!

    'People can be so cold.
    They'll hurt you and desert you.
    Well they'll take your soul if you let them.'

    So so true...and I've let it happen to me too many times.
    Sometimes it's nice to know that you really are cared about.
    confusedaboutyouon April 17, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentErm....I love this song, I do, but Carol King wrote it. Yep. :)
    Nikki-Nikksteron June 10, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is such a great song. it always helps to know that you've got a friend.
    ArchdukeofAlton February 09, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwho likes mcflys version? i do!
    Olliebabeon March 20, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti don't
    uncleegberton June 05, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAmazing song ! Ofra Haza's version is also really nice and touching...
    borovon January 10, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI don't really care IF my favorite song did not reach number 1. What matters is the song, dude! But yeah, it on't hurt if it reaches number 1...

    Anyway, I like James Taylor's voice on this one. It's perfect for the song.
    handsdown4dbeatleson August 17, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNot a big James Taylor fan, but I do love this song. I don't care where a song is on the charts, in fact I really don't pay attention to them anymore.

    The song talks about who your real friends are, when things are really farked up. It's like the song "I'll Stand By You" by The Pretenders (another favorite as well).
    Coronaboyon March 06, 2007   Link

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