"Anytime You Need A Friend" as written by Mariah Carey and Walter N. Afanasieff....
If you're lonely
And need a friend
And troubles seem like
They never end
Just remember to keep the faith
And love will be there to light the way

Anytime you need a friend
I will be here
You'll never be alone again
So don't you fear
Even if you're miles away
I'm by your side
So don't you ever be lonely
Love will make it alright

When the shadows are closing in
And your spirit diminishing
Just remember you're not alone
And love will be there
To guide you home

Anytime you need a friend
I will be here
You'll never be alone again
So don't you fear
Even if you're miles away
I'm by your side
So don't you ever be lonely
Love will make it alright

If you just believe in me
I will love you endlessly
Take my hand
Take me into your heart
I'll be there forever baby
I won't let go
I'll never let go

Anytime you need a friend
I will be here
You'll never be alone again
So don't you fear
Even if you're miles away
I'm by your side
So don't you ever be lonely
It's alright
It's alright, it's alright

Yes, you know it's alright
Oh, don't ever feel it
Oh, I'm by your side don't you ever be lonely
Yeah, anytime
Oh, you'll never be alone


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"Anytime You Need a Friend" as written by Mariah Carey Walter Afanasieff

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    General CommentThis tune is a religious experience. Is it the chorale that's backing her up? Is it the way her voice toys with you, only hinting at the power that it packs, until knocking you dead toward the end? Maybe it's that it brings you back to the depth of those few friendships that you'll never let go of. Whatever it is, the woman who has proven to me that M.C. is far more than T&A is worthy of being here with me as I become a fan.

    By the way, Mariah WROTE THE MUSIC. All I can say is that, for you musicians out there, go ahead and pick out these chords - they're brilliant!
    Noizemaker31on January 02, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti love this song... actually its unfair to just comment on this song, because i think mariah carey is a great singer. but this is the best song to remind you of how much you should love your friends. =)
    amilaon June 20, 2003   Link
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    General Commentsimple enuf. devoted friendship. such a beautiful song. only 2 comments now? pity.
    justlingon June 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis is one of my favorite Mariah Carey songs...it's such a comforting song, and it just reminds me of all the friends that I would do anything for.
    1alillon October 10, 2007   Link

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