You’ve got a friend
It happened to me last week when a friend sang a beautiful, solo, unaccompanied version of Carol King’s iconic 1969 song “You’ve Got a Friend”.
Written by King and performed by King, James Taylor and Joni Mitchell in the early 1970s, I’ve heard it many times since then.
It was only last week, however, at a party for a group of disabled people and their helpers, that I really listened to it for the first time and discovered the compassion and power of the song.
Most of us at that party had already shed our tough outer protective skins and embraced our vulnerability, as another friend described the group, and this may have contributed to this profoundly moving occasion. However, the song has the widest relevance to everyone.
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.
Asking for help can be the most challenging thing you can do. However, someone willing and able to make a difference will respond when you call out their name.
Taking it further:
Hear the song on Spotify at https://open.spotify.com/track/1qhp5owrFGeZ5Jgin28nwR?si=W1dZ_dAWRFmgVJt9iNa83g
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