Dan Gribbin

Dan Gribbin

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Folk - Contemporary | Daytona Beach, Florida, United States
Total Song Plays: 2,847   
Member Since: 2005
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Plays:

9

Song Description

A song dedicated to the proposition that friends look out for each other and pick each other up when times are difficult.

Story Behind the Song

The song is dedicated to a friend of mine, a fellow performer. Most of the friendly acts in the song are generic, designed to be fun. But the undercurrent is that friends are there for each other.

Lyrics

A FRIEND LIKE YOU
© 2016 by Daniel V. Gribbin

You ask me what a friendship means and how I know it's true,
I just shake my head in wonder . . . what a spell of luck I'm under . . .
To have found . . . a friend like you.
[this is the chorus]

A friend's a jack when your tire's gone flat.
A friend's an outstretched hand when your hammock flips
And you're lying on your back.
A friend's a cold drink when your well runs dry.
A friend's a ride back home when you've lost your keys and you need an alibi.

[Repeat chorus]

A friend's a rope when you're stuck in mud.
A friend's a dozen jelly doughnuts when your cake falls with a thud.
A friend's a grace note when you're out of tune.
A friend's a hundred-dollar bailout from that jail in Lost Lagoon.

[Repeat chorus]

Who wrote the book on friendship? I suspect you did.
And when the chips are down and the die is cast,
You'll have my back . . . like the Sundance Kid. [this is the bridge]

A friend's a word when you're out of line.
A friend's a glance that says "unplug it" with your tendency to whine.
A friend's a phone call when your world looks bleak.
An extra paddle when it's obvious you're stranded up a creek.

You ask me what a friendship means and how I know it's true,
I just shake my head in wonder . . . what a spell of luck I'm under . . .
To have found . . . a friend like you.

Song Length
3:28
Genres
Folk - Contemporary, Folk - General
Tempo / Feel
Medium Slow (91 - 110)
Lead Vocal
Male Vocal
Moods
Affable, Engaging

Subject Matter
Friendship, Friend

Similar Artist
James Taylor
Language
English
Era
2000 and later

Lyric Credits Daniel V. Gribbin
Music Credits Daniel V. Gribbin
Publisher Credits Daniel V. Gribbin
Performance Credits Daniel V. Gribbin