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James Taylor: You've Got a Friend Meaning

Song Released: 1971


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You've Got a Friend Lyrics

When you're down and troubled
and you need a helping hand,
and nothing, whoa nothing is going right.
Close your eyes and think of me
and soon I will be there
to brighten up even your darkest nights.

You just call out my name,
and you...

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    SongEnthusiast
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    Mar 17th, 2019 3:48am report


    It's about having a friend you can talk to or reach out anytime, whether it is winter, spring, summer or fall. All you have to do is call and they will be there.

    After a long delay, able to interpret again



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    anonymous
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    Mar 17th, 2019 3:24am report


    It's about having a friend you can talk to or reach out anytime, whether it is winter, spring, summer or fall. All you have to do is call and they will be there.



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    anonymous
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    Jul 28th, 2018 7:10pm report


    ONLY Jesus is the TRUE FRIEND that we can have if we BELIEVE in Him.

    But what about FACEBOOK FRIENDS? Do you guys consider them as your REAL friends?

    I don’t have a friend like the song describes. But I like the melody. Impossible to have an earthly friend like this song says. Friends can’t be available all thd time and they also have their own life.



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    anonymous
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    Jul 28th, 2018 7:04am report


    Easily could be about Jesus. Unless you are fortunate enough to have a the type of friends that are always available and will get up in the middle if the night or 3am and be knocking on your door. It is all personal interpretation. And I'm 46 and found Jesus as the only one I can truly depend on.



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    anonymous
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    Jul 19th, 2014 7:55pm report


    This song is about Jesus. Earthly friends move into and out of our lives, seldom meet our expectations, and eventually disappoint us. Our only true friend is Jesus.



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    anonymous
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    Oct 21st, 2012 10:43am report


    i can relate in this song because i have a friend of mine and i know we will always there every time when everyone of us has a problem and we are for each other to comfort and to care for each other




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