Fair Weather Friend

Posted by: funkycornwall

Fair Weather Friend - 11/05/18 08:56 AM

This is another song from 'Waiting in the Wings' album and for this one I wrote lyrics and music. Tells story of someone only being around for the good times and disappearing for the bad.


Here is the lyric:

Fair Weather Friend
© Tony Cliff 2018

All those years of playing gigs
In drunken noisy bars
All those years of travelling
Well I still bear the scars
You just want the glamour
To dress up like a queen
The lady of the manor
Just likes to be seen

Verse 2
All the years of working
For my overnight success
All the nights in cheap hotels
And other people’s mess
You disappeared then
You’re nowhere to be found
How come you’re here again
Glad to be around

‘Cos now my songs are playing on the radio
And my album’s doing OK
You show up out of nowhere
Like you’ve never been away
You might call me a cynic
But I know how these things end
And so I say it loud and clear
You’re my fair weather friend
Oh babe, just a fair weather friend

Style is _EAGLL.STY (Even 8 Country w/ Pedal Steel )

RealTracks in style: ~406:Guitar, Acoustic, Strumming Ev 136
RealTracks in style: ~406:Guitar, Acoustic, Strumming Ev 136
RealTracks in style: ~621:Pedal Steel, Background Easy Ev 136
RealDrums in style: NashvilleEven8^6-a:Snare, HiHat , b:Snare, HiHat Open

I faded the RealTrack pedal steel in and out but played in VST Resonator for the lead. I added my fingerstyle acoustic and solo. Added Ivory II upright piano and Trilian Bass part. Occasional cymbals from Addictive Drums 2 and some Shimmer Shake Strike. Then my vocal and backing vocals.

Posted by: floyd jane

Re: Fair Weather Friend - 11/05/18 02:34 PM


Well put together. Nice production and a good mix. Enjoyed the listen.
Posted by: rayc

Re: Fair Weather Friend - 11/05/18 02:50 PM

Just need Knopfler and it'd be Dire.
Posted by: Ezekiel's Storm

Re: Fair Weather Friend - 11/05/18 03:37 PM

Catchy tune. I like your lyrics. Excellent production.
Posted by: funkycornwall

Re: Fair Weather Friend - 11/05/18 03:46 PM

Thanks for comments. Wish I could play guitar like Mark Knopfler. Keyboard’s my main instrument but I also like to play fingerstyle acoustic and occasional electric.
Posted by: Al-David

Re: Fair Weather Friend - 11/05/18 03:52 PM

Hi Tony,

I like it a bunch. And I agree, it has a Dire Straits aura - nothing wrong with that! Nice, clean mix. This is very well put together
Posted by: Ember - PG Music

Re: Fair Weather Friend - 11/05/18 04:11 PM

This was a really catch tune. I enjoyed it. Thanks for sharing!
Posted by: Scott C

Re: Fair Weather Friend - 11/07/18 10:46 AM

Very cool intro. Excellent song. Liked the vocal and harmonies . Well done