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#374252 - 11/15/16 01:59 AM [User Showcase] If You Have A Friend
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If You Have A Friend

A cautionary tale.
Leon lyric and vocal
I sang & played one of the finger picked acoustics, electric rhythm and lead guitars.

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If you have a friend

Verse:

I met her for the first time at a wedding
She was there on someone else’s arm
She said I like your smile, I said I like yours too
Didn’t seem to be cause for alarm
We danced a little, later in the evening
I liked the unselfconscious way she moved
I thought there was a chance, she could be a friend
And to begin with that was how it proved

Bridge:
But if you have a friend you shouldn’t kiss her
And run your eager fingers through her hair
And if you say I’m sorry, I’m entangled with another
Your friend should never say she doesn’t care

Chorus:
A friend should never say let’s throw caution to the wind
And if it feels so right what can be wrong
A friend should never say I don’t believe this is a sin
And lying skin to skin’s where we belong

Verse:
She was staying at a house out in the country
A million stars at night wheeled overhead
Standing naked in the river, she looked like Aphrodite
There were soft white sheets upon her bed
Saint Augustine, he prayed he could be chaste one day
But Lord, if it pleases you - not yet
We spend a whole lot longer underground than up here breathing
Denial wasn’t in her alphabet

Bridge:

Chorus:

Verses:
Well I told her that I needed to accept the fact
It wasn’t just my happiness at stake
Other people’s futures were hanging in the balance
The decision wasn’t mine alone to make
She got herself a job, way up in the Pilbara
She always liked her men a little rough
I was the exception, I guess, that proves the rule
But love alone is never quite enough

I met her for the first time at a wedding
She was there on someone else’s arm
She said I like your smile, I said I like yours too
It was strange, but that was part of her charm
We danced a little, later in the evening
I liked the unselfconscious way she moved
I thought there was a chance she could be a friend
And to begin with that was how it proved

Bridge:

Chorus:
A friend should never say let’s throw caution to the wind
And if it feels so right what can be wrong
A friend should never say I don’t believe this is a sin
And lying skin to skin’s where we belong
No, a friend should never say I don’t believe this is a sin
And lying skin to skin’s where we belong

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#374290 - 11/15/16 07:31 AM [User Showcase] Re: If You Have A Friend [Re: PeterF]
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A cautionary tale, indeed and a fine write to tell it.

This tune has a very engaging arrangement with the build and different feels...particularly the end of the solo.

The RT choice really nails the production and Bud has to admit that the bass is a favorite RT.

The standout vocals and guitar pickin' top it all off. You two are a machine! And we enjoy them all.

J&B
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#374292 - 11/15/16 07:39 AM [User Showcase] Re: If You Have A Friend [Re: PeterF]
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An excellent song guys, great lyrics, backing and arrangement. Well placed guitar solo work, nice.

John
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#374335 - 11/15/16 12:49 PM [User Showcase] Re: If You Have A Friend [Re: PeterF]
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Peter & Leon...

One of my favorites of your. A solid, interesting write with a good, singable melody....

Nice arrangement and production...good vocals, nice solo... good mix...

I enjoyed this. I like how you brought it back to "sparse" for the repeat of the first verse. I thought that would have made a good ending - just repeat the first half and end on "her charm..." at 3:36.

Another strong offering from you two.

fj

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#374354 - 11/15/16 01:55 PM [User Showcase] Re: If You Have A Friend [Re: PeterF]
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Very cool tune. Loved the vocal and lyric. Great story telling

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#374360 - 11/15/16 02:11 PM [User Showcase] Re: If You Have A Friend [Re: PeterF]
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PeterF, you sir are a talented writer and musician. story telling in the verses and advice in the chorus. Really liked the guitar work in this one. Take care, Torrey.
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#374398 - 11/15/16 07:59 PM [User Showcase] Re: If You Have A Friend [Re: PeterF]
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Hello, Peter

Very excellent Song.
Verse, Bridge and Chorus are very well constructed.
All parts have good melodies respectively.
Guitar solo work is so good.
And vocal is also great.
Very enjoyable listen.

Best Regards.

Shigeki Adachi

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#374443 - 11/16/16 05:37 AM [User Showcase] Re: If You Have A Friend [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Originally Posted By: Janice & Bud
A cautionary tale, indeed and a fine write to tell it.

This tune has a very engaging arrangement with the build and different feels...particularly the end of the solo.

J&B
I agree! The guitar and vocal are really good. I liked it a lot. Tom

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#374469 - 11/16/16 07:50 AM [User Showcase] Re: If You Have A Friend [Re: PeterF]
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Peter and Leon,
I went to a wedding once in the 1980's, and an extremely short marriage, when the bride *ahem* was the female in your song. We were on the groom's side and it only became funny many years later.
A cautionary tale indeed frown
A great solo as I have become to expect from you
Wonderful vocals and lyrics
Keep on producing these masterpieces cool

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#374499 - 11/16/16 11:13 AM [User Showcase] Re: If You Have A Friend [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Originally Posted By: Janice & Bud
A cautionary tale, indeed and a fine write to tell it.

This tune has a very engaging arrangement with the build and different feels...particularly the end of the solo.

The RT choice really nails the production and Bud has to admit that the bass is a favorite RT.

The standout vocals and guitar pickin' top it all off. You two are a machine! And we enjoy them all.

J&B





Janice & Bud
Thanks much appreciated.

Peter

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#374544 - 11/16/16 03:11 PM [User Showcase] Re: If You Have A Friend [Re: PeterF]
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Beautifully done guys! Such a nice fullness in the choruses (with that organ).
Good vocals, lyrics and a nice and bright mix.

Rob & Anne-Marie
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#374607 - 11/17/16 03:30 AM [User Showcase] Re: If You Have A Friend [Re: PeterF]
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Peter,

Really enjoyed this. Great lyrics which tell the tale perfectly!

The songs builds really well and I also enjoyed your guitar solos.

Good job,
Jez
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#374688 - 11/17/16 12:58 PM [User Showcase] Re: If You Have A Friend [Re: floyd jane]
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Originally Posted By: floyd jane
Peter & Leon...

One of my favorites of your. A solid, interesting write with a good, singable melody....

Nice arrangement and production...good vocals, nice solo... good mix...

I enjoyed this. I like how you brought it back to "sparse" for the repeat of the first verse. I thought that would have made a good ending - just repeat the first half and end on "her charm..." at 3:36.

Another strong offering from you two.

fj


Could not agree more!! This is excellent. This is a little more folky than your usual Peter. "Singable" as Floyd said. Some really interesting lyrics. Great stuff!! Take care. Greg

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#374693 - 11/17/16 01:25 PM [User Showcase] Re: If You Have A Friend [Re: Skyline]
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Originally Posted By: Skyline
An excellent song guys, great lyrics, backing and arrangement. Well placed guitar solo work, nice.

John

John
Glad you liked it.

Peter

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#374695 - 11/17/16 01:36 PM [User Showcase] Re: If You Have A Friend [Re: PeterF]
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Peter,

A great song... Love the vocal by Leon. Nice job all.

Bob

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#374757 - 11/17/16 08:25 PM [User Showcase] Re: If You Have A Friend [Re: floyd jane]
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Originally Posted By: floyd jane
Peter & Leon...

One of my favorites of your. A solid, interesting write with a good, singable melody....

Nice arrangement and production...good vocals, nice solo... good mix...

I enjoyed this. I like how you brought it back to "sparse" for the repeat of the first verse. I thought that would have made a good ending - just repeat the first half and end on "her charm..." at 3:36.

Another strong offering from you two.

fj


Floyd
Thanks for all the comments and the arrangement suggestions.

Peter

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#374917 - 11/18/16 01:42 PM [User Showcase] Re: If You Have A Friend [Re: Scott C]
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Originally Posted By: Scottt709
Very cool tune. Loved the vocal and lyric. Great story telling

Scott
Thanks a lot

Peter

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#374918 - 11/18/16 01:42 PM [User Showcase] Re: If You Have A Friend [Re: Torrey Bliss]
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Originally Posted By: Torrey Bliss
PeterF, you sir are a talented writer and musician. story telling in the verses and advice in the chorus. Really liked the guitar work in this one. Take care, Torrey.

Torrey
Thanks for the kind words.

Peter

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#374990 - 11/18/16 09:29 PM [User Showcase] Re: If You Have A Friend [Re: PeterF]
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Peter and Leon,



I really like this. It's outstanding musically and lyrically.

As the song progressed, I found myself completely hooked by the lyrics. They sit incredibly well on top of the musical rhythm... first class prosody.

What stood out to me?

  • An interesting and effective introduction.
  • I have never ever come across the word "unselfconscious" in a song before.
  • I don't think I've heard Aphrodite in lyrics before, either.
  • The chord sequence that begins with a minor sound on "If" in "But if you have a friend..." in the transitional bridge section is a perfect fit.
  • I thought that twisting the concept of "friend" worked really well.
  • I loved the musical flow of the internal rhyme sin/skin/skin.
  • Great guitar playing.
  • These lines really appealed to me...
    Quote:
    We spend a whole lot longer underground than up here breathing
    Denial wasn’t in her alphabet
  • By the end of the song, I couldn't believe how quickly those 5 minutes had passed.

I bet that when this is played live, the audience is in the proverbial 'palm of your hand'; they'd be captivated by the (im)moral of the story.

As I hear it, this is really clever writing!

All the best,
Noel
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#375076 - 11/19/16 02:05 PM [User Showcase] Re: If You Have A Friend [Re: PeterF]
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hi peterf nice write everything well done love the solo and the vocals nice work guys eric
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