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mellow rock instrumentation
folk influences
disco influences
a subtle use of vocal harmony
intricate melodic phrasing
demanding instrumental part writing
thru composed melodic style
acoustic sonority
major key tonality
melodic songwriting
a good dose of acoustic guitar pickin'
a smooth male lead vocalist
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Theologian Peter Kreeft says that only when we humans "sub create" stories which actually track with the Gospel message, do we consider them classic, or even GOOD. This song of a friend who is always faithful , always present, and just a call away, most closely tracks with JESUS role. Not JT, nor any of us, can do this in real life, but "JC" does. JESUS Christ knocks- just answer & call on him, ye heavy laden...
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taylors songs have helped me get thru good and bad times in my 50 years of life i was so fortunate to meet his sister kate and thrilled that my uncle eddie got to sing with her what a thrill to a taylor fan Oneday i will hug james to thank him for his insight and inspirations in life xxx
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I love this song! I remember singing this song with my best friend from elementary school in the 1970's when it was a big hit. Time sure has passed!
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U so do have a friend , I'll be there ....
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Ya'll got a friend in me
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Michelle...m y bestfriend always
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Were here if u need us
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nancym.hom
We all need a friend
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I'm here u got a friend , u know who u r ....
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J.T. great lyrics. I love bro. God Bless You.
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Good
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paulsuhultz9 1 5 7
Sorry,can not hear any disco influences .What a great song
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This song is the best
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To all the ppl if U need to talk or 4 me to just listen
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nmt1958
For you T...
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This song is BBC
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Really old school gotta love them rolling stones:)
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amandahawk27
All you need is a few true ones and thats it!!!!! Too many people freaks me out!! Seriously
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I love this song!
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Great singer
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Sweet
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As I said before!!! He makes me think Of "Sex"!- Everything and Everybody looks good!- But you know who really satisfy you(HA! HA!)!- Love Him!
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You've got a friend forever, DeAnna. Your BBF, Paula
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Very comforting music
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I didn't know Carole King wrote this
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This song was in the movie running on empty with river Phoenix
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ON THE OUTSKIRTS... . I N T E R S T A T E 95 south..then west...be seein' ya...
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Very good song. Always like JT!
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I'm 19 and love his music, older music catches your feelings in a way that new music simply can't.
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In the least liklihood that kids that were at the Somerset Youth Shelter back in the late 70's ever read this, remember YOU'VE GOT A FRIEND yes you do.
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Sidation...
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reneedonohue
My mom told me every time I hear this song think of her. She passed away, so when I hear this beautiful song it is as though she is talking to me.
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@slutwife - Taylor is still alive as of April 24, 2013. He performed on that day at the memorial service of slain MIT cop Sean Collier. Collier was killed by the two Boston Marathon bombers.
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joseph.verdi c c h i o
Great to hear JT. THE POET OF THE 70's
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Sweet Baby James.....No t h i n g like James Taylor....
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Love this song- but interesting that he did not write it. Carole King did.
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What a tune.. Always remember this beautiful tune along with Carole King whose name is so synonymous with this one. Beautiful rendition by this duo. How amazing was that!!
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The original JT
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Nice
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did he die?
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Yeah, "disco influences"? ! ? ! ? That's hilarious and ridiculous.
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disco influences? lol.
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frhpsalditos
this song brings back the memories...G R E A T !
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Everybody knows this song!-Great!
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One of the best songs of All Of Times!!!!
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This was mine and my best friends song ..growing up.... don't see her these days. But I know if I needed her ... she would be here in a heart beat
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I think of my love whenever I think of this song. She was my best friend. Sadly gone, but never forgotten... .
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One of the best singer/songw r i t e r s ever.... So mellow I've always loved easy listening and I'm under 37
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