When one is troubled one of the best courses of action one can take is to seek help from a friend or from a family member.   That doesn't mean one should abuse one's friends by going to them everytime one is upset.  One may lose friends if one always goes to them with one's problems.  Sometimes however, friendships become stronger as people share their problems with each other.  The songs below stress how a friend is there when times are rough.  That's part of the beauty of friendship. 

 

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You've Got A Friend

By: James Taylor

When you're down, and troubled
And you need a helping hand
And nothing, woah, nothing is going right
Close your eyes and think of me
And soon, I will be there
To brighten up even your darkest night

You just call out my name
And you know wherever I am
I'll come runnin', oh, yeah babe
To see you again
Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall
All you've got to do is call
And I'll be there, yeah, yeah, yeah
You've got a friend

If the sky above you
Should turn dark and full of clouds
And that old North Wind should begin to blow
Keep your head together
And call my name out loud, now
Soon, I'll be knockin' upon your door

You just call out my name
And you know wherever I am
I'll come runnin', oh, yes I will
To see you again
Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall, yeah
All you've got to do is call
And I'll be there, yeah, yeah, yeah

Hey, ain't it good to know that you've got a friend?
People can be so cold
They'll hurt you
And desert you
Well, they'll take your soul if you let them
Oh, yeah. But don't you let them

You just call out my name
And you know wherever I am
I'll come runnin'
To see you again
Oh, babe, don't you know by now
Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall
Hey now, all you've got to do is call
Lord, I'll be there - Yes I will
You've got a friend

You've got a friend

Ain't it good to know you've got a friend?

Ain't it good to know you've got a friend?

Oh, yeah, yeah - You've got a friend


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Bridge Over Troubled Water

By: Simon and Garfunkel

When you're weary, feeling small,
When tears are in your eyes, I will dry them all.
I'm on your side, oh, when times get rough
And friends just can't be found.
Like a bridge over troubled water, I will lay me down.
Like a bridge over troubled water, I will lay me down.

When you're down and out, on the street,
When evening falls, so hard, I will comfort you.
I'll take your part, oh, when darkness comes
And pain is all around.
Like a bridge over troubled water, I will lay me down.
Like a bridge over troubled water, I will lay me down.

Sail on, silver girl. Sail on by.
Your time has come to shine. All your dreams are on their way.
See how they shine. Oh, if you need a friend,
I'm sailing right behind.
Like a bridge over troubled water, I will ease your mind.
Like a bridge over troubled water, I will ease your mind.

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Anytime You Need A Friend

By: Mariah Carey

If you're lonely
And need a friend
And troubles seem like
They never end
Just remember to keep the faith
And love will be there to light the way

Anytime you need a friend
I will be here
You'll never be alone again
So don't you fear
Even if you're miles away
I'm by your side
So don't you ever be lonely
Love will make it alright

When the shadows are closing in
And your spirit diminishing
Just remember you're not alone
And love will be there
To guide you home

Anytime you need a friend
I will be here
You'll never be alone again
So don't you fear
Even if you're miles away
I'm by your side
So don't you ever be lonely
Love will make it alright

I'm here for you
Even when you're miles away from
Don't you evr forget that
Anytime you need a Friend
Just call on me
I'll never let you down
You'll never be lonely
Anytime you need a Friend
Just call
Just call me and I'll be right by your side
I'll never let you down
When you need a friend
No, I'll never let you down
Anytime you need a Friend

If you just believe in me
I will love you endlessly
Take my hand
Take me into your heart
I'll be there forever baby
I won't let go
I'll never let go

Anytime you need a friend
I will be here
You'll never be alone again
So don't you fear
Even if you're miles away
I'm by your side
So don't you ever be lonely
It's alright
It's alright

 

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