Sam Cooper, Jerricat Music (SESAC), Red Heart Records, Jericat Group LLC
MY FRIEND (featuring Debi Champion)

Lyric Credits: Sam Cooper
Music Credits: Sam Cooper
Producer Credits: Sam Cooper
Publisher Credits: Jerricat Music
Performance Credits: Debi Champion--lead vocal, Sam Cooper--all instruments
Label Credits: Red Heart Records
Short Song Description:
Story of wanting a lost love to return.
Long Song Description:
After losing a lover, the singer wants him to return and make up.
Story Behind the Song:
Written after I got dumped by the first girl I ever fell in love with--to make her cry--and it did.
Song Length 4:17
Primary Genre Jazz-Modern
Tempo / Feel R & B-Classic
Tempo / Feel Very Slow (Under 70)
Lead Vocal Female Vocal
Subject Matter 1 Lost Love
Subject Matter 2 Unrequited Love
Mood 1 Poignant
Mood 2 Moving
Similar Artist 1 K.D. Lang
Similar Artist 2 Diana Krall
Language English
Era 1970 - 1979
words and music Sam Cooper (c)1974

Did you know, when you took my heart,
That what you'd do to it might make it come apart?
And did you think for a minute that I'd give you any less than I can?
But you didn't want it at all, my friend.

When you said it was love, did you think I'd be hurt?
And when it seemed like a dream, it just fell to the dirt.
And when you said it was love, did you think that it might reach an end?
Now only you can change that, my friend.

And in the winter I lost everything,
Like the summer loses Spring.
One day it's here, but soon it just gets lost.
But one day you may return,
When you finally come to learn,
That the gift of love is worth much more than it costs.

And if you should return, baby, rather than leave me alone,
I just might cry, just to see you back home.
And if it all came true, and we had a love like God might send,
Then all might be right once again, my friend?
My friend.