06 March 2007

I Miss My Friend

This song was cowritten by one of my bestie's brothers. His song, "Third Rock from the Sun", provided the title of the hit TV series a few years ago. Tony Martin often has two or more songs in the country top twenty at the same time. Tony's songwriting credits include George Strait's "Go On" and "Living And Living Well," plus Tim McGraw's "Just To See You Smile," Sara Evans' "No Place That Far," Lee Ann Womack's "I'll Think Of A Reason Later," Joe Diffie's "Third Rock From The Sun," Martina McBride's "Whatever You Say," Mark Wills' "Jacob's Ladder," Sammy Kershaw's "Politics, Religion And Her" and George Strait's "Baby's Gotten Good At Goodbye." As the story goes, his teenage daughter had just lost a friend to death. In talking with his little girl about her sadness, what she remembered most about their friendship and the things she'd miss, she couldn't think of the specifics and instead summed it up with this one sentence... I miss my friend. I Miss My Friend, sung by Darryl Worley written by Mark Nessler/Tom Shapiro/Tony Martin I miss my friend The one my heart and soul confided in The one I felt the safest with The one who knew just what to say to make me laugh again And let the light back in I miss my friend I miss the colors that you brought into my life Your golden smile, those blue-green eyes I miss your gentle voice in lonely times like now Saying it'll be alright I miss my friend The one my heart and soul confided in The one I felt the safest with The one who knew just what to say to make me laugh again And let the light back in I miss my friend I miss those times I miss those nights I even miss the silly fights The making up The morning talks And those late afternoon walks I miss my friend The one my heart and soul confided in The one I felt the safest with The one who knew just what to say to make me laugh again And let the light back in I miss my friend Q: Sometimes, do you just miss your friend? A: I do. There are a lot of people in my life, I could want for nothing, but sometimes I sit back and wonder about a long-lost friend and think... I miss my friend. Then I get up and eat some cake.

10 comments:

pflower10 said...

I just about cried when I read this story behind the song. What a beautiful song that is.
Poor little girl.

b. said...

You know I'm a fan 'o country and a fan 'o that song. I have many long losts that I miss too. An occupational hazard is that I make friends with people that sometimes die, but thankfully don't have to wonder where they went.

kelly mccaleb said...

i don't know what friend you miss, but i will be your new one!

c jane said...

I don't miss you, Shag dog. Anybody that misses out on your bag of tricks is MISSING OUT!

Melody said...

Yes. I miss my friend.

luckyzmom said...

I miss you!

Bek said...

That is amazing. I love hearing/learning about people who have such talent. I am not a huge country fan but I knew many of those songs. What talent.

I feel lucky that I have managed to make a few friends that have stayed with me. I love making new ones and need to do some more work on cultivating those relationships...

You are wonderful.

Elizabeth said...

I do. But then, sometimes, it's almost like a new kind of sadness to realize that if I were to be with them again (or around them again), I'm not sure that it'd be the same because circumstances are so different, ya know? So...sometimes I think the reminiscing is better because the sweetness stays the same. But it's a toss up because reunions can be so awesome.

Anonymous said...

I can relater to this. especially when you think of your family as youyr friends and there is no communication there. I had listened to a song by Fort minor called whered you go, and I about cried to it. Take care. Me and Jen miss you.

Stewart C

cazmom said...

I had a good friend in jr. high and high school that I only hear from every few years. I really miss him! Thanks for sharing this cool song, Shan. I miss you too, and am glad we have your blog to keep updated on your life!