Warmth of a Friend
- One of many songs I wrote while playing with LBRB, but I never
performed it with them, and I never distributed my home recording.
- The vocals were recorded in the morning - woke up, got out of bed,
skipped the comb across my head, and went to the studio. You want low, you've
got to get me early in the morning.
- Jonathan Bent, guitar
- Recorded in June, 2006
Warmth of a Friend
I was tending the bar the other day,
I was closing things up and counting my pay,
When one of the waitresses came on over to me.
She asked if I was going her way,
Could she get a ride home? I said okay,
I'm always glad to help a friend in need.
While we drove, she said her man Jack was away,
He wouldn't be back for a couple of days
And their other car was in the shop for a day or two,
When we got to her place, she asked if I
Would like to stay and chat - why,
Certainly, I said - well, wouldn't you?
She served me herbal tea and said
When Jack's away that going to be
Was just a little lonesome, a touch of blue.
I said, I know just what you mean,
There's many times that I have been
In need of a little warmth, just like you.
I think our thoughts were quite the same,
It wasn't anything that needed a name,
It's just that we both felt the same way
Sharing warmth is easy to do,
Especially with someone close to you,
And it brings a pleasant end to your day.
She said "Well,..." I said, You know,
It's getting time for me to go,
And there's a flaw in our unspoken plans;
It isn't you I'd be thinking of,
And she said, Jack's the one I love,
But I still think that you're a wonderful man.
I think just knowing how we felt
Helped a little of her lovesome coldness melt,
I know it made me feel warm and new.
I went home and crawled in bed with my wife,
In the dark I said, In all my life
I could never love anyone else like I love you.
Copyright 1990 W.H. Bent, Jr.