Thatís What Friends Are For

The Swarbriggs

(Ireland 1975)

When you're lonely, when you're blue 
When you need someone to talk to 
When you need a talking to 
And when troubles fall and plenty 
Come piling at your door, that's what friends are for 

Ladies and gentlemen of the whole wide world 
If every now and then a single voice was heard 
Telling it like it should be, making it simple and plain 
If that man needs a helping hand 
Help him in from the rain 

Now I know you, know you well 
And I know that you've been worrying 
It's not hard for me to tell 
But I'm standing right beside you 
Of that you can be sure, that's what friends are for 

Ladies and gentlemen of the whole wide world 
If every now and then a single voice was heard 
Telling it like it should be, making it simple and plain 
If that man needs a helping hand
Help him in from the rain 

So remember, take your time 
Just be sure and let it harmonize 
Yeah, be sure and let it rhyme 
I might call on you to see me through 
So open up your door, that's what friends are for 
That's what friends are for