Saturday, October 28, 2006

Ballad to friendship

I'm listening to Billy Joel's "James" from Turnstiles. It is about his childhood friend who he hasn't seen for several years. The music is a 70's style ballad, a style that is usually used for romantic lyrics. Is anyone aware of other ballads devoted to platonic friendship?

4 comments:

Carolyn-Anne Templeton said...

The first one that pops into my head is "Goodbye Earl" by the Dixie Chicks... maybe this says something about me. I don't know :)

Carolyn-Anne Templeton said...

Oh, and "You've Got a Friend in Me" by Randy Newman.

Terminaldegree said...

"He Was a Friend of Mine" -- Bob Dylan.

Although that's kind of dark.

Scott Spiegelberg said...

Cat, those aren't slow ballads, so not the same. The Dylan example kind of works, but I guess what is striking about "James" is that the music is so romantic.