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Dave Shiflett: Music

My Beautiful Friend -- Dave Shiflett

(Dave Shiflett featuring Buttafly Vazquez)
February 21, 2013
Dave Shiflett
This song has been recorded several times and has been used by The New York Times in a standing feature on the Great Depression.

MY BEAUTIFUL FRIEND


Hello, my beautiful friend
Heard you’ve got sad times again
Tears don’t become you, I know they try
Troubles never listen to a lullaby


So thought I’d call my beautiful friend
Let you know I’m thinking again
Of all that you give me, I still can’t explain
How you keep making rainbows out of nothing but rain


How can I tell you what you mean to me
I’m not some kind of poet with a grand soliloquy
You’ve got beauty nothing can touch
And you’ve got a friend who loves you


So much, my beautiful friend
One day the sad days will end
Till that happens I want you to know
The world got much sweeter
And my life is better
Since I met my beautiful friend