Friends Will Be Friends

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Friends Will Be Friends is a Queen song. The music was composed by John Deacon and Freddie Mercury, the lyrics were written by Mercury and he also performed the vocals. It was originally released on the album A Kind of Magic on 1986-06-03 and released as a single three days later.

The original single was released with the vocal version of Seven Seas of Rhye as the B-side. Later in 1986, an extended remix was released with a six minute version of the song (which I haven't yet heard). Outside of English speaking countries, the single was sometimes released with a B-side of Gimme The Prize (Kurgan's Theme), A Kind of Magic (Song), or One Year of Love.

This is my favorite track off of A Kind of Magic, and one of my few songs ranked as a 10. Brian's soaring guitar riffs really add to the positive vibe despite the sad theme of the lyrics, and Freddie's vocals are superbly powerful. Although the lyrics are very simple--bad things happen, but your friends will help you out--the song is just so damned positive that I can't help but love it.

Lyrics

Another red letter day
So the pound has dropped and the children are creating
The other half ran away
Taking all the cash and leaving you with the lumber
Got a pain in the chest
Doctor's on strike what you need is a rest

It's not easy love but you've got friends you can trust
Friends will be friends
When you're in need of love they give you care and attention
Friends will be friends
When you're through with life and all hope is lost
Hold out your hands cuz friends will be friends right till the end

Now it's a beautiful day
The postman delivered a letter from your lover
Only a phone call away
You tried to track him down but somebody stole his number
As a matter of fact
You're getting used to life without him in your way

It's so easy love cuz you got friends you can trust
Friends will be friends
When you're in need of love they give you care and attention
Friends will be friends
When you're through with life and all hope is lost
Hold out your hands cuz friends will be friends right till the end

It's so easy love cuz you got friends you can trust
Friends will be friends
When you're in need of love they give you care and attention
Friends will be friends
When you're through with life and all hope is lost
Hold out your hands cuz friends will be friends right till the end

Friends will be friends
When you're in need of love they give you care and attention
Friends will be friends
When you're through with life and all hope is lost
Hold out your hands cuz right till the end-
Friends will be friends

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