Everyone Needs a Friend

from by Ben Hughes

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I'm digging for what my shovel can't find.
looked up, red sun, wipe my brow
sweating out all that ails.

a lonely man once caught a fish,
and through his hunger pains never ate it.
cause everyone wants a friend.
yeah, everyone needs a friend.

waiting by the bank, she never gets a bite
she paints her face while she waits,
preparation can help.

a lovely girl once hooked a guy,
and through all the abuse just smiled.
cause everyone wants a friend.
everyone needs a friend.

someone to talk to
someone to help pull you through.

everyone wants a friend,
everyone needs a friend.


from If We Could Only Let Go, released December 4, 2015



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"...channels musicians like Elliott Smith, Bright Eyes, and Sufjan Stevens, as on Hughes’ previous releases. But this record immediately calls to mind Pedro the Lion’s Control, with its deep-voiced chords and melodies, lyrical themes of corporate hell, and Hughes’ slurring voice. It could stand as a complimentary album to Control just as well as it stands on its own."

-Nick Tate, WXPN
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