Surfing through You Tube videos I found a couple of old songs I will share with you.  I love the lyrics of “Chelsea Morning”, by Joni Mitchell, and “Helpless”, by Neil Young.  The third video, “You’ve Got a Friend”, sung by James Taylor and written by Carol King, reminds me of my childhood best friend Charlie, whose last name I sadly can’t remember.  I guess I am losing some brain cells.  🙂
Charlie had a tough home life, his father beat him on a regular basis, and he spent a lot of time at my house.  We would go playing in the woods near a small farm, now all condos, with my dog Buttons at our side.  There was a small river there and we would skip stones along the water and sometimes catch a trout, or pickerel, big enough to eat.  Charlie was an Air Force pilot and he was MIA, presumed killed, when his plane was shot down over Viet Nam.
I would be interested in hearing about anyone else’s childhood best friend.

Chelsea Morning – Joni Mitchell

Excerpt from lyrics:

“Woke up, it was a chelsea morning, and the first thing that I knew
There was milk and toast and honey and a bowl of oranges, too
And the sun poured in like butterscotch and stuck to all my senses
Oh, wont you stay
Well put on the day
And well talk in present tenses”

Helpless – Neil Young

Excerpts from Helpless:

“Blue, blue windows behind the stars
Yellow moon on the rise
Big birds flying across the sky
Throwing shadows on our eyes”

You’ve Got A Friend – James Taylor

From You’ve Got A Friend:

“When youre down and troubled
And you need a helping hand
And nothing, whoa nothing is going right.
Close your eyes and think of me
And soon I will be there
To brighten up even your darkest nights.

You just call out my name,
And you know whereever I am
Ill come running, oh yeah baby
To see you again.
Winter, spring, summer, or fall,
All you have to do is call
And Ill be there, yeah, yeah, yeah.
Youve got a friend.”