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101 Songwriting Wrongs and How to Right Them by Pete Luboff, Pat Luboff

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16

NOT NAMING THE GAME

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David Ziems brought this moving lyric, written to a very pretty melody, to our workshop in Santa Fe:

I could never let you down

I will always be around

We will be the best of friends

’Til this life is through

I will always come to you

Any time you want me to

If you ever need my love

I will soon be there

There are times when the world is hard

Maybe times when your heart is tired

But you know you can always count on me

I’ll forever trust in you

I’ll forever love you too

’Til the rivers all run dry

You’ll never be alone

© David Ziems

Now there’s a friend all of us would like to have. Let’s say we heard this song on the radio and wanted to run out and buy it. ...

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