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The Songwriter's Idea Book by Sheila Davis

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STRATEGY THIRTY - ONEFriendship as Plot Device

Some Background

The archetypal friendship song generally reflects a personal statement from one of three attitudes: the offer/commitment of friendship, gratitude for someone's friendship, or a shared appreciation of friendship—a duet.

Some Friendship Titles
FriendshipBridge Over Troubled Water
Old FriendsThank You for Being a Friend
Together Wherever We GoCome in From the Rain
You've Got a FriendThat Old Gang of Mine
That's What Friends Are ForTrue Colors
FriendsBosom Buddies
With a Little Help From My FriendsYou've Got a Friend in Me

Tone Is of the Essence

A successful song requires a consistent tone. In offering friendship, the tone can, of course, be playful as Cole Porter's “Friendship,” or ...

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