This song is cute and makes me all happy inside. The lyrics definitely help, but I think a huge reason as to why I also like the song is due to the fact that when I see the word “friend” in a song, I immediately think of “Best of Friends” from the movie Fox and the Hound. My sister and I used to own the Disney Sing-a-long tapes and would sing this song quite often:
The Civil Wars is made up of singers Joy Williams and John Paul White. I have been watching their album creep up the charts on iTunes (under the “Singer/Songwriter” genre, of course) for the past few weeks. For some reason, I wasn’t too crazy about their stuff initially, but the more I listen to them, the more I enjoy what I am listening to. During some parts of the Joy’s singing, she sounds like Celine Dion (which I think initially bothered me). Other times, she sounds like Marketa Irglova.
Regardless, I’m such a sucker for romantic folk ballads. I have also tried playing matchmaker in my days, and this song kind of sounds like a conversation I would have with Bret when trying to find “the perfect match” for our friends…
The Civil Wars – I’ve Got This Friend