Ah gotta love the friends that know you and then everything they talk about is on the surface. They’ll tell ya about how busy they are, but won’t give anything specific. Their friends are all called friends, none of them have names. They don’t invite you to functions that include their friends. And yet, you’re one of their friends.
I suppose that I’m weird. I like to call my friends by their name when I’m talking to other people about them. Usually prefaced by, hey my buddy Mike, or my friend Chris, or you know Erin did that, or Sarah has such and such, etc. I’m not sure of the psychological reasoning behind why people wouldn’t refer to their friends by name. But I do find it odd. That’s not to say that I haven’t once in a while said “my friend once did that.” But usually somewhere in the conversation their name still came up. Of course here on the blog, I will attempt some anonymity without using last names and such because it’s not their blog and generally they’re not public people.
Someone reading this must know the reason behind that. A psych student or perhaps a practicing psychologist? Could you either leave a comment here or email me why this happens. I’m curious to know.
Which brings me around to a tune called You and Your Friend. Mind you, the song is nothing about friends calling each other by name, but it is definitely about getting to know each other in a rather intimate way. Snake River Conspiracy didn’t write the song, actually it was original conceived by a group called T-Ride. While the SRC version is cool, T-Ride’s is cooler, however it’s not available on any of the digital services.
The irony on the lyrics changes drastically when it’s sung from the standpoint of the female. Pay attention to the lyrics closely and you’ll understand what I’m meaning there. There are spots in the song where I’m absolutely in love with the harmony created between the chords and the melody. It’s got a great vibe that isn’t commercial. It doesn’t follow any standard song writing form which is another reason that it is so damn cool. It’s got a flow that works despite not following any songwriting rule in terms of structure.
Don’t ya think?
The only drawback to it is, it makes it harder for the general public to accept a song when it’s not of typical nature. O the world we live in.