9. I’m Trying To Be Your Friend - The Soul Stirrers

Come out of the darkness
I’ve learned to walk in the light
Living in a sinful world oh yeah
I’ve learned to do what’s right
Sharing the load with your brother
Sure won’t be no crime
Trying to avoid misunderstanding
Show you that I’m really trying
Show you that I’m really trying
(I’m trying to be your friend)
What you’re trying to do
(I’m trying to be your friend)

I found out
Wishing in wells
Is the same thing I’ll receive
But if I wish you wrong my brother
I’ll have to bear that grief
Blessed are the pure in heart
For they shall see God
From me to you I wish you love
For all of us are made by God
For all of us are made by God
(trying to be your friend)
What you’re trying to do
(I’m trying to be your friend)
From life’s disappointments
Smile and say let it be
Build that ship while the sun still shines
Just you wait and see
Always looks for good in others
Try to look forwards and back
Pretty soon there’ll be no room
For nothing that makes you sad

(I’m trying to be your friend)

I’ve got to be your friend
(I’m trying to be your friend)
Oh yeah
(I’m trying to be your friend)

Let me, let me let me be your friend

The Soul Stirrers - “I’m Trying To Be Your Friend” / Jewel Records 220 / Arranged by Dillard Crume / Produced by Dillard Crume / Bass Guitar - Rufus Crume / Drums - Terrry Thompson / Guitar - Arthur Crume, Dillard Crume / Piano - Sonny Thompson