‘A Friend Like You’ – Song by Brad Peterson.

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A Friend Like You – Song by Brad Peterson
Inspired by Rushmore’s Dirk Calloway’s immortal line “With Friends Like You Who Needs Friends?” This song is a retrospective description of betrayal, gossip, and disappointment and how from which, one may rise anew. Plenty of modulation experimentation on traditional instruments really made this feel modern.


when you tell your little stories
of my faults won’t gain you glory
when you act unkindly and malign me
though at first i was discouraged
eventually it gave the courage
to realize i opened up my eyes
i didn’t see but now i do
with enemies who needs a friend like you
who needs a friend like you
rumours of my death inflated, dramatized, and overstated
spread certain parts of the town
knives were twisted and lessons learned
my back was stabbed and some bridges burned
way to kick a fella when he’s down
i didn’t see but now i do
with enemies who needs a friend like you
who needs a friend like you


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BRAD PETERSON Photographs of Brad Peterson: Brad Peterson is an indie-singer-songwriter from a wooded area near Lake Michigan north of Chicago, where he built a little back-yard garden shed – effectively a music-making laboratory where he Writes, Records and Produces all his music. [...]

Genre : Alternative, Indie, Singer-Songwriter, Alt-Folk
ISRC: QZAMM1710040
UPC: 812264032921
BPM: 92
Key: F Major

Keywords: Alternative, Adult Alternative, Indie, Indie-pop, Singer-Songwriter
Drums, party, celebration, neighbors, friends, retro, throwback
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