Friendship Ballads


Song List

You've Got A Friend in Me - Randy Newman
Blues-y, uplifting song about friendship no matter what the future holds. From the movie "Toy Story".

True colors by Cyndi Lauper
Beautiful friendship affirmation 80's ballad.

Lean on Me
Soul Ballad originally performed by Bill Withers.

Because You Loved Me by Celine Dion
Very moving love-affirmation song.


Footprints In The Sand by Leona Lewis
Another tear-jerker!




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You've Got A Friend In Me by Randy Newman

This song features in the movies Toy Story and Toy Story 2.
While not explicitly a song for goodbye, the following phrases make this lovely song perfect for a farewell:

"When the road looks rough ahead
And you're miles and miles
From your nice warm bed
Just remember what your old pal said
Boy, you've got a friend in me"
...
"And as the years go by
Boys, our friendship will never die"

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True Colors by Cyndi Lauper

Beautiful friendship affirmation ballad. While not specifically a goodbye song, it is so lovely and easily dedicated to a loved one that is leaving:

"If this world makes you crazy
and you've taken all you can bear
you call me up
because you know I'll be there".

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Lean On Me - Bill Withers

View the original Bill Withers version:


Or view the Glee cast version:

Originally performed by Bill Withers, presented also is a Glee cast cover.

While not specifically a farewell ballad, the following phrases make this lovely song perfect for a farewell:

"If there is a load that you have to bear,
That you can't carry,
I'm right up the road,
I'll share your load,
If you just call me..."

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Because You Loved Me by Celine Dion

Originally written by Diane Warren as a tribute to her father, and the song became Celine Dion's signature song. It is a love-affirming song, whether for family, friends, or a special romance.

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Footprints In The Sand by Leona Lewis

This farewell ballad is based on the Footprints in the Sand poem by Mary Stevenson, and is a soulful ballad with some elements of gospel. A very emotional song, and Leona Lewis does great justice to it. The meaning of the song is very similar to "Lean On Me" where it is an affirmation of love or friendship, and a promise of strength, no matter where we travel in life.

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