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30 Songs in 30 Days – Day Nineteen – My Best Friend

October 9, 2014

Hopefully people know me well enough to know that the lyrics of this song don’t actually reflect events that have happened in my life. For those who don’t know me, for the record, I have never strangled my best friend, or any friend for that matter, using a belt or indeed any sort of asphyxiative device. (I just thought I’d clear that one up). And I hope it’s a simple step to extrapolate out and realise that these songs of mine are not confessional poems. They’re all written as little playlets or short stories, exercises in storytelling and character study. Indeed, the observant among you will have noticed that the tale being told here is a twist on the great Tom Jones’ song, Delilah, (spoiler alert – Delilah gets stabbed). Delilah is a better song, especially the verse, but I like this one of mine, and I commend it to the house.

BTW I borrowed the picking for My Best Friend to use in Legendary, demonstrating very clearly how limited my guitar playing is. I’m OK with that – I’m making a virtue of a necessity and staking a claim for a picking style that henceforth will be known as Smithian!

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