True Friend [Haitian Relief Mix]

by jomei

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Originally this track was written by Jomei as an ode to his best school friends. But in the wake of the earthquake disaster in Haiti, Jomei decided that he wanted to dedicate this song to the millions of survivors in need of true friends, in this time of great loss.

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True Friend [Haitian Relief Mix]

This is a special dedication to all the survivors of the Haitian Earthquake in 2010 -- boys, girls, women and men, who continue to need our support. So when the media gets bored and this becomes old news, don't lose sight. Don't let this slip from your mind! They will still need you and me and we can be that true friend. Forever.

chrous x2 :
Have you ever thought about
what it takes... (what will it take)
what it takes to make a true friend

This is a song dedicated to my friends,
there from the start in my heart 'till the end
I'm always thinkin' 'bout 'em, time and again
so I thought I'd put it down in a rhyme with my pen.
You always have fun with friends, admit it you do,
so you roll with a group and you call it "your crew."
If you're down they'll pick you up - friends won't ignore ya.
If bullies come around friends stick up for ya!
Friends stick it out 'till the end like a warrior,
and this bond is strong more magic than a sorcerer.
True friends care about what you doin'
and how ya doin', and you can't lose 'em!

chorus x2:

hey Jomei! Have you ever though about what it takes to make a real friend?"
You mean a true friend? A true blue friend?
not a 'hey what's up?' 'ya hey how you do?' friend...
but a there 'till the end friend and through thick and thin friend.

I am the type of guy-y-y
who would cry-y-y-y-y
if our friendship sank
"NO! It ain't gonna happen!"
Real friends work hard to always be true.
So I'll go the length, but 1/2 way I'll meet you.
With a high - 5 and a pound I'll greet you.
Never do I frown, 'cause the things that we do
are always fun, always amazing!
Exciting! Like we're trailblazing.
Always cool. Always crazy.
But not too crazy 'cause we play safely!
True friends care about what you doin'...
When you doin' it... Where you doin' it...
True friends care about why you doin' it...
and how you doin' and you can't lose 'em kid!



released February 8, 2010
Written by Jomei Newkirk, Tallis Newkirk & Rob Arnold

- Vocals, Bongos, djembe & Marimba: Jomei
- Rhodes, Melodica, Flute played and recorded Rob Arnold (
- Beat Production, Recording, Mixdown: Tallis 'Tallisman' Newkirk (

Mastered By Dr Andrew Davenport @ Edgeworth studios (

Made with Reaper (
Mixed using plug-ins from Stillwell and Schwa (



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