It’s not easy to find a friend. Well, finding a friend is easy, but finding a good one is not. That’s because in life, like in English, there are false friends. So, we have to know who is a real friend and who is not.

A friend is, first of all, a person you like to be with (that’s obvious, isn’t it?). But a friend is (or should be) more than that. A friend looks after you, helps you, listens to you, etc. A friend is someone who loves you as you are.

But we can’t forget that nobody’s perfect, and we have to be patient and understanding with friends sometimes (as they do with us). It’s worth it, because everybody needs somebody (but not at any price).

The film: The Odd Couple

“The Odd Couple” (Gene Saks, 1968) is the story of two divorced men (played by Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau) who decide to share a flat. The two friends are very different, and they have to get along, what is not easy at all. I’ve chosen this film because it shows how two friends deal with the problem of the divorce together, and how they help each other to get over their problems.

The film is a very funny comedy (even if it has dramatic moments) which I strongly recommend.

The  song: Elvis Presley – Let me be there

It was Olivia Newton-John who first recorded “Let me be there”, but I prefer the version by Elvis Presley. It’s not really my favourite Elvis’ song, but I think it’s a good song about friendship. It explains quite well what’s a good friend.

Wherever you go
Wherever you may wonder in your life
Well surely you know, I always wanna be there
Holding your hand
And standing by to catch you when you fall
Seeing you through, in everything you do 

I said let me be there in your morning
Let me be there in your night
Let me change whatever’s wrong and make it right
Let me take you to that wonderland that only two can share
All I ask you, is let me be there

Watching you grow
And going through the changes in your life
That’s how I know, I always wanna be there
Whenever you feel you need a friend to lean on
Here I am
Whenever you call, you know I’ll be there

I said let me be there in your morning
Let me be there in your night
Let me change whatever’s wrong and make it right
Let me take you to that wonderland that only two can share
All I ask you, is let me be there

Let me be there in your morning
Let me be there in your night
Let me change whatever’s wrong and make it right
Let me take you to that wonderland that only two can share
All I ask you, is let me be there

All I ask you is let me be there

I said let me be there in your morning
Let me be there in your night
Let me change whatever’s wrong and make it right
Let me take you to that wonderland that only two can share
All I ask you, is let me be there
All I ask you is let me be there

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