Thursday, March 26, 2009

Message In The Music: Keep A Friend- Raven Symone

This is a new section for the blog and it is called message in the music. It is explaining the message behind songs we listen to. I am not endorsing any artist here, I am just saying the message I got from the song.

Today we are looking at Raven Symone's Keep A Friend

Here are the lyrics

[Raven Speaks]
He who asks for a friend must first prove himself friendly
Trials will come.
Will you be fair weathered or will you be steady

Sure, firm, are you my friend?

[verse 1]
We were close
Closer than most
More than friends nothing could come between us and then
Arguments and experience
Came creepin in how long has it been

Didn't want you to leave
We couldn't agree
So I said to you stop talkin to me
That's where we left and now I'm reconsidering
I did the wrong thing girl listen to me

Tell me what's up (what's up)
I've had enough (enough)
How do we get back on telling you sorry
My mom said that's how you keep a friend, keep a friend (keep a friend)
Tell her you're sorry when you're wrong
That's how you keep a friend
That's the way you keep a friend (that's how you keep a friend)
That's the way you keep a friend (that's how you keep a friend)

[verse 2]
I told you things I never told nobody
We shared everything
Somebody told you I was in town
Where was I, had you gotten a reply
I apologize wish you'd come around



Can't even remember why we feel apart
But I'm so glad we got back together
Girl you're like a sister to me
So much more than a friend
So make sure it don't happen again


What I gotta do to put this thing back together [repeat]


This song is basically talking about how we end up breaking up relationships that could be save dby a simple 'I Am Sorry'. I had afight with a friend recently and I realized it could have been avoided by simple communication. This just goes to say that we as individuals should cherish friendships so much that when a fall out happens we should talk about it. We as individuals demand too much from our friends and that is not tight at all. A frind is a friend. There is no point defining that. When you find one that is good, cherish him or her, love the person and always be there for that friend.



  1. That's how I feel Friends should be...I think Raven is cool, and is A Great Inspiration to Young Women trying to make something positive with their lives.

  2. Raven is great. Her songs speak volumes. Think shes a positive role model for a younger generation of women...
    Your not endorsing any artist? We all know of your Raven obsession... you would endorse her

  3. YEah.. friends are INEXCHANGEABLE!!!

  4. Yaill are right about everything but Momoh...I am over Raven...honestly


Oya you sef talk ya own!!!