Thick and Thin

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(Over the past couple weeks, I've had several of my friends write small, 4-or-8-line verses for this song. They didn't know what I had written already, they didn't know what each other had written, and they only vaguely knew how the tune went. All I told them was I wanted this song to be about how they felt about their friends. And it is. The names in parentheses are the people who wrote those respective verses.)

I'm sitting laughing over things, with my girl my friends and

everything that I could need
don’t care if the world was ending

If something happens tonight, we'd be the first to know
If something happens tonight, I don't mind I'm first to go

Me: Hey, it's Will - I love you
Victor: Oh!

Me: I just wanna let you know that I love you
Sonia: I love you too

Me: I love you
Luis: I love you too

Me: I just wanted to let you know that I love you
Matt: Hey! I love you too man

Me: I love you
Kyla: I love you too

Me: George, I love you
George: Aw, I love you too what's going on

Me: I just wanted to let you know that I love you
Ricky: Ah thanks bud, love you too

Me: I love you
Mariah: Oh yeah?

Me: I love you sis
Grace: Ok. Why'd you call me?

(luis)
and now we’re back to 5 am
sitting on the couch talking bout our pain
and i finally got around to solving this
so get comfortable and let me explain

(alvin)
take a deep breath, we’ll dive right in
you jump, i jump look around the bend
over the fence and down by the river
throw a rock in so you’ll remember
and on the beach, dig a hole in the sand
you stay, i stay, this is where we’ll stand
give em a smile as we turn to dust
we’re side by side i guess that’s good enough

(george)
and back in the nissan, it’s the same old shit
that essential type of love you ain’t never gonna quit
when you’re tune comes on and you tune out the extraneous
cause everything we need is here, it’s pretty plain to us


these young hearts are fire, we're the anomalies

lighter hearts burn brighter than the eye can see
laugh along, die in love

the way we wanna go
laugh till ya cry, love your friends

stone bridges don’t go up in smoke

laugh along, die in love

the way we wanna go
laugh till ya cry, love your friends

stone bridges don’t go up in smoke

we’re all together
we’re all in
we got each other’s backs through
thick and thin
we're all together
we're all in

(helena)
so let’s get lost today in the best kinda way
you can hold my hand, if I can kiss your face
cause there’s a few flights left, let’s ditch this town
I'll dye my hair if you run your mouth

(victor)
if i had a dime for every friend I’ve made here
we’d all be high as hell and there’d be no tears
yeah it’s hard sometimes cause we’re all far from perfect
but we’re the lonely kids who grew up into best friends

we’re all together
we’re all in
we got each other’s backs through
thick and thin

we’re all together
we’re all in
we got each other’s backs through
thick and thin

Brian: Hello?
Me: Hey Bri, it's Will
Brian: Yeah, what's up dude?
Me: I just wanted to let you know I love you
Brian: Aw I love you too dude
Me: Also I'm recording this call

Me: Brian?

credits

from Laughing Along, released August 29, 2016

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