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So many people

Are needing me

For me there’s never anything in it

So many people

Hang onto me

But I never regret it for a minute

The guy I met in the army or the guy I knew for years

My best friend and my girlfriend fight until one of them is driven to tears

I put so much of my heart

Into caring for my friends

Till I feel like I’m gonna drop

I’m gonna go off the deep end

Caring for my friends

But until then

I’m not gonna stop

So many people

Ask me to call

They wanna hear what I have to say, to get some advice

Sometimes it leads to

Breaking some law

And the consequences of that aren’t too nice

Well sometimes I gotta take the law in my own hands

And no price is too high when it comes to being with my friends

I put so much of my heart ...

I spend so much time and energy

Caring for the people that I love

That sometimes I feel like I’m going to lose my sanity.

Keeping all my friends sane is costing me

And sometimes I wonder if it’s all worth it

I usually reach a positive conclusion.

I guess I’ll never know until it’s too late

And the price to pay

As usual

Will be a heavy one

But until then I’m gonna keep on caring

Because I love these people

And they come first.

How much can a guy take till he does something rash?

When will people realize that my love for my friends can’t be dashed?

I put so much of my heart ...

©2023 The Hesh Inc.

"Caring For My Friends" - original AI art by The Hesh Inc.
The view from Shivta, in the Negev, Israel. This has absolutely nothing to do with the content of the lyrics, but it is where I wrote them.

Like many of my earlier songs, this was written during my army service in Israel in the mid-1980s. I was stationed in a remote base in the desert and was away for weeks at a time, but my friends back home were never far from my mind. When I would get home, it seemed like so many of them wanted a piece of me and there was not enough time during my limited furloughs for me to give all of them my undivided attention, as much as I wanted to. I wrote this because I wanted them to know that no matter what, I would always make the effort to "be there" for them, even when I couldn't be there in person. That message still stands.

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