5391, Goodnight Best Friend

written by Rick Minogue Published: May 20, 2018 Created: 02/14/1998 Entry: 5391
Rick Minogue

5391, Goodnight Best Friend

Want to hear it?  Here’s the YouTube link: Goodnight Best Friend

It was Valentine’s Day in the early 90s.  Francine and I had a bedroom date all planned out.  We got the girls in bed early and had a light dinner.  Except about the time we were rinsing the dishes, one of them woke up crying with the other one throwing up in her bed.  That was a bedroom date alright.  I was holding them both in my arms while one of them was barfing on my tee shirt, and Francine was changing vomity sheets for the second or third round.  By the time the bug was passing, Valentine’s Day and Valentine’s Night were way in the rearview.

I had the idea for this love song and liked it immediately.  I knew I was channeling a good song.

As it evolved during rehearsals before the recording session was booked, I realized that it wanted to be a love song that could be sung by anyone of any self-referenced gender identity to anyone else of any self-referenced gender identity.

Any Body can sing it to any other Body.

Notes:  I recorded the voice and rhythm track with two mics on the same take, then retuned my guitar and overdubbed the second guitar track.

Cheers, Listener.   Hope you like it.

Goodnight Best Friend

The time goes by so quickly and there’s so much left unsaid

Like, you always look so lovely when we’re slipping into bed

And while we lay together where the loving is so deep

There’s one more thing I’d like to say before we go to sleep

 

Goodnight Best Friend

I didn’t see you nearly enough today

Goodnight Best Friend of mine

Goodnight Best Friend

I laid awake here finding a way to sing

Goodnight Best Friend of mine

 

I guess its not our mission to be rich and glide right through

But you could spend Eternity and never find a friend as true

And when we’re separated even one night at a time

We’re still so close I don’t know if these thoughts are yours or mine

 

So Goodnight Best Friend

I didn’t see you nearly enough today

Goodnight Best Friend of mine

Goodnight Best Friend

I laid awake here finding this way to sing

Goodnight Best Friend of mine

 

Saying, Goodnight Best Friend of mine

Goodnight, Best Friend of mine

 

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