Bethel Steele - One Friend

from by Neale Eckstein

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Co-written with Bethel Steele. Surviving junior high with the help of a friend.


I was that kid / Who watched from a far
Alone in the bleachers / For the homecoming game
Wondering if I would ever have friends
If I’d ever find love / If I’d ever escape the blame
Awkward and smart / Clothes didn’t quite fit
Hair a little too short / And that’s a bad combination
A bad combination / At fourteen, the world can seem so cruel
You were that kid / Who made it look easy
You walked with your head up / Doors opened wide
You called me your pal / Showed me respect
You made me laugh / When I wanted to cry
You had my back / When you should have been running
When the bullies came calling / You stood by my side
You stood by my side / At fourteen, the world can seem so cruel
Sometimes all it takes is one friend in your corner
Someone cheering for you, who’ll take your side
Just when you think that life ain’t getting better
That one friend will help you get by / At fourteen the world can seem so cruel
The years, they have passed / And I’m doing fine
Sometimes I stumble / But I walk with pride
When I think back / To those handful of years
I don’t know that I’d of made it / If you hadn’t been there
At fourteen, the world can seem / At fourteen, take it from me
At fourteen, the world can seem so cruel


from Click, released March 13, 2014
Bethel Steele: vocals, guitar, bass
Jagoda: drums, percussion
Greg Greenway: piano
Barbara Kessler: vocals
Matt Nakoa: vocals, organ
Neale Eckstein: guitar



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Neale Eckstein Boston, Massachusetts

Producer, Mixer, Engineer, Photographer, Songwriter and makes excellent peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Neale has recorded dozens of singer/songwriters at his Fox Run Studio. This project combines all of his passions. Thirty-four musicians play and sing on this CD. ... more

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