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Old Friend

Daryl Wayne Dasher
Daryl W. Dasher


Old Friend:

Words and Music by: Daryl W. Dasher (Hike the Stone Music, BMI)



Midnight, and here I am again

Alone and looking for a friend I once knew

It used to be I’d never have to look this far

So now I know that I’ve pushed you away



Do you recall that day out on the river?

Tangled up in weeds, I couldn’t reach the top

And just before my buddies came to lift me out

I heard your voice and I had no doubts



Back then I never questioned who you were or why you came

Because I talked with you each and every day

I knew you’d always loved me and I’d loved you just the same

But then the world got in and swept that all away

Old Friend, what can I say?



I think I know exactly when it started

Seventeen and everything was changing fast

And when everything once so concrete came crumbling down

I’d already set my mind on getting out



Because I had so many questions, who I was and who to blame

For all the contradictions that I had found

I started getting angry at the games I thought you played

But looking back I know that wasn’t you

Old Friend, what can I do?



Now it’s been so many years

So many joys, so many fears

I know I’m blessed to have the friends I’ve got

I know I’ve probably let you down

At least a million times by now

But in this darkest hour, somehow

Old Friend, I feel you now



I don’t have to question who are or why you came

Because no one else could make me feel this safe

I know you’ll always love me and I’ll love you just the same

Let the world get in and say what they might say

Old Friend, I’m glad you stayed

Next stop...

  • December 14, 2019
    Moon City Music and Event Center, Wapakoneta, OH


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