Friends and family playlist

109192289It is multimedia Friday time on DadAgainstCancer! Since I wrote a post yesterday about giving thanks for my friends and family I thought an accompanying playlist would be in order. Actually one of the songs in this playlist made my Dealing with Cancer Playlist a month ago. Hopefully these songs will help others understand how important family and friends are!

Joe Cocker – With A Little Help From My Friends

This is the song that actually made my last playlist as a bonus song. For this playlist I decided to share the Woodstock version of the song. I really wish I could have been there! Of course the fact this concert happened a few years before I was born kind of killed my chances of making that great venue. When I’m feeling down I really love to crank the Joe Cocker version of With a Little Help From My Friends and my head often clears up. (and yes I’m a Beatles fan, but Cocker took a great song and made it epic!)

Queen – You’re My Best Friend

This song is what goes through my head when I think about my wonderful wife. I can’t imagine going through my cancer diagnosis and treatment without her.

Ooh you make me live
Whatever this world can give to me
It’s you you’re all I see
Ooh you make me live now honey
Ooh you make me live

Randy Newman – You Got A Friend In Me

“Stick together, we can see it through”. What great lyrics! This a live version of the song, not the version from Toy Story.

Bill Withers – Lean On Me

This is the original Bill Withers version, and not the Club Nouveau version I often hear on the radio. Actually there are a lot of good lessons in this song. I have to remember the following lyrics when I need to reach out for help.

Please swallow your pride
If I have things you need to borrow
For no one can fill those of your needs
That you won’t let show

Montgomery Gentry – My Town

This is a song that comes to mind when I think of how great my neighbors have been. I may not have grown up where I currently live, but I get the same feeling as this song describes when I think of how supportive my neighbors have been.

The Animals – Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood

This song actually comes to mind after I have some steroid rage from the Prednisone.

Oh, oh, oh, baby – don’t you know I’m human
I have thoughts like any other one
Sometimes I find myself, Lord, regretting
Some foolish thing, some little simple thing I’ve done

Hank Williams Jr – Family Tradition

I think of this song when I think of how different yet almost the same I am as my parents…


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