View Poll Results: Has anyone heard of this song? "Don't be afraid be my friend"

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  • Yes

    1 14.29%
  • No

    4 57.14%
  • Heard it and don't know who sings it

    1 14.29%
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  1. #1
    BRCayman
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    Exclamation Someone--please help! "Don't be afraid be my friend" lyrics-PLEASE READ!

    I am desperately trying to find the artist who sings the song with what I perceive the chorus to be "Don't be afraid be my friend". It is sung by a black female (most likely) from late 80s early 90s...has a slow r and b/pop feel to it. I will try and put the lyrics in order and I will type as many lyrics as I know.

    (VERSE)
    How do I tell a story
    When there are no words to render
    Maybe its a dream come true
    But you won't find surrender

    Do we all stand up til we (drop)?
    It's so hard to say (goodbye)?
    And if we might fall in love too fast
    Where would we be...

    (CHORUS)
    I'm askin you-
    stop runnin away
    I'm not gonna hurt you
    Baby life is just too short
    to play those games
    So don't be afraid be my friend
    I will be there til the end

    (VERSE)

    We cried out (our) emotions
    But we can't stop the fever
    And then one day I found out
    You were a non-believer

    (REPEAT CHORUS)

    Don't be afraid be my friend
    Cause I will be there til the end, oh baby
    Don't be afraid
    I will be here oh baby....

    This is all that I know
    I hear "don't be afraid be my friend" over and over so I assume its the chorus, but I have had no luck in searching.

    My guess would be to search black female pop r/b singers from 80s/90s? Maybe someone has heard this song-I'm sure of it. I used to hear it at work a lot.

    Hope to hear from someone! Please Help!
    Thank you so much!

    -Bill R.

  2. #2
    SMazac128
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    "STOP RUNNING AWAY" by: Brenda Russell?

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    maybe a Mariah Carey song...she had a couple from that time period i think. the lyrics almost seem her styl too.

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    sammic
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    Bill Did you find the title of this song ? I'm still trying to find it

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    Quote Originally Posted by sammic View Post
    Bill Did you find the title of this song ? I'm still trying to find it
    Are you saying this answer is wrong or what?

    Quote Originally Posted by SMazac128
    "STOP RUNNING AWAY" by: Brenda Russell?

  6. #6
    GMOB
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    Default Definitely Brenda Russell "Stop Running Away"

    SMazac128 is correct.

    "Stop Running Away" is one of my favorite songs.

    It is on Brenda Russell's "Kiss Me With The Wind" album, as well as her "Greatest Hits" and "Ultimate Collection".


    Lyrics:

    Where did we go that moment
    Vapors and whispers linger
    Something in the air that night
    Something to be remembered

    How Do I tell a story
    When they're no words to render
    Maybe its a dream come true
    But you won't quite surrender

    Do we all stand guard till we drop?
    It's so hard to fake a heart
    We might fall in love too fast
    And where would we be?

    (I'm asking you to)
    Stop Running Away
    I'm not gonna bite you
    We've got nothing to lose
    and everything else to gain

    So don't be afraid be my friend
    I will be there till the end
    So don't be afraid be my friend
    I will be there oh babe

    We were caught up in emotion
    Nothing could stop the fever
    But by the time you came around
    You were a non-believer

    You want to hide your feelings
    But you can't hide forever
    I hope someday you will be saved
    from keepin' it all together

    Do we all stand guard till we drop?
    It's so hard to fake a heart
    We might fall in love too fast
    And where would we be?

    (So I'm asking you to)
    Stop Running Away
    I'm not gonna hurt you
    Baby Life is just too short
    To play those games

    So don't be afraid be my friend
    I will be there till the end
    Don't be afraid be my friend
    I will be there Oh babe.

    - Lyrics taken from her "Kiss Me With The Wind" album
    Last edited by GMOB; 06-07-2007 at 07:38 PM.

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    I've been looking for this same song! After about an hour of Google search, I came across this thread, which is the same forum in which I just joined this week! The following are the only lyrics I had to go by, probably erroneous.

    where did we go
    something in the air at night
    something to remember
    maybe it's a dream come true
    I'm missing you, so don't be afraid
    stop the fever
    but you can't hide forever

    Even though this thread is 3 years old, I just wanted to thank the people again who identified this.

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