Sorry You Lost Your Friend

from by Taylor Raynor

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This song is about Matt Cooney. One of my brother's best friends. He passed away about a year ago and I wrote this shortly after. I'm afraid of dying. And I'm sad for my brother. It hurt when Matt passed away and it hurt even more when I saw how it affected my brother.
Sorry Dayne.

I was listening to a lot of Bright Eyes when I wrote this song. Listen to "Land Locked Blues" and you'll hear some similarities. Dayne doesn't like Bright Eyes (but he should).


I'm sorry you lost your friend
I feel I'm losing something myself
Sometimes I think about him

I bought you a record
That I'd heard before
You could use it more than me right now

I hope that it helps
It gets me through at times
But on darker occasions
It can be hard to find the light

A drink and a cigarette
Might help for a moment but it won't bring back a friend
It won't bring back a friend

I don't understand it and it hurts some days
But we're given this "gift" they call life
I don't understand it and it never seems fair
But we're given this "gift" they call life

Some days I'm happy
Some nights I'm scared
But those are the nights that I write

Some days I'm happy
Most nights I'm scared
But those are the nights that I write


from It Could Rain, released November 30, 2018


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Taylor Raynor Tampa, Florida

Hi, I'm Taylor Raynor, a Tampa based singer-songwriter. My goal is to write and perform music that is meaningful and true. I hope that my music can make someone feel the way music makes me feel. My influences are Nick Drake, Bright Eyes, Tom Waits, Leonard Cohen, and all the sad folk and indie music I've ever heard. I play guitar and violin and I love to write. ... more

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