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"You've Got a Friend" (Music)

"This is great, Mom, really. We're glad you're here."
"And so quickly, right? I hope you see that. You need me, I'm here. All you have to do is call."

You just call out my name
And you know wherever I am
I'll come running to see you again
Winter, spring, summer or fall
All you have to do is call
And I'll be there
You've got a friend

James Taylor may have had the hit, but songwriter Carole King's own version of her song appears on one of the bestselling albums of all time, Tapestry. Bettina Casablancas offers to be the best of friends to her boys. Too bad that what they really need is a mother.

2.07 "Nobody Puts Baby in a Corner"

"Whatever happened to 'winter, spring, summer, or fall; all I got to do is call, and you'll be there'?"

When you're down and troubled
And you need some loving care
And nothing, nothing is going right
Close your eyes and think of me
And soon I will be there
To brighten up even your darkest night

Carole King's 1971 hit song "You've Got a Friend" has been covered by numerous artists, among them James Taylor. Marking the start of the singer/songwriter movement, it's kind of surprising that Veronica would quote this song to Wallace. Not just because she should know this already: Wallace is her most true friend. Mostly because the song is incredibly sappy, and that's not usually how she rolls.

3.08 "Lord of the Pi's"
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