The country tinged “My Friend” is an uplifting tune. Again, strong lyrics that will give you pause if you let them. I’ve always loved it when a lyricist works the words so that they can be interpreted in a number of different ways. This one is fairly cut and dry in that it’s all about loving the one you’re with. It’s who that one is that can make you wonder. Is it a lover? A good friend? God? Multiple levels and it’s all for you to decide. The strumming acoustic guitars remind me of a time when listening to music on the FM stations was everything to a kid. It’s just a great song to reminisce to, which leads perfectly into one of the finest tracks on Back to Basics with “Come Along With Me.” Morton’s voice invokes a strong sensation of Neil Young on “Come Along With Me.” The guitar solo is another great shot from Bones. Simple, to the point, and jam packed with emotion. The lyrics are the true strength of the song as Morton paints vibrant pictures depicting life at the bottom, and the opportunities presented to pull out of the morose life styles that are always depicted as so glamorous. Yeah . . . I could listen to this tune over and over. Great stuff!
-- Pope JTE