The world needs more songs of appreciation for friends. Sometimes you think you’ve found the perfect song and sentiment, until a weird lyric makes clear the non-platonic intention behind the innocent-sounding words.
Thank You Songs With Lyrics Appropriate / Safe For Anybody
“Kind & Generous”—Natalie Merchant
Probably the best all-around friendship song or song for anybody you feel gratitude towards. Yes, this is the universal song of thanks for a boss, coworker, friend, parent, sister… Natalie says: “You’ve been so kind and generous. I don’t know how you keep on giving. For your kindness I’m in debt to you. For your selflessness, my admiration.”
Friendship Song for Your Best Friend
Slightly More Innuendo
“Your Song” by Elton John
This song is reserved for somebody you love in that special way, or somebody in your family with whom you live — even a grandmother, perhaps. Even if you send this song to a friend, they’ll probably overlook some of the lyrics and hone in on the important part: “How wonderful life is, while you’re in the world.” Send some tissues, too.