You’ve Been Singing The Friends Theme Song Wrong
Marc Gordon - April 10, 2018

Looking Back

by Edgar A. Guest

I might have been rich if I'd wanted the gold
instead of the friendships I've made.
I might have had fame if I'd sought for renown
in the hours when I purposely played.
Now I'm standing to-day on the far edge of life,
and I'm just looking backward to see
What I've done with the years and the days that were mine,
and all that has happened to me.

I haven't built much of a fortune to leave
to those who shall carry my name,
And nothing I've done shall entitle me now
to a place on the tablets of fame.
But I've loved the great sky and its spaces of blue;
I've lived with the birds and the trees;
I've turned from the splendor of silver and gold
to share in such pleasures as these.

I've given my time to the children who came;
together we've romped and we've played,
And I wouldn't exchange the glad hours spent
with them for the money that I might have made.
I chose to be known and be loved by the few,
and was deaf to the plaudits of men;
And I'd make the same choice should the chance
come to me to live my life over again.

I've lived with my friends and I've shared in their joys,
known sorrow with all of its tears;
I have harvested much from my acres of life,
though some say I've squandered my years.
For much that is fine has been mine to enjoy,
and I think I have lived to my best,
And I have no regret, as I'm nearing the end,
for the gold that I might have possessed.

Take a deep breathe before you read this, get yourself a big glass of water, and make sure you’re not home alone, you might need some backup support.  We’ve just learned that we’ve been singing the lyrics to the Friends theme song all wrong for years, and we’re all beyond shocked.

Saturday Night Takeaway hosts Stephen M  ulhern, Scarlett Moffatt and Declan Donnelly made their way to Universal Resort in Florida for the Friends season finale in April. The musical guest, The Rembrandts played their famous song live, I’ll Be There For You,  also known as the Friends theme song. We most obviously adored it, it’s the song we all love and know.

However, during the Singalong segment, one woman shockingly noticed that none of us actually know the correct words to the chorus.  As she sang When the rain starts to fall, she realized that the actual words are When the rain starts to pour. 

We’re all having trouble accepting this, but after rewatching the opening credits, we’re pretty surprised that we didn’t manage to notice our mistake before. Oh well, at least now we know.