Used to writing lyrics that are funkier and not so plain sounding. the Friends theme was a real struggle to compose. Here are some of the notes and lyrics I wrote to get the final version, a 45 second verse and chorus. The song was written between 8/18 and 9/6/94. I was trying to get out of a publishing deal and still owed 17th of a song when Kevin Bright one of the Friends producers and someone who had put one of my short films on tv before called my publisher looking for a composer who was "quirky yet commercial". I always got those gigs.