words by Kevin Eberhardt, photographs by Richard Byerley

  

There's something powerful in your company

To stand beside you gives me strength / I

Know I'm not as tough as you are / not as

Quick in muscle or mind / just to be counted

As your friend / to be one that you confide

In is enough /

 

I hear them laugh behind my back / I know

The humor I inspire / the only voice that

Really matters / is yours / the only man

That I respect / is you /

 

Can I get you another beer / can I light your

Cigarette / can I do that little job for you / I

Know the only fear I arouse is in your name

Me without you is nothing / I learned that

Lesson all too well / still / I'd consider it

The highest honor /

 

If you'd save me that seat next to you in

Hell /