(for john and marcia goldman and, of course, bruce)

last spring, randy adams, managing director of theatreworks, asked if henry and i would be willing to donate our song-writing services to be auctioned off at a benefit for the theater … they’ve produced three of our musicals, and we love them, so we didn’t hesitate to say yes … when two parties fiercely bidding against each other reached into the 5 figures, randy said, “we’re going to ask henry and bill if they’d mind writing two songs” … and, of course, we didn’t mind at all … one of the winning bids came from the goldmans who’ve graciously hosted us at several receptions at their beautiful home … they were about to celebrate their 25th anniversary and when i inquired what they say when people ask how they’ve managed to stay together that long, john responded with what became the song’s title … it certainly struck a chord, as that’s exactly how i feel about bruce … so for valentine’s day:

people ask us how we’ve lasted
so many couples don’t survive
like a feast to one who’s fasted
i can’t wait ‘til you arrive

reviewing years
of every-daying
too rich and full
to comprehend
i sum it up
by humbly saying
i’m married to my best friend

yes, married to my best friend
no company i’d rather share
i know that the laughs
and adventure won’t end
i’m married to my best friend

i am grateful fate was smiling
on that day when we first met
ever since we’ve been compiling
memories we won’t forget

we’ve weathered storms
we’ve kept on going
we’ve held the road
each twist and bend
and you’re the reason
i keep growing
i’m married to my best friend

yes, married to my best friend
no company i’d rather share
i know that the laughs
and adventure won’t end
i’m married to my best friend

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