I first heard this song on the album Sibling Rivalry by Ann Hampton Calloway (the composer and singer of the theme song from "The Nanny" and a celebrated cabaret singer) and her sister, Liz Calloway (Miss Saigon original cast, Baby, singing voice of Anastasia in the movie of the same name.) The song, written by Nancy Ford and Gretchen Cryer is from a 1978 musical "I'm Getting My Act Together and Taking It on the Road." (This song is the same age as I am!)
I'm not really sure what it is about this song I like so much, but I do. I suppose that I can identify with it. I don't have a lot of friends in my life, but those friends I do have tend to be pretty close. (I am, after all, an INFJ…) I've been thinking about recording this song for a couple of years, but I had an experience a couple of weeks ago that was a little rough for me, and it got me thinking about my future–and the increasingly likely chance that I will, "go it on my own." When you don't have a significant other, the importance of those very good friends is greatly magnified. I've been fortunate enough to meet some incredible, wonderful people in this life–some of them who are currently a part of my life, and some of them whose courses have shifted them out of my life. Whether or not we're still in touch, I'm very grateful for the time I had with the people who touched my life for the better.
This is another one of those "attempt to determine the chord progression by listening to the recording" type of things that I do. Once I got the chords down, I transposed the chords into a better key and spent a long time trying to lock down a roughly-shaped piano part. I can honestly say that I have never played the piano part the same way twice.