The picture is based on Chapter 32: The Rose, which ends with a cover of the song with the same name done by The Beach Bears.
After having seen the picture drawn, I went to bed singing the song. After a short time in bed, though, I began singing my own words to it. I eventually fell asleep in the middle of doing this.
Today, I sat down and finished writing out the lyrics. The only problem I had when I finished was that, although I'm perfectly capable of singing, I can not sing multiple harmonies on my own very well...
So after I finished writing it, I handed it it Dipper, whom I knew could do the song the justice it deserved. He loved the lyrics I wrote, and agreed to record it for me.
So, here is the final product.
Rewritten lyrics done by myself All singing parts done by
Some say friendship is a mystery That hides the truth you need Some say friendship is a memory Emotion that you've freed Some say friendship is a victory And they're sure they will succeed I say friendship is a journey It goes on, and I proceed
It's the hope that we hold on to That things will be all right It's the times that we have been through In the darkness and the light It's the days we spend together And I think that you'll agree I hope this friendship lasts forever You mean the world to me
When the night has been too lonely And the days have been too long And you think this friendship's only Meant to last if you are strong Just remember as you wonder And the sun begins to show There's a friend who will be waiting As our friendship ever grows