I saw this girl from like around the way I told her I was the be -I-Z Emezah-A She said she know my reputation, know I got clout And like to get to know me, without no doubt
So we started havin long telephone conversations Tryin' to feel each other out, showin' a lot of patience Was a hook-up from my man, word bond she was bad If I met her whole family I would kiss her dad
So in my mind I was thinkin' she really liked me She got a good head on her shoulder and she's no dummy Me and her, had compatible horoscopes But she bugged me out so bad I was on the ropes
Now when I was with her, my shoulders shrugged Because when I reached out for a kiss and hug She mushed me in my face, and smiles with a grin And said this question
[Chorus] Why can't we be friends? We can't we be friends? Why can't we, be, friends? We can't we be friends? Why can't we be friends? We can't we be friends? Why can't we, be, friends? We can't we be friends?
I knew she was different, a very special gal For the time being, hmm I shall Respect her wishes, she wasn't a groupie I understand, she said she just had met me
I liked her for that, a woman with morals She called me every day, so I saw she was loyal It bugged me out cause I don't usually wait But on a scale of one to ten she was a twenty-eight
We was goin' out on the reg', movies and dinner Always stay at my house, way past ten o', clock I thought she really really liked me I did the right thing, like my name was Spike Lee
She had her own car so I walked her to the door Like Busta Rhymes I said, "Gimme Some More" So I put my lips out, to get a kiss And she said just like this
I knew somethin' was wrong because my mack is correct Talkin' for six months and didn't hit it yet? I thought I was slippin, or maybe in a slump I felt like Eddie Murphy when he was Professor Klump
Naw it can't be, she's here every day So I don't know why she'd want to treat me this way I gotta investigate like Magnum P.I. I just don't understand, why oh why
So the next time I saw her she was unhappy She had a frown on her face and real jumpy I said, "Yo what's wrong?" I was real concerned The way she looked her life had took a real turn
She said, "I went to court today," and I said, "What?" "If I tell you this, you're gonna go nut" I said, "Tell me I can take it I won't pretend" "I gotta go to jail for life, so.."
Songwriters: ALLEN, SYLVESTER / BROWN, HAROLD RAY I. / DICKERSON, MORRIS DEWAYNE / GOLDSTEIN, JERRY / JORDAN, LE ROY L. / MILLER, CHARLES / OSKAR, LEE / SCOTT, HOWARD E. / SCARBOROUGH, SKIP / WITHERS, BILL