Hey buddy, I want to talk to you
About (I got?) a friend in need, a friend indeed
I hear you got a few friends too
Living up the stairs, selling their wears
And they don't care, 'cause they don't know that
Oooh he's very lonely
Oooh he's lost his one and only
Woman that he's ever had
He sure feels bad, can you make him glad?
Hey mister can you help him out?
Can you put him straight, before it gets to late
And show what it's all about
Hey mister where you got the dope?
Which way will it be, to pay the fee?
I guess that you can see through me
So I'll be straight with you, I'll tell the truth
Friend in need is just really me