"Why Can't We Be Friends" as written by Sylvester Allen, Harold Ray I. Brown, Morris Dewayne Dickerson, Le Roy L. Jordan, Charles Miller, Lee Oskar, Howard E. Scott, Jerry Goldstein, R. Jr. Ownes, Kevin Rehen,...
Why can't we be friends (4x)

I seen ya I seen ya I seen ya 'round for a long long time

I really I really I really remember when you drank my wine



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I seen ya I seen ya I seen ya walkin' down in Chinatown

I called ya I called ya I called but you did not look around

I pay my I pay my I pay my money to the welfare line

I seen ya I seen ya I seen ya standing in it everytime



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The color the color the color of your skin don't matter to me

As long as as long as long as we can live in harmony

I kinda I kinda I kinda like to be the president

And I could and I could and I could show you how your money's spent



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Sometimes I don't speak right

But did I know what I was talking about

I know you're working for the CIA

They wouldn't have you in the mafia



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"Why Can't We Be Friends" as written by Gerald Goldstein Charles Miller

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    General CommentWhy can't we be friends...???
    ShadowZeroon June 18, 2003   Link
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    General Commentmaybe... hmm... why can't we be friends?

    maybe she is a trained assassin out to get whoevers singing. or even the other way round. whoevers singing is on a mission to kill this person but theyve fallen in love and he dont wanna kill her any more but has to

    i reckon its something to do with the CIA bit, but maybe thats just because ive just been reading Scorpia and Ark Angel

    ive only ever heard the reel big fish cover of this but i dont think its no different :s this song is cool!
    mairion May 31, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis is War's song, but why aren't they even on this site? c'mon.
    dahe24on February 08, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti think the song's about racism. some about white people at the same social level as the blacks singing it. they are almost the same, but the whites think they're better for some reason.

    also you can be racist in the cia but not the mafia. and both are corrupt.

    blacks and whites have been together for a long long time. beginning of time or something.

    it's a stretch but with the wine thing maybe they're saying that jesus was black and there were whites following him and drinking his miraculous wine.
    inbetweenmoleculeson March 18, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think it has something to do with a couple, who were serioulsy in love, then, they broke up, and the guy still likes her. or something along inbetweenmolecules words.
    kantochampon August 30, 2006   Link
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    General CommentNot their best work...
    HoboSpartan7on April 22, 2007   Link
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    General Commenthehe me and my band played this at our school leavers gig. all the emos and jocks started hugging each other i loved it!
    idomyownstuntson January 14, 2008   Link
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    General CommentTo be fair, this song mostly concerns itself with the topic of beef, and beef in society. There are many stigma and social taboos attached to beef, but mostly it just says that beef is rad and a brother. Also, what the fuck is Smash Mouth? How is it relevant to bovine meat?
    jeffjeffjeffon May 11, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think the song about two people (both men), who run into each other very often in different kinds of situations, but despite that they still didn't become friends and (maybe) didn't even talk to each other.
    DaturaDreamon November 02, 2013   Link

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