To just act like we never were
To come around and not show hurt
How dare we greet by shaking hands
Just months ago, I was your man, was your man

Verbally we'd agreed it was over
And we were through
I'm trying to compose myself
But I just can't get over you, girl

We can't be friends
(Yeah, no oh)
We can't be friends
(Deborah, you know I can't go on being just your friend, yeah)
We can't be friends
Cuz I'm still in love with you

I went by mother's, saw your car there
To her you're still family
And it don't seem fair
For everyone to just go on
And I've tried and I can't do it
Cuz I'm still torn

I tried to think of you as just another love
In my past that didn't last
But it's not that simple, baby

We can't be friends
(oh no, no, no, no)
We can't be friends
(If we, if we can't be lovers)
We can't be friends
Cuz I'm still in love with you

You may see me staring
Or catch me in a daze
May see me hang my head
When you come my way
Don't get too close to me
And expect me to behave

[RL ] I might just steal a kiss
[Both] If you come near my face
What I'm trying to say

Repeat 1 while:
[RL ] We can't be friends
[Dc ] Can you look me in the eyes
and honestly say you dont love me?
[RL ] Said do you know
[Dc ] R.L. I know
[Both] I'll never ever find another love like you, oh no
[RL ] I love you too much baby
[Dc ] I love you too much, oh
[Both] We can't be friends, I'm still in love
[Dc ] with you
[RL ] With you
[Dc ] I am
[RL ] Still in love
[dc ] Still in love
[RL ] You didn't have to leave
[Both] With you

Lyrics submitted by punkmebabygal

We Can't Be Friends (feat. Deborah Cox) song meanings
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    General Commentthis song is telling how two people feel about each other but made the decision to move on. i can relate to this song because me and my ex broke up and he still came around like things were still the same. we ended up not being friends becuase it hurt way too much. so basically its saying that when you end a relationship it is hard to be just friends becuase the fellings will still be there no matter what!
    spoiledprincesson April 29, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThe Becky pities da foo who can't spell. Da foo, it is spelt "becAUse" not "becUAse"...I pity da uneducated foo.
    the_beckyon April 29, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti love this song so much. i can also relate to this song, because my ex and i were friends before we dated. after we broke up we tryed to be friends and it hurt so much. Every now and then we would see each other at my little brothers, and everytime the feelings would come back. After about 2 years he called me out of the blue and it really messed me out.
    babygurlon October 10, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI absolutely love this song. I was searching for the lyrics, high and low. This song is so sweet. I'm right along with babygurl. Right now I'm going through the same thing. it's hard to be around my ex. To make it so bad we work together. I still have feelings for him. Every time I get around him I want to hug him or something. But we agreed to let each other go.
    Shawnta Baldwinon July 01, 2003   Link

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