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We're friends, that's all we are
And that's all we will become
It's understood
We're only friends
And it's better that way
For everyone concerned
So if you brush against me
When we're walking side by side
I won't wonder what you're thinking
'cause we've got nothing to hide
And I know you didn't mean it that way
'cause we're just friends


We're friends, that's all we are
And that's all we'll ever be
Is friends
And we can split the cheque
But we'll never bring the conversation
Around to you and me
If I see your hand upon me
It's no reason for alarm
I realize you must have seen
Something walking down my arm
And I know you didn't mean it that way
'cause we're just friends


Oh I know, and you know
That this is really the way
That it ought to be
'cause if it was another way
We'd have a lot of trouble
And we'd end up in confusion
And we'd lose a lot of sleep
We both know better than to slip and go
And get ourselves all tangled up again
If we want to keep our peace of mind
We've got to keep a little distance
And just be friends


Oh yeah, uh huh, oh

So I'll try to understand
When I feel your arm around my back
That you really meant to do something else
But somehow you've gotten off the track
'cause I know you didn't mean it that way
'cause we're just friends


I know you didn't mean it that way
Oh I know, you didn't mean it that way
Yes I know, you didn't mean it that way
'cause we're just friends


(1979)



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