Who Sang Can't We Be Friends? Sonny Clark

Sonny Clark Standards cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1998-2-10
Genre: Jazz
Style: Hard Bop
length: 4:20
producer: Alfred Lion
recording engineer: Rudy van Gelder
bass: Paul Chambers
membranophone: Wesley Landers
piano: Sonny Clark
Some other versions of "Can't We Be Friends"

Lyrics
Took each word she said as gospel truth the way a silly little child would.
I can't excuse it on the grounds of youth,
I was no babe in the wild, wild wood.
She didn't mean it,
I should have seen it,
But now it's too late.

I thought I'd found the girl of my dreams,
Now it seems,
This is how the story ends:
She's gonna turn me down and say,
"Can't we be friends?"
I thought for once it couldn't go wrong,
Not for long,
I can see the way this ends:
She's gonna turn me down and say,
"Can't we be friends?"
Why should I care though she gave me the air,
Why should I cry,
Heave a sigh,
And wonder why,
And wonder why?
I thought I found the gal I could trust,
What a bust, this is how the story ends:
She's gonna turn me down and say,
"Can't we be just friends?"

Tracklist
  • 1 Blues in the Night
  • 2 Can't We Be Friends
  • 3 Somebody Loves Me
  • 4 All of You
  • 5 Dancing in the Dark
  • 6 I Cover the Waterfront
  • 7 Blues in the Night (alternate take)
  • 8 Gee Baby, Ain't I Good to You
  • 9 Ain't No Use
  • 10 I Can't Give You Anything but Love
  • 11 Black Velvet
  • 12 I'm Just a Lucky So and So
  • 13 The Breeze and I
  • 14 Gee Baby, Ain't I Good to You (alternate take)

  • Release information
    country(area): United States
    script: Latin