Who Sang Can't We Be Friends?? Thomas Quasthoff

Thomas Quasthoff The Jazz Album: Watch What Happens cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2007-3-2
length: 2:43
producer: Till Brönner
orchestra: Deutsches Symphonie‐Orchester Berlin
mixer: Arne Schumann
recording engineer: Adrian von Ripka and Tobias Lehmann
vocal: Thomas Quasthoff
piano: Alan Broadbent
guitar: Karl Schloz and Chuck Loeb
bass: Dieter Ilg
membranophone: Peter Erskine
arranger: Alan Broadbent
trumpet: Axel Schlosser and Ruud Breuls
alto saxophone: Fiete Felsch
solo trumpet: Till Brönner
Lyrics
I thought I'd found the girl of my dreams.
So it seems, this is how the story ends:
She's goin' to 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 goin' to turn me down and say,
"Can't we be friends?"

Never again, I'm through with love,
And through with them!
They play their game without shame, and who's to blame?

I thought I'd found a girl I could trust.
What a bust, now I see the way this ends
She's goin' to turn me down and say,
"Can't we be friends?"

I should have see the signals to stop
What a flop, now I see the way this ends:
I'll let her turn me down and say,
"Can't we be friends?"

I thought I'd found the girl of my dreams.
So it seems, this is how the story ends:
I'll let her turn me down and say,
"Can't we be friends?"

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 There's a Boat Dat's Leavin' Soon for New York
  • 2 Watch What Happens (Les Parapluies de Cherbourg)
  • 3 Secret Love
  • 4 You and I
  • 5 Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive
  • 6 I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face (My Fair Lady)
  • 7 Can't We Be Friends?
  • 8 "Smile" (Final Theme From the Motion Picture "Modern Times")
  • 9 They All Laughed (Shall We Dance)
  • 10 My Funny Valentine (Babes in Arms)
  • 11 What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?
  • 12 In My Solitude

  • Release information
    label: Deutsche Grammophon
    country(area): [Worldwide]
    format: CD
    script: Latin