Who Sang Why Can't We Be Friends?? War

War Why Can't We Be Friends? cover art
Release information
Writer(s): Charles Miller, Gerald Goldstein, Harold Brown, Howard Scott, Lee Levitin, Lonnie Jordan, Morris Dickerson, Thomas Allen
Release Date: 1975-6
Genre: Electronic Funk / Soul
Style: Rock & Roll/Pop Rock/Soul/Funk
length: 3:51
producer: Jerry Goldstein
mixer: Ed Barton
recording engineer: Chris Huston, Andrew Berliner and Ed Barton
associate producer: Howard E. Scott and Lonnie Jordan
Some other versions of "Why Can't We Be Friends?"

Lyrics
[Chorus]
Why can't we be friends
Why can't we be friends
Why can't we be friends
Why can't we be friends

I seen ya around for a long long time
I really remember you when you drank my wine

[Chorus]

I'd seen ya walking down in Chinatown
I called ya but you could not look around

[Chorus]

I pay my money to the welfare line
I see ya standing in it every time

[Chorus]

The color of your skin don't matter to me
As long as we can live in harmony

[Chorus]

I'd kinda' like to be the president
So I could show you how your money's spent

[Chorus]

Sometimes I don't speak right
But yet I know what I'm talking about

[Chorus]

I know you're working for the CIA
They wouldn't have you in the mafia

[Chorus: x4]

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Don't Let No One Get You Down
  • 2 Lotus Blossom
  • 3 Heartbeat
  • 4 Leroy's Latin Lament (medley)
  • 5 Smile Happy
  • 6 So
  • 7 Low Rider
  • 8 In Mazatlan
  • 9 Why Can't We Be Friends?

  • Release information
    label: United Artists
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin