Ella:
I thought I’d found the man of my dreams
Now it seems, this is how the story ends
He’s going 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
He’s going to turn me down and say
“Can’t we be friends?”

Never again
Through with love, through with men
They play their game
Without shame, and who’s to blame?

I thought I’d found a man I could trust
What a bust, this is how the story ends
He’s going to turn me down and say
“Can’t we be friends?”

Louis:
I thought I knew the weight from the shaft
What a laugh, this is how our story ends
I’ll let her turn me down and say
“Can’t we be friends?”

I acted like a kid out of school
What a fool, now I see the way this is the end
I’ll let her turn me down and say
“Can’t we be friends?”

What should I give
Though she gave me the air?
Why should I cry
I was sad and wonder why?

I should have seen the signal to stop
What a flop, this is how the story ends
She’s gonna turn me down and say
“Can’t we be friends?”

“Can’t we be? Can’t we be?
Can’t we be friends?”

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