Next - We Can't Be Friends Lyrics

To just act like we never were
To come around and not show hurt
How dare we greet by shaking hands
Just months ago, I was your man, was your man

Verbally we'd agreed it was over
And we were through
I'm trying to compose myself
But I just can't get over you, girl

We can't be friends
(Yeah, no oh)
We can't be friends
(Deborah, you know I can't go on being just your friend, yeah)
We can't be friends
Cuz I'm still in love with you

I went by mother's, saw your car there
To her you're still family
And it don't seem fair
For everyone to just go on
And I've tried and I can't do it
Cuz I'm still torn

I tried to think of you as just another love
In my past that didn't last
But it's not that simple, baby

We can't be friends
(oh no, no, no, no)
We can't be friends
(If we, if we can't be lovers)
We can't be friends
Cuz I'm still in love with you

You may see me staring
Or catch me in a daze
May see me hang my head
When you come my way
Don't get too close to me
And expect me to behave

[RL ] I might just steal a kiss
[Both] If you come near my face
What I'm trying to say

Repeat 1 while:
[RL ] We can't be friends
[Dc ] Can you look me in the eyes
and honestly say you dont love me?
[RL ] Said do you know
[Dc ] R.L. I know
[Both] I'll never ever find another love like you, oh no
[RL ] I love you too much baby
[Dc ] I love you too much, oh
[Both] We can't be friends, I'm still in love
[Dc ] with you
[RL ] With you
[Dc ] I am
[RL ] Still in love
[dc ] Still in love
[RL ] You didn't have to leave
[Both] With you

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Next We Can't Be Friends Comments
  1. Aubrey Garner

    This is real R&B what happened to it

  2. Adrian Nelson

    The "I can't stop sexing my ex" song.

  3. MoKush 4Me

    Damn Deborah was fine as fuck!!!

  4. shakayl Cross

    They did this!

  5. Tone Thomas

    @ about 3:15 i went to heavan by the lips of an angel 4 a few seconds

  6. Tequesha Harris

    When you love him....Yet another him is capturing you 😶

  7. kilamanjaro Mountain

    Dammit Beverley!! YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE!!

  8. kenworth brown

    Who is here December 15th 2019? One of my favourite song from the 90's. Oh how I miss those days.

  9. BeVisualInc

    We sure cannot be friends if we cannot be lovers #2019

  10. •P o t a t o_C h a n• UwU

    Thumbs down??? Those Fools!

  11. Monique Parker

    I wish this type of R&B would make a come back... I miss just great vocals...

  12. Larry Franklin

    My part is can u look me in the eyes a honestly say u don't love me

  13. Renee Getzfit

    We can’t be friends 😭😭😭 ❤️

  14. Chopz Willis

    Still my favorite song


    How can you be friends with somebody you still love ,its hard😢💔

  16. A Crawford

    R.L. has a great voice!

  17. Tiffany meadows

    When i listen too this song i think about my first love!

  18. Lashonda Carter

    Here in dec 2019 still the jam yessss😍😍😍

  19. Charles Dixon jr

    2019 going through this right now. Just can't be her friend ☹

    Cazlynn Pulito

    You still love her, rather try to fix things or just take time apart

  20. Anita Horrice

    Damn..... Deborah Cox🥵🥵 not piece of plastic in her body and killing all these chics today!!!😍😍

  21. Linda Buford

    Hi thank .🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🎥🎥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🍷🍷❤️❤️❤️❤️💞💋💋💋💋📸📸📸📸🎥🎥🎥🎥🎥🎥🎥💞❤️❤️❤️❤️


    I swear when you watch 1 relatable old school song, you get stuck binge watching

  23. rocco paolino

    It’s songs like this that make me sad how R&B music. And all music. Has fallen off. The music of today doesn’t have the sort of Heart and soul of tracks like this. Deborah and RL slayed it. You really believed they were in love. Great track.

  24. Omar McCoffin

    Who still listening 2 decades later. #AllTimeFav

  25. unkbuddy

    Powerful video!!!!!

  26. Mermaid Meat

    Who is listening in 2020 !! Real Love (correction its 12/4/2019)but 2020 is seconds from tomorrow

  27. koko A.

    i wouldn’t wish this pain on my worst enemy..i instantly broke down listening to this again! smh💔😢

  28. Lilys Pager

    "How dare we greet 🎶 by shaking hands, 🎹 when just months ago I was ya 🎵 man"

    Idk why females like that 🤷🏾‍♂️🤔

  29. Courtney Darnell

    2019 almost 2020 this is still my jam

  30. Stand For Something Positive

    This was on heavy rotation and got me through my high school breakup in 1998. Anyone else?!!! 😏

  31. Tee & Marv

    One of the Greatest songs ever

  32. Veronica Arges

    I play this song everytime, I'm in the car!! My jam! I still feel this way about my ex.

  33. Audio Andy

    any other guyanese here ?





  35. Keifus Mathews

    I wonder if my Gf Tricia Roberts has sent this video to any other boyfriend?

  36. Demetrius Johnson

    Debra Cox is one beautiful woman and was very underrated in the 90s and 2000s.I guess your better seasoned when you don't sell your soul for slavery fame.

  37. Demetrius Johnson

    I wonder if he had Next to sing background for them? Sure do sound like them

  38. Xaniyah Morris

    cause i'm STILL IN LOVE!

  39. Mary Snell

    This song truly speaks to my soul.

  40. vegascece

    Man this took me back to a hurting time. The breakup, the divorce, the come back, his death. I use to sing this to him. Glad for today but these old songs sure stir up some long put away pain.

  41. Getenet Alemu

    They don't make em like this!! I guess being friends after breaking up is impossible to me, thire is always a part of me that drag me good ol past,!! (Its hard to say good bay to yesterday)

  42. Notifysender90

    this is when black women rocked and no one judged them but appreciated their artistry

    Kenneth Caldwell

    Black women always has and always will rock!!! I don't care what nobody diss


    I agree!

  43. Susan Locklear

    Birdman🐦🐦🐦🐦🐦🐦🐦🐦🐦🐦we can not be friends sorry boo

  44. Jay

    This song gives me goosebumps in November 2019!

  45. Sexy Sophi

    Got me too caught way up,in myself

  46. Vonshelle' Davis

    Yass! Come thru Deborah!!!!!!😭 #2019


    i am still in love with him

  48. Tamika Thomas

    This song got me in my feeling.

  49. Simone Alakee

    This is how you sing a love song...

  50. Stacy Ferguson

    Still listening Nov 2019

  51. Khadeja Maqdisi

    This song so real

  52. Joshua Gray

    My wife soon to be ex wife told me that we can love eachother and not be together 😕💔

  53. Shunquita Harris

    One of my all time favorites❤❤

  54. Toyary King

    This a real love song from ups and downs. Bring tears to the eyes

  55. Wes Collins

    Johnita we can't be friends I'm so sorry princess

  56. horace bradford

    Real music is timeless

  57. Rudolph Watson

    They both complement each other well in this duet! And I might add they both can Chirrrrrrp!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 😊👍👏

  58. T. Thomas

    That look at 3:36😘😘😘

  59. mook Davis84

    Damn I miss this R&B

  60. Lovely Jackson

    November 11,2019 still listening & love this song🥰🥺

  61. L P

    Got me kissing someone who doesn’t exist...Lord do I muss the this tome in music. 😞😔

  62. Albert Omondi

    The epicenter of RnB, the late 90s and early 2000s

  63. antoine blandon

    This right here get too me everytime, Love a real song like this with real feeling

  64. Love Peace

    @2:19 ugh how do I say this without being offensive. No woman has arms that long and a chin that squared or shoulders that squared. Male body with makeup on. Disgusting. The people in charge of the earth are despicable demons. If not for them we wouldn't be seeing this sickness (madness). You people don't want to learn from Sodom and Gomorrah the day GOD avenged himself on unrighteous demonic people filled with pride. He did it once and promises to do it again. It is time for people to start repenting.

    Sae E

    Love Peace dumnass bitch either works out to have a body like that or is just naturally built that way lmao weirdo bible thumper.

  65. Damario Haynes

    Deborah looks a little like Michelle Obama.

  66. Ya Ya

    Why cant music be good like this anymore 😭

  67. missalohahi808

    The sad part is so sad they both just cry is so emotional and very very sad

  68. Charles Zollicoffer

    If u sitll here in 2019 u a winner

  69. Pottery Lady

    This song! ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

  70. R. Skoblicki

    I don’t even have anyone to cry over and I’m crying 😭

  71. Rahymn Inc

    Church pianists made a shyt load of loot on the low back in the turn of the millenium!

  72. Ashley Ashley

    Ohhh myyyy 😭😭😭😭 You didn't realize I was truly a Queen til the end it's to late.

  73. Orlando Matthews

    They don't sing songs like this anymore. 💓2019 I am glad to be a soul child. ✌

  74. Bobby Bleubands

    2019 anyone?

  75. Beowolf

    "Can you look me in the eyes and honestly say 'you don't love me' oh"... Damn! That's deep. I wish they'd made more songs together.

  76. Ayana J

    Oh wow look whoitiss

  77. shamiah1209

    2019 n I'm still touched by this song

  78. Chastity Vaughn

    Tamia singing her background vocals as well? Im asking because I here Deborah and Tamia on the background vocals.

  79. Dexter Dew

    This used to be my absolute shit

  80. Lupe C

    Brings tears to my eyes.. beautiful it’s sad when u love someone but u know it’s not in the cards.. thanks for beautiful songs

  81. Jerome Butler

    I only luv one woman in my life that much and still do to this very day and that was over 30 years ago.

  82. Ayanna Banks

    This is still my old school jam🎶😀😏😎🗣️💯

  83. Maja Troupe

    This song makes me want to cry 😢❤

  84. pae242002

    It's nearly 2020, I'm a grown ass man and this song is still fire 🔥🔥🔥after all these years!!

  85. Lily Banks

    I’m so in love with this song since I was 13 ❗️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  86. K Johnson Allen

    I would play this cassette in my car till it broke . Went through lot of late night drives playing this song with tears in my eyes .

  87. Tierra B

    I just love this song soooo much

  88. Ęrįkã Çrüż

    We can’t be friends cause I’m still in love with you!!!
    14 yrs of a love and 15 yrs as friends and a love like his I will never find! I love you JRP Jr.

  89. Taniqua Brown

    Its real all too you but we cant do this

  90. manny immanuel

    This is one of the most passionate song that is relevant in life. I ain’t trying to be friends because I’m still in love with you.❤️❤️❤️❤️

  91. Seventh721

    I swear they just do not make songs like these anymore! I remember back in those days there were songs like this that just made you feel a certain kind of way. I don't know what happened to songs like this, but back in the late 90's and 2000's songs like these just kept coming on the radio and being produced. There was just an explosion of soul songs back then. I miss it so much! these songs were classics!

  92. Casa

    The greatest love song performed of all time.

  93. MyKittyPercy

    3:13 to the end on repeat so I can bawl til I drop to the floor 😭