Rundgren, Todd - Can We Still Be Friends Lyrics

We can't play this game anymore
But can we still be friends?
Things just can't go on like before
But can we still be friends?
We had something to learn
Now it's time for the wheel to turn
Grains of sand, one by one
Before you know it, all gone

Let's admit we made a mistake
But can we still be friends?
Heartbreak's never easy to take
But can we still be friends?
It's a strange, sad affair
Sometimes seems like we just don't care
Don't waste time feeling hurt
We've been through hell together

(La la lala la la lalala
Can we still be friends?)
Can we still get together sometime
(La la lala la la lalala
Can we still be friends?)
You know life will still go on and on and on

We awoke from our dream
Things are not always what they seem
Memories linger on
It's like a sweet, sad old song

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  1. John Doe

    Two doctors sharing a hooker brought me here.

  2. Eddie Wallace

    I come from a hell of a generation. So smart and heartfelt.... The following year, Robert Palmer covered it, The first Alien hit theaters and Sweeney Todd debuted on Broadway. Such artists we had!

  3. bunnoatnichibei

    This song has been giving me chills for over 40 years.

  4. Thiago Liam Paolo

    Molto bene canzionne

  5. Alana Winters

    Regardless of the lyrics if someone sang this to me I’d marry them that instant... or just die

  6. Billy Mack

    Thank god Liv had this guy for a dad,or she would have been sacrificed too...#stevetyler#sacrificeyourfirstborn#aluminati#shapeshiftinglizards

  7. Kay Whitaker

    Still listening to this, willingly and with sentimental loyalty, in 2019, more than 4 decades after I first heard this song. Friendship is a huge, huge theme in our literature and everyday interaction. xoxoxo


    im 16 and i listen to this on repeat. my parents raised me with good music 🥺

  9. M???????? A???????

    Mary Swanson brought me here

  10. poppibel

    He means "friends with benefits", I'm sure. Lol

  11. Mike Johnson

    Very talented. Even late in life.

  12. Sinead Butler

    Timeless, romantic, and heartfelt .

  13. Paul Lodge

    As much as I think the 80's rock is why I'm me, the 70's music really brings me back in time.

  14. DE S

    Such sad eyes.....

  15. Ridley Ripley

    The opposite of love is not hate
    The opposite of love is indifference

  16. Tony Engle

    Hey can I get word on this long long list of compliments...aaahhhh GENIUS..there

  17. Michael Plein


  18. LA Tosca Gonzalez

    For sure the scene from Vanilla Sky was powerful...I had to find this song and makes me think of that part of the movie...Tom Cruise and Penelope Cruz.

  19. Roy Odell

    so good I miss a certain ladie we wre so good togrther,she knows who she is and Im still here waiting for you xxx

  20. Jan Marchand


  21. Dale O'brien

    Such a pretty song i hope for more.


    Love this time on earth, the very best time to be alive! Makes me so happy!! Still in this era in my heart because things are getting so ugly compared to this time in my life!
    Love you Todd R. wish I could turn back time! Much Love Friends!


    I so agree!. Saw him last year; It was so beautiful and I cried through most of the show for reasons you just stated.

  23. Kay Whitaker

    This song is still my Friend, as an Australian kid who grew up in the 1970s

  24. K. Beam

    will always be the anthem for choking your imaginary dream girlfriend to death with a pillow when your dead

  25. MiaSqueaky

    He is so beautiful. :-)

  26. Roth182

    "HE'S GOT A GUN!"

  27. Susan Aitchison

    What a perfect song.

  28. Kirsten Jones

    Vanilla Sky brought me here ❤️

  29. Travel Travel

    Great song

  30. ばあこん

    What's sad and sweet song to me anytime!

  31. Erica Scanlan

    Another incredible song of his, with more incredible memories.... thank you Todd : )

  32. Michael Plein

    Love this

  33. Mike Ivy

    Such a wonderful musician. I went out bought album and tapes. Love ya Todd. Thank u for all the beautiful musical poetry!

  34. joseph graif

    when will this incomparable musician be inducted into the rock & roll hall of fame?

  35. Daisy Duke


  36. Bearded Jagger

    We awoke from our dream... the high is over, reality and routine creeps in... before you know it, someone has taken your place. What a drag.

  37. Seberus Snape

    Came here to watch again.

  38. Seberus Snape

    Came here to watch again.

  39. Keith Geddes

    This I dont remember, was it more in the states, in the UK we had I saw the light, which we did as a duo, my keys being programmable.mixing.. went well,. he is/was a producer wasnt he....did the lot...

  40. Nicole Cameron

    My fav song

  41. Ez G

    He's got a gun!

  42. Greg Magpantay

    You can never be friends with John Lennon cause he's dead..but he said you were good..

  43. Jesse E

    Brilliant! Lalala lalalala

  44. Kurmark Panzer Grenadier

    This man along with America belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Still waiting 2019!

  45. Kim Holomshek

    Hey Guys I'm listening to Todd Rungren and all his songs old and new. I seen him in concert over the past summer and he was great, usual. And YO, you who was introduced to him at a young age, well then you had the privilege of hearing his beautiful voice and music. Someday you will see that theres always a criticism of your generation too. You'll see as you get older your music preferences will be downsized by another youth. The thing that's really important is to keep your mind into older things instead of what's new. You'd be surprised how you also will be happy to know what was instead of what is.........😎

  46. Dan Ballard

    This song sings to my soul

  47. Michael Plein

    What s beautiful sound.

  48. carolina Agudelo

    Dios que cancion tan bella estremece mi alma

  49. Lem Barney

    He doesn't look very healthy here. I googled him, and woah, still rocking!
    Next concert 11/30/19 at the Greensburg, PA - Palace Theater.
    "It Was 50 Years Ago Today" Concert celebrating THE BEATLES' White Album
    I recognize 2 names from concert page, Christopher Cross and Mike Dolenz (Monkees)


    Yep, and I'm attending.

  50. metalinl-a


  51. Catherine Anne Johnston

    I have loved this song for so many years now, and it is still beautiful and powerful ⭐️🌟

  52. EliasJDC

    excuse me, Flo.

  53. Brenda Krieger

    Totally worthy of the Rock Hall

  54. Darryl Scott

    I always get a mix feeling of melancholy & nostalgia ever time I hear this song. What a musical genius!!!!! This is how music should sound today.

    Keith ! love Todd👍🏻👍🏻stumbled across this interesting character who dissects and reacts to great 70’s music 👍🏻he has an eclectic taste you might enjoy!

  55. theoreo;-;

    Vanilla sky, makes me cry every time ),:

  56. Michael Plein

    Pure class.

  57. brandon rogers

    Dumb and dumber brought me here

  58. Robo Q-Man

    We CANNOT still be friends bcuz you screwed me over and stole money from me and my business! FO&D please.

  59. Jeanne Stein

    First of his songs that I ever heard, still reminds me of that time

  60. Janet Fong

    After hearing his biography, I just think of Todd Rundgren as a genious! His music is always marked with the finest quality voice, instrumentals, expressiveness and everything to make a song a personal masterpiece. I appreciate!

  61. michael grammer

    Great song

  62. Daggie Schlütie

    In Vanille sky klingt es irgendwie noch besser,Respekt vor seiner guter Arbeit

  63. Justin Smit

    Nip/Tuck train scene brought me here.

  64. Todd Fan

    Todd is the best! He is nominated for the 2020 R&R Hall Of Fame and he deserves to be in there! You can vote for him daily until Jan.10/20.
    New this year, to cast a ballot in the official Klipsch Audio Fan Vote, you can search “Rock Hall Fan Vote” or the word “Vote” with any Nominee name on Google to cast your ballot.

  65. Mark Boden

    He's got a gun!

  66. Sean Gunsby

    Dumb and Dumber Brought Me Here

  67. Becky

    Vanilla sky

  68. Lis Joner

    Música maravilhosa! Obrigada eternamente, sr. Rundgren! ❤

  69. Laura Sully-Shelton

    I dedicate this to my ex, 20 years and we're still friends

  70. Tony Wijaya

    Its on Vanilla Sky too

  71. Sand Man

    Another gem from Liv Tyler's Daddy!

    Joe Giuffre

    Who did what now?

  72. Pariwager

    Upper Darby's own .... This is a masterpiece.

  73. Andrew Vitale

    Song brings me back

  74. holly g

    ahhh Todd Rundgren the voice that give me goosebumps, always !

  75. Rajesh Parmar

    Vanilla Sky.

  76. Voice Of The Firmament

    Vanillia Sky. But fuck that movie. The song itself is a marvel.

  77. Don Wallace

    Beautiful song from a literal one man band.

  78. J Y

    We can't play this game anymore, but Can we still be friends?
    Things just can't go on like before, but Can we still be friends?
    We had something to learn Now it's time for the wheel to turn
    Things are said one by one Before you know it's all gone

    Let's admit we made a mistake, but Can we still be friends?
    Heartbreak's never easy to take, but Can we still be friends?
    It's a strange sad affair Sometimes seems like we just don't care
    Don't waste time feeling hurt We've been through hell together

    La la la la, la la la la
    Can we still be friends?
    Can we still get together sometime?
    We awoke from our dream
    Things are not always what they seem
    Memories linger on
    It's like a sweet sad old song

  79. jasmine smith

    How can I be friends with someone who lied to me and used me and hurt me too much even knowing that I had feelings for him 😔💔 I’m sorry but I can’t

  80. The R0cketz

    Why can’t music like this still exist???

  81. mikel maraton

    Charly Garcia´s versión.

  82. Jill Ames

    Good fucking god, the organ part.

  83. Angela Lamghari

    I'm a child of the 70s I so love this and era...

  84. James Pollman

    Todd has a special affinity for "finding the heart" in his music and writing.

    How is it possible?

    Is it magic?

  85. Don Dee

    ROBERT PALMER covered this song one year later in 1979.  Oddly, the SIRRUS RADIO station YACHT ROCK plays the RP version more often than the original TOOD RUNDGREN version.

  86. Margit Ouma

    I remember this from Vanilla Sky with Tom Cruise. It was so eearingly beautiful and stuck with me ever since. Great movie.

  87. John923T

    An immergence of this song which would bring out points from our relationships brought together with very fine lyrics combined with music that touches ones soul & conscience. A time almost closing the 70's..."1978" …..Wow 41 years have passed and this song still makes you feel every lyric.

  88. Frederick Glasser

    This afternoon, I was chauffeuring an elderly aunt. We were listening to Robert Palmer's version. Of course she'd never heard the song. But the magic and beauty of the musical composition attracted her. And I got a chance to tell her about the genius of Todd.

  89. karol

    Beautiful 💜my song

  90. Cristy Hudon

    Such an AMAZING TALENTED all his songs!! Great Artist of our time and so overlooked!!!

  91. Mike Little

    a Pennsylvania rocker.. what he did for music is amazing..

  92. bose

    yes always

  93. Kevin O'Leary

    Where can I get that tiger print tank


    The internet. Lol

  94. Nine Man

    This Guy is so under RATED

  95. Laura Roberts

    This was my late friend Leslie's song!!I never heard of it but she loved All his songs!!!RIP 💕 Lez!!