Asking for a Friend

Album: Dark Horse (2018)
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  • Hey I was just wondering if anyone was sitting here
    And if not, would it be okay if someone bought you a beer?
    Let's say that someone wanted to dance
    Would he have any snowball in hell of a chance
    To get you out on the floor before this slow song ends?
    Oh hey, I'm just asking for a friend

    He ain't ever been any good at laying it all out on the line
    I swear down deep, believe me girl, he's a really good guy
    If you can find it in your heart just to cut him some slack
    He'll be Johnny-on-the-spot here in two seconds flat
    Yeah, he's holding his breath, come on give him a second with you

    Oh hey
    Yeah what do you say?
    It's Friday night and you're beautiful, so beautiful
    What man wouldn't think you were the love of his life?
    He'd be a fool, he'd be a fool
    Just one drink would sure mean a lot to him
    Yeah, I'm just asking for a friend

    Let's say this friend of mine went and messed up real bad
    And he'd do anything in this world, girl, to get you back
    Hey what kind of sorry would it take for a man to erase his worst mistake
    And would this even begin to make a dent?

    Oh hey
    What do you say?
    It's Friday night and you're beautiful, so beautiful
    What man wouldn't think you were the love of his life?
    He'd be a fool, he'd be a fool
    I don't mean to ramble on like this
    Hey, I'm just asking for a friend

    Yeah, what if I told you he hadn't slept in weeks?
    And he was standing right here in front of you instead of me
    Is there any way you could ever love him again?
    Just asking for a friend Writer/s: Brett Beavers, Connie Harrington, Devin Dawson
    Publisher: BMG Rights Management, Songtrust Ave, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
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