Wasn't I There?

Story Behind The Song

You ever had a friend who you thought was your friend when all along they think you're planning to take it somewhere else, and you never looked at them that way, and never plan to?

Song Description

Ever been in a situation where the girl things it's one way and guy swears it's another? Biz Markie flipped on its ear; the guy says he's just a friend - and has proof.

Song Length 4:59 Genre R & B - Contemporary, Pop - Alternative
Tempo Medium (111 - 130) Lead Vocal Male Vocal
Mood Annoyed, Distressed Subject Dysfunctional Relations
Similar Artists Usher, Billy Joel Language English
Era 2000 and later

Lyrics

Wasn't I There?
Antonio Jacobs

First off, I don't understand why you gotta keep tabs on me 24/7
I know I got things I gotta take care of I rather not let everyone know of
And I think it's fair to say that I try to stay out of your way when you need me to
Out of common courtesy you can see that when you be a busy bee with me I get antsy

And I only want to be a friend
But you want to pretend
That we're husband and wife
And I'm not ready to live that life
How can I decide to commit
When I'm not even sure you're the one I want to spend my life with
But before we even start a fight
You can't accuse me of not doing you right

chorus
Wasn't I there? To pick you up from school
When you needed a ride to the bus depot
When you were feeling under the weather and you needed a friend
Wasn't I there? When you had bills to pay
And someone had to watch your baby daughter
So how can say that I haven't been true
Wasn't I there for you?

Secondly, didn't we agree to see other people while still being you and me
And you know we both had our share of relationships that didn't go anywhere
And you know I think it's unfair for you to put undue pressure on me to make a decision
We haven't even dated in a month
You think that would tell you I'd consider letting go

And you know I only want to be a friend
But you still want to pretend
That we're husband and wife
And I'm not ready to live that life
If I decide to commit
I might choose platonic over intimate
But before we even start a fight
You can't accuse me of not doing you right
chorus

It's painfully obvious that you and I
Aren't seeing matters eye to eye
You think we're lovers
I believe we're only friends
You want something I can't give you
If you want this to continue
That all depends on how you handle that
Chorus
©2001 liedsinger

Lyrics Antonio Jacobs Music Antonio Jacobs
Producer Antonio Jacobs Publisher liedsinger
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