Bolton, Michael - How Can We Be Lovers Lyrics

How can we be lovers if we can't be friends
How can we start over when the fighting never ends
Baby, how can we make love if we can't make amends
Tell me how we can be lovers if we can't be,
can't be friends

Look at us now, look at us baby
Still tryin' to work it out
Never get it right
We must be fools, we must be crazy
Whoa, whoa, when there's no
Whao, Whoa, it's a no win situation


We lie awake, this wall between us
We're just not talking, we got so much to say
Let's break these chains, our love can free us
Whoa, Whoa, ain't it time we started tryin'
Whoa, whoa, gotta stop this love from dying


Baby, love is tough but we can take it
Baby, times are rough but we can make it
We can work it out


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  1. corryn rogers

    love this song

  2. Micheal Detrick

    I saw Michael Bolton in 1994 at the Hara Arena in Dayton,Ohio. The show was awesome.It has always bugged me that he gets a bad rap. 30+ years into his career I would pick his songs over whatever is played currently

  3. Troy Curtis

    I am so amazed. He offered to come to Congress and give a free concert, or testimony, to Trumps impeachment trial and they are turning him down?
    His music is so much better than their lame testimony.
    Am I the only one who thinks this??

  4. FoundAgain Lion

    I cannot WAIT for his Senate testimony.

  5. Joe Piershalski

    I remember when the video came out and always liked the song.... I just noticed that all the members in the band have the same hairstyle except the bassist LOL🤣🤣

  6. Nash Burnette

    The lead guitarist with the pink guitar
    is Dave Amato, the lead guitarist in
    REO Speedwagon since 1989.

  7. Kamel jesi Guynes

    This song came to me in my favorite place.

  8. Marinete Pereira

    Michael bolton my fone descarregoi vou carregar ok love you

  9. Window Magic Cleaning

    January 25th 2020! And this is still a massive song!

  10. ala2121

    31 now, but even coming from a small town farming and football family (some will understand what that means), I NEVER found this song cheesy. Got laughed at as a kid lol, but always loved it! ALTHOUGH, growing up listening to Seger, Mellencamp, and Springsteen...cruising down the Iowa gravel...still and will always love that stuff!

  11. Domine Wimbury

    How is this and 1990 30 years ago now?! 😱

  12. C E

    This is a certified BOP and I will not tolerate rebuttals.

  13. Eric Theriault

    that's a ROCK song! it!'s 2020 that song is so refreshing....

  14. Paull Lacey

    Yes yes yes yes

  15. Martine Beterams

    amazing song ..........yes how i don't now.......i will but how

    Martine Beterams

    and am single ......i need a men nice tender humorist lovely sexy romanticus money no problem i have just anoff for life...importent is THE LOVE AND RESPECT.....i have it all to...from belgium.........

  16. A Clark

    Shout out to chicks who can't stay in their lane..stick with your plan that God has for you. Cutting me only gets you more to clean up. I read you right in that Hola Magazine ..You get Men it's just hard for you to keep them now I understand why Jen ..

  17. Stevie cherry

    He's so hot

    Stella Johnston

    Stevie cherry yes he so hot and sexy I meet his brother and his brother looks a little like him he is a school teacher in Alaska

  18. gadolfg

    How can we be lovers if we can't be friends?
    How can we start over when the fighting never ends?
    Baby, how can we make love if we can't make amends?
    Tell me how can we be lovers if can't be friends?

  19. Retro X

    Who is still listening in 2020! It's 2020 yeah!

    Anna Brunner

    Retro X yaaaaaasss!!

    Retro X

    @Anna Brunner 80s songs will never get old!

    Marcus Leyland

    When my mum had this on in the car, it's just a tune I get down to so friggin good, always will be, so powerful to

    Marcus Leyland

    And Anna you're a legend

    Amanda Cambre

    Retro X Yessss

  20. just.that.girl

    Loved this song since I was a kid. I didn't really get what I was hearing back then though.

  21. Pius Muchira

    … …😎…✌️…

  22. JKNOTT33743

    Who is the woman in the video

  23. Sharron Perdue

    New Years 2019

  24. Tracey Buller Smith

    Listening to this 2020

  25. Reylandson Abreu

    Trixie and Katya brought me here

  26. Play For Christ

    About to be 2020 and still listening to this song. God Bless

  27. Rory Mckenzie

    It should be everyone’s song of any decade. It opens with an engagingly simple tune, light but welcoming; an uplifting beginning that seemingly sets the tone for what’s to come. But crucially, this isn’t a song that hangs around: after M. Bolton asks the listener four searching, early, questions, this melody is engulfed by a heavy guitar riff - hinting at the depths to come. We’re a mere 48 seconds into the song, perhaps a little pensive after MB’s inquisition, when already the backing vocals kick in to say ‘no, you are not alone.’ Throughout Michael’s examination of both conflict and love (for are there any other subjects even worth debate?), the percussion is triumphant, the vocals are encouraging, and the key changes supportive. That His powerful message echoes in our ears as the song fades is only fitting, for how can any of us start over if the fighting never ends?

  28. dominic c

    I have seen this video lots of times and just noticed the bass and guitar players, pink jacket black instrument, black jacket pink instrument.

  29. MARCOS

    Alguém aí nó ano 2020 💯🌟⭐🥂😍

  30. Samrah Kashif

    im fan of michael bolton .my craze for his his songs. growing with me.
    from 80.s..
    im planing for his concert in 2020 in london letc when i c my fvt singer.

  31. Cj M

    Updated. If we arent facebook friends we are no longer lovers.

  32. amanda lee2020

    🙋🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 they so do not make music like this know more Michael Bolton is amazing

  33. Mike Patricks

    This song is an emblematic touchstone of this guy's legacy from back in his heyday. Moreover, this is a real music video from when videos had to possess an undeniable raw quality of truth in order to resonate in us all and ensconce their way into music lore. Bravo Michael Bolton and your indelible artistry left on us all!

  34. Kenneth Lee

    I've always felt MB was too sappy. But this song is actually pretty good.

    James Bond

    Sappy lol nah

  35. let go

    No shit that's why you stay single and say it's not worth it.

  36. Dave Lazar

    Still sounds amazing

  37. Thomas Edward King King

    That man-mane 🐴😘

  38. Owesome

    Good stuff Bolton❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️💕💕

  39. Louise Forster

    TUNE!!!!!!!!! 2019 baby 😂😂

  40. Alfredo Adarraga

    This is the sound Of the 1980s, Michael Bolton. Alfredo Adarraga I was there The Big Era. Big 80's

  41. luis saltron

    Amazing song and without words. How can we be lovers...

  42. Fumz

    This was my jam...still is!!!

  43. Nicole Andrew

    This song is amazing I love it ❤️

  44. ChrisHonoway OFFICIAL

    Kinda metal

  45. Jake nox

    November 17th 🤙😝

  46. Lucilene neves barros neves barros

    Incrível amo muito 👏👏👏👏👏👏👏

  47. Benjamin White

    From VH1's 40 Least Metal Moments: "In 1987, Michael discovered his true calling; Making music for middle aged ladies to get busy to!" 40:46

  48. Susan Cich

    If u get a chance to see him live, grab it

  49. Susan Cich

    Real digital crap...

  50. Zachary McCue

    I first listened to this as the last song on a cassette and when they hit that drop (2:35) I was convinced it was my players fault, little did I know it was just pure genius

  51. Samara Jones

    Jamming to this song in fall 2019 🙌🏾

  52. Alexander The Great

    This is the best track by Michael Bolton, alongside "Missing You Now". My mother used to call him 'Mr. Whiney'. As Michael Bolton does have tenor-like vocals, it does suit his demeanor and the style of music he has performed over the years.

  53. anella d'ambrosio

    Entusiasmante!! Michael!!! Mitico!!!😅😍😍😘😘🎸🎶💎🌟💋

  54. Susan Cich

    Have u seen him sing with pavarotti?...ooooooh

  55. David Lane

    Good God am I really referring the 90s at
    "30" years ago 😭😭😭

  56. David Lane

    Michael Bolton & Oleda Adams summer of 1991 at Pine Knob. Opened up with this Gem 🤘

  57. DK Utama

    Simple lyric with thousands meaning and superb arrangement.

  58. Victoria Morrison

    Older songs had a point . A story behind them with meaning . As a teen I never listened to the words , and I now I hear ever one . Love this song so much .

  59. Lucilene neves barros neves barros

    Amando ouvir Michael Bolton musica linda faz viajar no tempo 😍❤️👏👏👏👏👏

  60. Jo Frances

    Happy 😃 memories and some sad listening to these songs, what a fantastic singer, still listening November 2019 👏🥰

  61. Keisha Nicole

    I love this song 💗 still bumping to this in Nov 2019. He tore this song up.♥️Forever love all Michael Bolton songs

  62. Penelope Cross

    When I was very young I thought this song was corny and extra as hell.

    Now I'm grown and this is actually relatable?? I'm now in a relationship and this song has some sincere wisdom and maturity.

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  65. Amanda C

    He's gorgeous!

  66. doobette

    This was in an episode of On Becoming a God in Central Florida...I hadn't heard it in years!

  67. The first lord Hone

    this song is so cheesy i love it

  68. Sharon Mix

    As for Michael Bolton can someone NOT love his voice??? I'm not sure if there's a song that I HAVEN'T likened. Some more than others but...c'mon he has a SPECTACULAR VOICE!!!!!

  69. GentleSpirit Rose B

    Just because WE can

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  72. Sharron Perdue

    Michael Bolton, I'm sorry but Facebook jail is for at least 10 more days! I pay for YouTube but that doesn't matter. Hopefully you see this! I'm 72 so I have followed your career! I own 3 CDs because they were in my car. I haven't been able to replace very much. I would've killed to make Dallas but couldn't! I'm a Republican and I couldn't make it while they offered to pay for my plane fare and hotel. That was Saturday also. I would hurt somebody to get to one of your shows. I don't go out in public much. I need a spine surgery that can't be done in Texas and 6 years ago The Spinal Surgery cost $14,000 over my Medicare. I'd have to fly round trip twice staying in a hotel for a week each time. That's not taken care of by insurance. So I'm hanging in and I see what's on YouTube! A question popped up asking me if I had been to any of your concerts. I financially can't! I however listen and watch them on my phone. I have earbuds that give me a great stero sound!

  73. Stacy Griffin

    The 80’s spoke the truth and reality of life, I know I grew up in this era cannot beat it......❤️❤️

  74. Cesar Camacho

    My favorite from Bolton.

  75. Anisa Mansingh

    I just love this song

  76. Hot Pepper

    2/40 mark background girls stand still then bust a move 🤔 acting maybe

  77. Pat Mendoza

    This song speaks for me

  78. Burz

    Michael. Bolton, a sexy man!!!!!!

  79. Deca Cards52

    That clip at 1:27, when he is in bed with that woman, is like a clip from a soap opera. I always thought Michael Bolton would make a good leading man in a love story.

  80. Brandon Koch

    Decade to clrissa laub, but i stiss miss us sing together and joking around

  81. Jessica Gonzalez

    Guapo! La mejor voz de los tiempos Michael Bolton ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤ lo adoro ! Es lo que me da vida cdo lo escucho .

  82. Brian

    He wants to make a mends to get his leg over ... lol

  83. Brett Cooper

    Desmond Child was truly the hit maker. Also, this video was directed by the same guy who put together the video for "Poison" by Alice Cooper, and you can see some similarities.

  84. Andrew Spencer

    It's about time youtube removes adverts from here nobody gives a shit about them

  85. eduardo chico

    2019 and Its so true ...
    No lovers will last without the basic ingredient “friendship forever” if you dont have that it would never last until the end lf time , because can stop having sex but you cant stop beign friends and soul mates forever, keep in mind that new generations!

  86. Ade Stickbaby

    I woke up today thinking of this song. As I looked out the window half the street had been blocked off my construction of a new building. The water didn't work properly so came to the hospital across the road to wash my face. Now I am here using the WiFi with 2% battery.

  87. Lasaration

    Michael Bolton, Hardcore.

  88. Poouchie Friday

    This song is so for me and my boyfriend

  89. Nathan Knight

    the girl in the blue dress :D :D

  90. nate carroll

    Say what you will about Mike but that dude can make panties drop. Amen

    nate carroll

    @Andy Cooke 🤷‍♂️ idk what to tell you bro

  91. Ridics

    Who's here in 3019?

  92. Eunika Mazak


  93. Eunika Mazak

    SUPER BEUTIFUL MUSIC BRAWO Opinia Polki mieszkajacej w België 👍👍👍👏👏👏👏👏👏💐💐💐💐💐💐💐

  94. DrRiddlez2015

    This song peaked at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 in early 1990

  95. Doina Belu

    SUPER melodia ♥️♥️♥️♥️

  96. Burly Path

    This song is TOO much. I love everything about this song and the video. It makes me go crazy everytime I listen to it!

  97. brian kiplimo

    so true,how can couples be lovers without being friends??
    who is still here September 2019?