And he'll tell her, he's working late again
But she knows too well there's something going on
She's been neglected, and she needs a friend
So her trembling finger dials the telephone.
Lord, it hurts her, doing this again
He's the best friend that her husband ever knew
When she's lonely, he's more than just a friend
He's the one she longs to give her body to.
Daytime friends and nighttime lovers,
hoping no-one else discovers
where they go or what they do
in their secret hideaway
Daytime friends and nighttime lovers
They don't want to hurt the others
So they love in the nighttime
and shake hands in the light of day.
And when it's over, there's no peace of mind,
just a longing for the way things should have been
And she wonders why some men never find
that a woman needs a lover and a friend.