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Ah, the 1980s: Jheri curls, cheap-sounding electronic music, all of it. I had completely forgotten about this song till I heard it the other day on AOL Radio. But because I had forgotten it, it brings up memories and feelings from that time more perfectly than better, more famous songs. Like a fly in amber. Like “Ice Cream Paint Job” in 22 years, no doubt.

I remember this line better than the song itself: “Those other girls don’t matter no they can’t spoil my view.”

The song went to #1 on the American R&B charts in 1987. It is used as period music in a great scene in “Love and Basketball” (2000).

Lyrics:

Hey lady let me tell you why,
Icant live my life without you,oh baby
everytime I see you walking by i get a thrill
you dont notice me but in time you will,I must make you
understand…..

I wanna be your man (I wanna be your man)
I wanna be your man (I do yeah,yeah)
I wanna be your man (I wanna be your man)
I wanna be your man (I wanna be your man)

Better not pass me by,cause if you do you’ll lose a good
thing, (oh baby) Cause what I got to say is sealed with a kiss
and a wedding ring
(wedding ring)
My mind is blind at times
I can’t see any one but you
Those other girls don’t matter no they can’t spoil my view
I must make you understand…..

I wanna be your man (I wanna be your man)
I wanna be your man (I do yeah,yeah)
I wanna be your man (I wanna be your man)
I wanna be your man (I wanna be your man)

I wanna be your man (I wanna be your man)
I wanna be your man (I do yeah,yeah)
I wanna be your man (I wanna be your man)
I wanna be your man (I wanna be your man)

Words can never say what I feel, (it’s too intense)
oh oh oh oh. I tried I tried I tried I tried to tell you
how I feel,but I get mixed up (soo mixed up)
my mind is blind at times I cant see anyone but you,those other
girls dont matter no they cant spoil my view,I must make you
understand…..

I wanna be your man (I wanna be your man)
I wanna be your man (I do yeah,yeah)
I wanna be your man (I wanna be your man)
I wanna be your man (I wanna be your man)

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I saw this on one of my old videotapes. I still like it all these years later. It went to #4 on the American R&B charts in 1986.

Lyrics:

It’s a fragile situation
It could fall apart at any time
And none would be the wiser
‘Cept you and I

It seems that we stopped talking
like we’re afraid to disagree
And after we’ve been through
Can we still be that naive

If my heart isn’t in it,
why cant you tell me so
If my heart wasn’t in it,
I’d have gone long ago
If your heart isn’t in it
why keep me hanging on
Just tell me and I’ll be gone
from your life

You treat me like a stranger
as if I wasn’t there

Oh, baby, I waited for a miracle
To make you show that you care

If my heart isn’t in it,
why cant you tell me so
If my heart wasn’t in it,
I’d have gone long ago
If your heart isn’t in it
why keep me hanging on
Just tell me and I’ll be gone
from your life

If your heart isn’t in it
why can’t…

I can’t go through the motions
I have to know

If your heart isn’t in it.
why can’t you tell me so

I can’t go to the limit
I have to know

If your heart…
Ooh, can’t you tell me so
I have to know
If your heart isn’t it
Why keep me hanging on
Just tell me and I’ll be gone
Don’t keep me hanging on
for dear life

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You glance my way
I almost lost control
Anxiety has taken hold
My body quivers
You flash every night in my sleep
Gazing deep into my eyes
You spoke these words
I was hypnotized
Let me share a night in your fantasy

Turn on emotions so strong
Tensions fire burns on and on
My body screams, Please make love to me!
Youre the object of my desire
Come on baby, light my fire

When I go to sleep at night
Visions of you here by my side
Fireworks explode deep inside of me
I pinch myself as youre lying there
We kiss each other now Im really scared
Too much to ask, even for a fantasy

Turn on emotions so strong
Passions fire burns on and on
My body screams, Please make love to me!
Youre the object of my desire
Come on baby, light my fire
Cuz your the object of my desire
Hey, you really turn me on
Youre the object of my desire
Wont you ignite my fire?
Hey you really turn me on and on and on and on…

I need your love

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Restless
Do da do da do

Sunday morning, break of dawn
And I don’t think I’ve slept at all
I toss and turn and body’s yearning
Thinking ’bout you all night long

Feel the thunder in my heart beating
It’s tearing me apart
I won’t rest until you’re here beside me
Sharing my love through the night

I’m restless, I can’t sleep a wink
Can’t live without your love
I’m restless, I can’t sleep a wink
I can’t live without your love

I tried to fight it, tried to hide it
Just another passing flame, well
Here today and gone tomorrow
But with you the fire raged

Over my mind, body and soul, baby
You took complete control
I’m on the verge of going crazy maybe
You’re all I want
Don’t you leave me in the cold

I’m restless, I can’t sleep a wink
Can’t live without your love
I’m restless, I can’t sleep a wink
I can’t live without your love

I’m restless, I can’t sleep a wink
Can’t live without your love
I’m restless, I can’t sleep a wink
I can’t live without your love

….

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