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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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