“Mr. Telephone Man
There something wrong with my line
When I dial my baby's number
I get a click every time”
Decoded: He knows when something is wrong, yet he persists to find a way to make things right.
“Don't look surprised
When I tell you that
Gotta spend some time
With my baby, yes”
Decoded: They understood that there’s time for the guys and there’s time for their lady. If it’s her day, but he can’t bring her, you’ve got to count him out.
“You make me feel so good
Through and through
The way you walk
And the way you talk
You always look so good”
Decoded: Compliments are essential to making a girl feel good. It might seem simple, but they nailed it.
“I go to school and then I come straight home
The first thing that I do is call you on the phone”
Decoded: Even at a young age, they understood the importance of a phone call. No one wants to text all day, every day!
“I'll be there whenever you need me
I'll be there trust in me
Just call on me
I won't let you down oh”
Decoded: Be reassuring. NE let you know that they’d be there for you whenever you need them.
“When ya got a girl who takes her time
You must slow the pace you can't mess with her mind
If she feels the same she'll letcha know
Just prepare yourself or be ready to go”
Decoded: Taking your time to get to know someone is essential to a relationship. Don’t rush the pace.
“But I need somebody who will stand by me
When it's tough she won't run
She will always be right there for me”
Decoded: In return, they knew that they needed that unconditional love back from their women and weren't afraid to let them know.
“Don't need a man that'll give you money
Come on let me show you just what you need honey (I got what you need)”
Decoded: Although this one is just Ralph, he truly understood that love meant more than just gifts and spending money.
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