J5: stop! Nanana! You'd better save it! Stop, stop, stop, you'd better save it!
Michael: when we played tag in grade school You wanted to be it. But chasing boys was just a fad You crossed your heart you'd quit.
When we grew up you traded Your promise for my ring Now just like back to grade school You're doing the same old thing!
Chorus: Stop! The love you save may be your own! Darling, take it slow Or some day you'll be all alone. You'd better stop the love you save may be your own! Darling, look both ways before you cross me You're headed for the danger zone.
Michael: I'm the one who loves you! I'm the one you need!
Jermaine: those other guys will put you down As soon as they succeed!
Michael: they'll ruin your reputation! They'll label you a flirt!
Jermaine: the way they talk about you They'll turn your name to dirt, oh!
Second verse: Michael: isaac said he kissed you Beneath the apple tree When benjie held your hand he felt E-lec-tri-ci-tee! When alexander called you He said he rang your chimes. Christopher discovered You're way ahead of your times!
J5: slow down. Slow down. Slow down. Slow down.
Michael: S is for save it T is for take it slow O is for oh, no! P is for please, please, don't go!
Jermaine: the love you save may be your own...
Michael: some day you may be all alone...
Jermaine: stop it! Michael: save it, girl! Jermaine: or some day you'll be all alone.
Michael: you'd better stop! The love you save may be your own! Jermaine: please, please Or some day, some day baby, You'll be all alone
Those other guys will put you down as soon as they succeed.
Michael: stop! The love you save may be your own...