Hey, hey, hold up a minute Let me stop up here and use this pay phone real quick Hey, hey, Toni, it's me; I was calling You know, just calling to let you know Don't wait up for me tonight I mean, I just got a lot of things on my Mind I gotta think about, you know Just um, I'll be over Brian's house You know, it's not you, it's me You know it's really me, you know I mean basically, I just think I'm gonna Need some space
Why are you calling me on the phone? Why you not at home on time? You say you're staying over at your friends 'Cause you got a lot on your mind Now you're swearing up and down that it ain't me Still, you say that things have changed So, tell me, what exactly does it mean When you say you need your space?
[Chorus] Just don't make no excuses, no, no Why you gotta lie to me? Just be a man about it Baby, you don't gotta lie to me, no Just be a man about it If you want to leave, go on Just be a man about it Come and grab your things and go on Right now Just be a man about it
I mean, you gotta understand I love you You know what I'm saying And I love you enough to say that I think I think you deserve somebody better Than me, you know And right now, I can't give you what You need, you know
I mean, I want to love you And I'm gonna love you, one day But you know, I mean, you just gotta understand Where I'm coming from
You say right now that you're not What I'm looking for And what you really need is time to grow You're promising that one day you may Come around And I'm supposed to let that go But where the hell do you get off Telling me your mama said I'm not what you need? Tell you what, since she knows it all Then that's where you need to be
Can you tell me how you can Say you're loved and then Treat me so bad? Boy, you know it just ain't right I cannot believe the way you handled things You wouldn't lie if you were a man