Song Lyrics - How Long Baby?

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How long baby
How long you gonna pretend
How long you gonna pretend
You’re not lonely

How long baby
How long you gonna pretend
How long you gonna pretend
You don’t need love

You’re playin’ hard to get
Just like every girl I’ve met
How long baby
How long
How long you gonna say not yet?

How long baby
How long you gonna pretend
How long you gonna pretend
You didn’t notice me

How long baby
How long you gonna pretend
How long you gonna pretend
You don't want to meet

You’re playin’ hard to get
Just like every girl I’ve met
How long baby
How long
How long you gonna try and forget?

She’s playin’ her game
You know what I mean
She don’t smile
She don’t look
She pretends she doesn't have a dream

Every man knows it’s up to him
You just have to break her down
You have to take that chance
To try and turn her life around

You’re playin’ hard to get
Just like every girl I’ve met
How long baby
How long
How long you gonna live with regret?


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Teylina 5 years ago

Love it! I remember playing games like that--wasn't worth it, and I found out it was a lot more fun not to pretend! Thank god for women's lib! It may not have helped some things--but it sure helped times like this! Waiting for the music!


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The Suburban Poet 5 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

@Teylina - Thank you. I'm glad you stopped playing those games... now about the other women... what can we do? Ha.... Hell I have a daughter so now I have to wonder how to "coach" her... any suggestions?


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Teylina 5 years ago

None; I reared one, too. Fortunately, she's so much her own person I've always kinda sympathized w/the men in her life! My son was a single father for over ten years when his daughter was born; he was 20 (I think). I thought he'd lose his mind when she went to Europe through the Rotary Exchange program at 16; her primary residence/school was Swizterland' he'd just forgotten everything is legal at 16 there! The culture shock they both went thru on her return was horrendous. She's now 24, and she credits him w/giving him "male" advice and being honest about himself, and always telling the truth--no matter how bad, scary, humiliating, etc. She says he taught her it was necessary to be honest with him, no matter what; and he taught her fearlessness. That would be HIS advice--my kids never listened to mine!


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The Suburban Poet 5 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

Interesting... I think I'm honest with my kids. There mother and I do have differing opinions (hard to believe eh? Ha) about some pretty important things so I try to manage the minefield of not putting the kids in the middle of our disputes. I just want my daughter to be honest, not play games but also not to be naive... it's a hard thing to discuss... very tricky....


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Teylina 5 years ago

Yep, think Kev would agree 100%. He's found he succeeded, as she's been a little more honest w/him than he necessarily wanted! But their relationship has been a little different, w/o a mother figure except for a few years--biological one is "dead," as she says, though no one knows. It'll work out--honesty number one. We have to truly know they tell us the truth or how can we back them up if something happens and we just have to take their word over someone else's? Someday you'll look back and laugh!


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The Suburban Poet 5 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

@Teylina - Yeah it's probably tough for a parent to hear something we don't want to hear but I'm getting my mind ready to be able to weather the storms and still be part of the solution. I know they are going to be people that don't necessarily consider my wishes when they make decisions but I want them to see me as a person who they can trust completely to have their best interest at heart. I'm not going to give them advice that I could never follow. It has to be real....

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