Daily Archives: April 1, 2013

Radio XVIII, side A, track 2: “Straight Up” by Paula Abdul

Paula Abdul - Straight UpOh, Paula Abdul, what happened?  I would ask you if you remember when you were the sweetheart of the radio, but you might not.  I had a HUGE crush on you when this song came out, and would end up recording it multiple times, and I was kinda devastated when I found that you’d married Emilio Estevez.  What did he have that I didn’t have, Paula?  But now, now I don’t know where that angel who so sweetly but firmly told her man “Straight up now tell me” went to, Paula Abdul.  It breaks my heart that now when someone mentions your name, it’s most likely part of the punchline to a joke.  Something needs to be done about this.  Call me, Paula Abdul, and we’ll talk about it.

“Straight Up”

Lost

In a dream

I don’t know which
Way to go
(Let me say it if)
You are all that you seem
Then baby I’m movin’ (movin’)
Way too slow

I’ve been a fool before
Wouldn’t like ta get my love caught in the slammin’ door
How ’bout some information pleeease

Straight up now tell me do ya really wanna love
Me forever (oh oh oh)
Or am I caught in a hit and run

Straight up now tell me is it gonna be you
And me together (oh oh oh)
Or are you just havin’ fun

Time’s
Standin’ still
Waitin’ for some
(Waitin’ for some)
Small clue
(Let me tell you that)
I
Keep getting chills
When I think your love (when I think your love)
Is true

I’ve been a fool before
Wouldn’t like ta get my love caught in the slammin’ door
How ’bout some information pleeease

Straight up now tell me do ya really wanna love
Me forever (oh oh oh)
Or am I caught in a hit and run

Straight up now tell me is it gonna be you
And me together (oh oh oh)
Or are you just havin’ fun

You are so hard to read
You play hide and seek
With your true intentions

If you’re only playin’ games
I’ll just have to say A-bye-bye-bye-bye-bye-bye-bye-bye-bye

Do do ya love me (Do do ya love me)
(Baby)
Come on, now
Do do ya love me (do do ya love me)
Tell me, baby

I’ve been a fool before
Wouldn’t like ta get my love caught in the slammin’ door
Are ya more than hot for me
Or am I a page in your history

Look, I don’t mean ta make demands
But the word and the deed go hand in hand
How about some information pleeease (please please)
(A-please please)

Straight up now tell me

(Tell me)

Straight up now tell me

(Tell me)

Straight up now tell me

(Tell me)

Straight up now tell me

Straight up now tell me

Straight up now tell me do ya really wanna love
Me forever (oh oh oh)
Or am I caught in a hit and run

Straight up now tell me is it gonna be you
And me together (oh oh oh)
Or are you just havin’ fun

Straight up now tell me do ya really wanna love
Me forever (oh oh oh)
Or am I caught in a hit and run

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