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Written by l.a. reid, babyface (1990)
Performed by pebbles

Lately, I've been trying to figure out your mind
And why you keep dissin' me
Poor little me
And why you have a change of heart
And turn it all around
And then try to put it on me
Poor little me
But don't you know

I could be a trip
I could make things hard
But baby I believe that you still got a heart
That's why i
Try to stop myself before I start
'cause I could make it tough
I could make it rough
But I won't

Well I'll be givin' you the benefit
Of the doubt
Givin' you a minute to
Try to work it on out
I'll be givin' you the benefit
Of the doubt
And I'm givin' you a minute to
Try to work it on out

Baby, work it on, work it on out
Work, work, work
Baby, work it on, work it on out
Work, work, work

Baby how could you be hangin' out on the town
And claim that you missin' me
Poor little me
When you knew all the time
That you could've been with your homegirl
Lovin' and a kissin' on me
Sweet little me
But don't you know

If you wanna be a man
You gotta work real hard
If you wanna make me feel I'm like your number one and
Nothin' in the world should make us part
Cause we can make it work
If you take away the hurt
From the heart

Hook

Baby, work it on, work it on out
Work, work, work
Work it baby
Work, work, work
Try to work it on, work it on, work it on, work it on out
Work, work, work
Work it baby
Work, work, work
Keep tryin' to work it on out

I could be a trip
But I choose not to
Deep inside of you
I think there's still good in you boy
Don't give me no reason not to trust you
Just take the benefit
Don't give me no lip
And I'll be sweet to you

Hook

I'll be givin' you the benefit
(I'll be givin' it to you)
Of the doubt
Givin' you a minute to
(givin' it to you)
Try to work it on out
I'll be givin' you the benefit
(I'll be givin' it to you)
Of the doubt
Givin' you a minute to
(givin' it to you)
Try to work it on out

(I'll be givin' it to you)
Boy I want to give it
Givin' you the benefit
(givin' it to you)
Ooh I want to give it
Givin' you the benefit
(I'll be givin' it to you)
Boy I want to give it
Givin' you the benefit
(givin' it to you)
Ooh I want to give it
Givin' you the benefit

I'll be givin' you a minute or two
To try and work it out
I wanna work it baby
I'll be givin' you a minute or two
To try and work it out
But don't you take too long baby

Hook

I'll be givin' you the benefit
(I'll be givin' it to you)
Of the doubt
Givin' you a minute to
(givin' it to you)
Try to work it on out
I'll be givin' you the benefit
(I'll be givin' it to you)
Of the doubt
Givin' you a minute to
(givin' it to you)
Try to work it on out

(I'll be givin it to you)
Boy I want to give it
Givin' you the benefit
(givin it to you)
Ooh I want to give it
Givin' you the benefit
(I'll be givin' it to you)
Boy I want to give it
Givin' you the benefit
(givin' it to you)
Ooh I want to give it
Givin' you the benefit

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Remix:

I could be a trip
But I choose not to
Deep inside of you
I think there's still good in you boy
Don't give me no reason not to trust you
Just take the benefit
Don't give me no lip
And I'll be sweet to you

Tryin' to understand you right boy
So you need some time to work it out, work it
Well there's really no need to fuss and fight, no
All I want is for you to try and work it out

Lately, I've been trying to figure out your mind
And why you keep dissin' me
Poor little me
And why you have a change of heart
And turn it all around
And then try to put it on me
Poor little me
(but don't you know

I could be a trip
I could make things hard
But baby I believe that you still got a heart
That's why i
Try to stop myself before I start
'cause I could make it tough
I could make it rough
But I won't

Well I'll be givin' you the benefit
Of the doubt
Givin' you a minute to
Try to work it on out
I'll be givin' you the benefit
Of the doubt
And I'm givin' you a minute to
Try to work it on out

Baby, work it on, work it on out
Work, work, work
Baby, work it on, work it on out
Work, work, work

Baby how could you be hangin' out on the town
And claim that you missin' me
Poor little me
When you knew all the time
That you could've been with your homegirl
Lovin' and a kissin' on me
Sweet little me
But don't you know

If you wanna be a man
You gotta work real hard
If you wanna make me feel I'm like your number one and
Nothin' in the world should make us part
Cause we can make it work
If you take away the hurt
From the heart

Hook

Baby, work it on, work it on out
Work, work, work
Work it baby
Work, work, work
Try to work it on, work it on, work it on, work it on out
Work, work, work
Work it baby
Work, work, work
Keep tryin' to work it on out

I could be a trip
But I choose not to
Deep inside of you
I think there's still good in you boy
Don't give me no reason not to trust you
Just take the benefit
Don't give me no lip
And I'll be sweet to you

Tryin' to understand you right boy
So you need some time to work it out, work it
Well there's really no need to fuss and fight, no
All I want is for you to try and work it out

I'll be givin' you a minute or two
To try and work it out
I wanna work it baby
I'll be givin' you a minute or two
To try and work it out
But don't you take too long baby

Hook

I'll be givin' you the benefit
(I'll be givin' it to you)
Of the doubt
Givin' you a minute to
(givin' it to you)
Try to work it on out
I'll be givin' you the benefit
(I'll be givin' it to you)
Of the doubt
Givin' you a minute to
(givin' it to you)
Try to work it on out

(I'll be givin it to you)
Boy I want to give it
Givin' you the benefit
(givin it to you)
Ooh I want to give it
Givin' you the benefit
(I'll be givin' it to you)
Boy I want to give it
Givin' you the benefit
(givin' it to you)
Ooh I want to give it
Givin' you the benefit

(I'll be givin it to you)
Boy I want to give it
Givin' you the benefit
(givin it to you)
Ooh I want to give it
Givin' you the benefit
(I'll be givin' it to you)
Boy I want to give it
Givin' you the benefit
(givin' it to you)
Ooh I want to give it
Givin' you the benefit

I'll be givin' you a minute or two
To try and work it out
I wanna work it baby
I'll be givin' you a minute or two
To try and work it out
But don't you take too long baby

I'll be givin' you the benefit
(boy I want to give it)
Of the doubt
(givin' you the benefit)
Givin' you a minute to
(ooh I want to give it)
Try to work it on out
(givin' you the benefit)
I'll be givin' you the benefit
(boy I want to give it)
Of the doubt
(givin' you the benefit)
Givin' you a minute to
(ooh I want to give it)
Try to work it on out
(givin' you the benefit)

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