"I know she's home", "Hello?"
"Ah yeah, hello, can I speak to Darlise, please?"
"She's not in right now"
"Yeah, but that woman's never in
I mean can you just tell her that Freddie called?", "Sure to"
"And one more thing, if she doesn't want to talk to me
Why doesn't she just tell me herself, I mean
Whys she got to get her roommate to do it?"
"I'm sorry, Freddie, this is Darlise
I didn't mean to leave you hanging on a string like I did"
"Yeah, well, I mean, if you're seeing another "
"No other man, Freddie
It's just that I've got my own home now
My own life, my own job, I'm a working woman"
"Yeah, just 'cause a man loses his job
Doesn't mean you got to go dumping him on his ass"
"I can't talk any longer, I gotta go"
"All right, baby, I guess I'll talk to you later then
Some point, have a nice life, do what you want, yeah
Suddenly a woman leaves me
I've got no job, machine relieved me
Suddenly I've lost my piece of pie
I'm now in mourning and I wear all blue
That's the color you wear when the dead one's you
Suddenly I am living in a lie
My woman's off with some other guy
I can remember the first time I saw her
Hanging out in one of those singles bars
Women wear really fancy dress
She was drinking a really expensive mixed drink
And smoking one of those Marlboro 100's
With the big fancy plastic filters on the end
Made her look like she had class, least I thought so
But then suddenly, bitch left me
All of a sudden like something suddenly
Suddenly I'm on my own
I don't hear no rings on the telephone
And all the rings that I've given her
Have been returned
I cling to clothes she used to wear
Then I try them out and I style my hair
Suddenly I could never be as fine as she
I've got her eyes but I sure don't have her teeth
And I can remember when we would take walks
Around the public pool and the way she would look at me
And the way she would do this whistle and how I would feel
I'm gonna try, I'm gonna try and show you what it was like
Suddenly I found myself drinking from the lowest shelf
When all of a sudden I just could not believe my eyes
There goes some guy walking down the street wearing my tie
Suddenly I'm not gonna let another man take my woman
Not even death can do us part because when I'm an angel
I'm gonna come down from Heaven
And I'm gonna buy her a brand new Cadillac
I'm gonna buy her a brand new Cadillac
Let me tell you why, let me tell everybody why
Because in the 50s it was pompadours
And in the 60s it was peace
In the 70s it was bell-bottoms, I don't know why but
In the 80s Ronald Reagan, BMWs, sushi
Back home I used that for fertilizer
But in the 90s, it's love, love is the new fad
I love you, good God almighty
Suddenly I have found myself alive