Song Lyric Sunday | “When Love Calls” – Atlantic Starr

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Song Lyric Sunday was created by Helen Vahdati from This Thing Called Life One Word at a Time. For complete rules or to join in the fun, click here.

The theme for Song Lyric Sunday this week is “phone calls/calling”. 

Since my playlist is always close at hand this was another easy selection…Atlantic Starr’s 1981 hit, When Love Calls. It reached number five on the R & B charts and number eighty on Billboard’s dance charts.

Lead singer Sharon Bryant issues a cautionary warning–recognize love when it finds you and accept it… or you could miss out… period. When love calls, you’d better answer.

(Just a tad bit ticked I couldn’t find a decent video for such a great song.)

See the Song Lyric Sunday selection on FeliciaDenise.com.

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“When Love Calls”

By Atlantic Starr

Written by Wayne I. Lewis and David Lewis

 

Hey hoo yeah
Ooh, ooh, yeah, whoa, whoa, yeah, yeah
Yeah

Here I stand with open arms
I’m offerin’ my love to you
I wanna do for you
All the things that you want me to

There’s so much more
That I could do for you, yeah
But you just won’t let me give you my love, boy
What is wrong with you?

Don’t you know when love calls, yeah
You’d better answer
(You’d better answer)
‘Cause it might be a big mistake
If you decide to hesitate

Oh, when love calls, yeah
You’d better answer
(You’d better answer)
Don’t let it slip away too many times
‘Cause love may not ever come again

Oh, no
Oh, no

I know that your heart is into playin’ the field
And that blinds you
Baby, you can’t see
The forest for the trees, no no

The candle in my heart
Burns slowly every day
Don’t you mess around too long
And let it melt away

And I’m tellin’ you when love calls, yeah
You’d better answer
(You’d better answer)
Don’t let it slip away too many times
‘Cause love may not ever come again

True love is so hard to come by
It’s precious and it’s rare, yeah
But I’ve got a lot of it to give
Don’t miss out, don’t you dare

Just this time
Come on and see it through, oh
I’m willing and waiting
But it’s all up to you, oh

When love calls, yeah
You’d better answer
(You’d better answer)
Don’t let it slip away too many times
‘Cause love may not ever come again

You’d better listen, yeah
(You’d better listen when love calls, baby)
(You’d better listen when love calls your name)

I’m callin’ your name
(You’d better listen when love calls, baby)
(You’d better listen when love calls your name)

You’d better listen when love calls, baby
You’d better listen when love calls your name

 

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  1. #1 by herheadache on February 11, 2018 - 9:36 am

    Catchy. R and B is always a good way to go.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. #3 by Helen Vahdati on February 11, 2018 - 10:32 am

    Awareness is the key… you’ve got to be aware to notice when love is calling. Great lyrics, great song. Thanks so much for sharing!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. #4 by Marquessa on February 11, 2018 - 11:19 am

    What a classic!

    Liked by 1 person

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