Abdul, Paula - One Or The Other Lyrics




If you think you're gonna have the time
To make up your mind
You shouldn't even try
I'm tired of hearing all of your lines
Just tell me that you're mine

You know I'm better than she'll ever be
It's very clear to me
No more I'll let you mess with me
But, baby, can't you see

[2x]
You can only have one or the other
Is it gonna be her or is it gonna be me?
You can only have one or the other
If it's gonna be her
You gotta set me free

Let me tell you that it hurts so bad
When you're the last to know
My friends told me so
My heart was always just for you
But now you want her too

You see her, you try her
You're always on fire
But, boy, I've got news for you
You've taken advantage
But, baby, you can't have
Your cake and eat it too

You can only have one or the other
Is it gonna be her or is it gonna be me?
You can only have one or the other
If it's gonna be her
You gotta set me free

One or the other
You can't get it right
You say I'm your lover
But someone else is waiting

One or the other
I'm not gonna fight
This won't last forever
So, stop your hesitating

One or the other
You can't get it right
You're so undercover
You always think I'm playing

One or the other
You want me tonight
I'm not gonna play it boy
No, I'm not with it

You gonna mess around?
Hm, not on my time
So, you think you can have it all?
One or the other
Uh-uh, 'cause if you can play, so can I
Ben, play!

One or the other
Is it gonna be her or is it gonna be me?
You can only have one or the other
If it's gonna be her
You gotta set me free

You can only have one or the other
You got to get it right
Said you can't have your cake and eat it too
You can only have one or the other
You got to get it right
Said you can't have your cake and eat it too

One or the other
Is it gonna be her or is it gonna be me?
You can only have one or the other
If it's gonna be her
You gotta set me free

You can only have one or the other
You got to get it right
Said you can't have your cake and eat it too
You can only have one or the other
You got to get it right
Said you can't have your cake and eat it too





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Abdul, Paula One Or The Other Comments
  1. Haviel Lloyd-Chavez

    STILL LISTENING IN 2019 .. ...Paula Rocks !!

  2. Mark Hickerson

    I was 9 when this album came out. I remember having my grandmother buy me the cassette. The only problem I have always had with this song is when Paula says "If you can play so can I" she then tells "Ben" to play.

  3. dragos tudoran

    Thanx for this uplifting tune with excellent point accent beat.... Paula was and still is cool. I love her style. A nervy beautiful talented singer and dancer.

  4. UlloMark

    Wow... she is so special

  5. Lady Luvaduck AKA Mrs Edem Ephraim

    For some reason "you got to get it right you cant have your cake and eat it too" popped into my head just now....dont know why, havent heard this song in years...glad it did though ;)

  6. ElClimate

    I freaking love the bridge hell yes!

  7. Freddie Fischione

    YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAS

  8. toyoscio

    Best heard at speed 1.5 or 2

    ChuloRob617

    LOLOL 1.5 is kinda cool

  9. littlenige

    This typifies what I loved about 80's music. That electronic bassline running up and down the keyboard is inspired. Great production.

    toyoscio

    +littlenige along with weak singing, especially trying to hit high notes.

    littlenige

    Yeah but we all knew that there were a number of 'singers' who really couldn't sing very well at all - I didn't care. The great technology that I love so much means that so many acts out there today can get away with it. That's why some of the reality shows of today get a lot of support from people like me because there's no hiding!! Your voice will be heard without all that production and auto tuning (unless they cheat on that too?!).  

  10. Karen Roberts

    I really remember this album.  I said to myself if she comes out with another EP that I like then I will purchase it.  I do believe the album would have been about $12.99 on  cassette tape at WalMart.

  11. ElectricShark

    They played this song when I was a kid at our ballet recital.
    This particular song was played during a solo that this beautiful dancer in a purple gown performed.
    So glad to see people appreciating it!

  12. Alex Elka

    Fuckin' drums !!

    Jhamel Wade

    Raya Edom Doing it New Jack style that is!

  13. marnkalman

    I love music like this back in the old days where it was fun to dance to now we have music that is bad to here it is the new stuff with bad curse words and sex in it but if we bring back the old stuff then we will be better people there might not be much drugs out on the street

  14. Asakura9109

    I wish they still made music like this today.