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Radio X, side A, track 3: “If It Isn’t Love” by New Edition

Oh, New Edition, this song has “classic guy” written all over it.  We’ve all been there.  You’re hanging out with some cool chick, and you’re all just friends and stuff and everything’s on the friendship tip, and then she starts talking about some dreamy guy in astronomy class and suddenly you’re like “Oh, snap!  I love this girl!”  And then you tell your friends all about this girl that you think you have feelings for, maybe over a beer or two, and they’re all like “Yeah, man, she sounds great” and they give you lots of encouraging words while you’re playing some Sega, and then, maybe after your third or fourth Stroh’s, you get a little emotional and you’re all like “I think I’m in love with her” and then there’s only an awkward  silence except for the sound of Sonic losing all his rings.

“If It Isn’t Love”

I don’t love her
I tried to tell myself
But you can see it in my eyes

So don’t deny
I can’t fool no one else
The truth is in the tears I cry

Cuz if it isn’t love
Why do I feel this way
Why does she stay on
My mind

And if it isn’t love
Why does it hurt so bad
Make me feel so sad
Inside

(If it isn’t love)

I told her I’d never fall in love
But now I know better

How does it feel
I can’t describe this feelin’
That came when I saw her last night
Ohhhh, she got ta me
I’ll let you know the reason
I saw her with another guy

So if it isn’t love
Why do I feel this way
Why does she stay on
My mind

And if it isn’t love
Why does it hurt so bad
Make me feel so sad
Inside

And if it isn’t love
Why do I feel this way
Why does she stay on
My mind

And if it isn’t love
Why does it hurt so bad
Make me feel so sad
Inside

(If it isn’t love)

Maybe she’ll take me back
(Hey, girl, he’s beggin’)
I made a big mistake
(Won’t you forgive him, girl)
Now I can feel it
(He’s never felt before)
I really love her
(You love her…what?!?!)

It took my heart
To shatter in a thousand pieces
Before I’d ever drop my pride
(Ohh ohh ohh ohh-woah)
Losing love
Worrying about my image
Really helped me realize

If it isn’t love
Why do I feel this way
Why does she stay on
My mind

And if it isn’t love
Why does it hurt so bad
Make me feel so sad
Inside

If it isn’t love
Why do I feel this way
Why does she stay on
My mind

If it isn’t love
Why does it hurt so bad
Make me feel so sad
Inside

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