Who Sang She's Got the Papers (I Got the Man)? Barbara Mason

Barbara Mason Another Man cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1984
Genre: Electronic Funk / Soul
Style: Electro/Garage House/Disco
length: 7:55
Lyrics
She's got papers
But I've got the man

The story that I'm about to tell you is very true
You see, only the names have been changed to protect me and you
Some day I'll have the papers and the man too
And Betty, I'm addressin' this directly to you

I know he many not be able to marry me
'Cause it's gonna cost him too much to get free
And I don't mind bein' his woman on the side
'Cause I'm in love with him and he's in love with me, and I ain't got no pride

And I'll let you be the one
Who'll always have the papers on him
While I'll be the one
Who'll wind up with him in the end, oh, girl

She's got papers
But I've got the man
She's got papers
But I've got the man

The reason why I'm always on his mind
Is 'cause I give him what he needs and that's good lovin' all the time
And girl, he can't help but call out my name
'Cause when he was makin' love to you, I tell you he's doin' in me

And I'll let you be the one
Who'll always have the papers on him
While I'll be the one
Who'll wind up with him in the end, oh, girl

She's got papers
But I've got the man
She's got papers
But I've got the man

You see, I've never been in position to give him any material things
But then I've never demanded no promises, no papers, and no rings
See, while you was always home, complain' and always demandin'
I was there always so very patient and understanding
And ladies, you need to take heed to this advice and think twice
You see, every time your telephone rings and somebody hangs up
Don't go accusin' that man, talkin' 'bout "I know that musta been your woman"
'Cause in my case, we had spent the entire weekend together
So then there wasn't no need for me to call
Yes, and I'm always on his mind
'Cause I give him plenty lovin' all the time

Yeah, Dimples came and told me that you called me out of my name
And now that he's mine, I'm woman enough to accept the blame
You see, it's not so important for a woman to be married to a man on paper
For it's more important to have the man's heart
Which in my case, I had right from the start
And I ain't tryin' to be smart
You see, every time he leaves me, you know after we've made love
Oh, I've been made love to
By the time he gets home there ain't nothin' else he can do
Girl, he's only one man, ain't no sense in us tryin' to split the man in two
And you remember those last seven suits you bought and paid for
Well, I've been seen with him in those suits
Seven different places, seven different times, seven different days
And I'm not gonna mention the seven different nights
But that ain't none of your business

You know and he always had a home away from home with me
So there ain't no need for him to get comfortable, you was right
You see, because I have his slippers, his bathrobe
And the component set that you told him to take with him when he left
Child, that's in my bedroom and me and him make love by that every night

Look girl, let me tell you one thing
Weren't that you that I b__ped into the, when I was in the drugstore
Seemed to me everything on you was out of place
You see, I didn't get him by wearin' no war paint on my face
I just give him what he wants when he wants
And that's love
I know he can't help but call out my name
I hope he don't make a mistake and call you, me
Listen, there's one more important thing that I must leave with you, Betty
That is, whatever it'll cost him to get free he can get it from me

She's got papers
But I've got the man
Do everything
He and I can possibly can

I'm the one
Has all his fun with
I'm the one
Spends all his time I'm with

She's got papers
I ain't got no papers
But I've got the man, I've got the man
Give him all the lovin' he can possibly stand

I don't need no ceremony
'Cause he loves me, ooh
I am the one
I'm number one

She's got the papers
I've got the man

Tracklist
  • 1 Winter Love
  • 2 Easy
  • 3 Agony and the Ecstasy
  • 4 Don't I Ever Cross Your Mind
  • 5 Another Man
  • 6 She's Got the Papers (I Got the Man)
  • 7 Down Too Long
  • 8 All of a Sudden
  • 9 Tied Up

  • Release information
    country(area): United States
    script: Latin