Straight up, now tell me
Do you really want to love me forever? (oh oh oh)
Or is it just a hit and run?
Straight up, I tell ya
I just really wanna cut when we together (oh oh oh)
Come here girl, let's get it on

from J. Cole – Work Out Lyrics on Rap Genius


A manly rendition of Paula Abdul’s “Straight Up Now Tell Me”

(also, “cut” is slang for “fucking”)

The radio version of this song also includes this bit of Abdul covering at the beginning as a very effective intro

While Cole’s looking for a long stable relationship, he’s not sure whether this girl wants to be with him for a long time, but he is sure that he likes having sex with her, so he’s content with that.

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