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On this song, Ginuwine sings about trying to save a relationship. Ginuwine commented that this song "reflects the maturity of my personal growth over the past few years."
Ginuwine reunited with Bryan-Michael Cox, the man who produced most of his 2003 album The Senior, on this song.
VH1 reality star/singer Ray J, actor Tyrese Gibson, comedian Alex Thomas and fashion designer and actress Lisa Raye all make appearances in the song's music video.
This was the first single to be released American R&B singer Ginuwine's sixth studio album, A Man's Thoughts.
The American songwriter and record producer Adonis Shropshire ("My Boo
) wrote this song.
In an interview with djbooth.net
, the interviewer told Ginuwine that Michael Jordan had his best basket in 1991, yet Ginuwine sings: "If I only have one shot to win, then call me Jordan, fourth quarter in '92." The R&B singer responded: "You did your homework! But, you know, what I was actually talkin' about was the game that he played when he was real, real, real sick - it wasn't really about the most points he scored, it was about how he still went through adversity, facing adversity he played through it and still came out a champion, still came out a winner. So that's more so what it was about."
In an interview with Clayton Perry posted on Blogcritics Magazine
Ginuwine said that this song "is significant for many reasons." He explained: "When I come up with names of songs on a CD, it might actually mean more than what it's actually talking about. In this one, it really signified how I feel about the game and how I feel about myself in the game: If I don't do it right this time, this is my last chance. Another reason was because it was to me a hit done by Bryan-Michael Cox and written by Adonis. When I did it the first day, I knew that there was something special about that song. I still feel that regardless of how much success it has. In my heart I just felt that it was a special song. I always believed that if you're going to sell a song, you should be able to perform it and believe in it. That's a song that I can perform and believe in. People will feel that when they hear me sing it and see me perform it. For me, it is a smash and that's pretty much why I picked it."
Ginuwine explained to Clayton Perry how he processed the album: "Processing this album from the beginning was more of just going in there and letting everything come to me, as it has throughout my career. With every CD, I knew sometime in the middle or towards the end I will come up with the name -- which happened. I didn't go in and say, 'Okay, the name of this CD is going to be A Man's Thoughts.' We've done over 40 songs and every song I started pulling out to make the CD started reflecting a man's thoughts, how we think – things that women don't know. This CD will – in some shape, sort or fashion – will tell them the ways that we think sometimes, not in all situations but in some. A Man's Thoughts just fit. I was looking at a lot of the titles and I was like, 'Wow, A Man's Thoughts would be hot for this.' I came up with like four, to tell you the truth, but that one stuck out. I even wrote all four on a piece of paper – it might just be three, I don't remember – and showed them to some of the people that were at the studio. I said, 'Don't think too much about what you're looking at. Just tell me what pops out at you.' 95% of the people picked A Man's Thoughts – there's just something about that name."
The Garbage drummer/songwriter produced the Nirvana album Nevermind
, and Smashing Pumpkins' Gish
and Siamese Dream
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