Sting & Shaggy express a willingness throughout the song to wait until their love interest is ready to move forward romantically.I don't want you to think I'm rushing you
I know you like to take your time
"I think it's apropos of the message of the moment," Sting told Billboard
. "We need to listen to women's timetable and needs, because I know what women want: They want to be asked what they want. I've learned that and you need to respect that. It's an important conversation that needs to be had and learning needs to take place."
"It's respectful to the female," Shaggy added. "Take the #MeToo out of it - let's talk about relationships between men and women. There's going to be a push and pull in every relationship. … I know this person is going to be my soul mate, but she says, 'I need more time.' By nature, women are more cautious than men. Men are like 'let's go.'"