I've been trying for a long, long time Just to capture you inside a rhyme How to keep you here inside with me Till they say that I can be set free Oh, don't you know I'm never gonna ever let you go Cause you're so sweet I've got to have you Cherry Mmmmm, Cherry baby Cherry, Cherry, oh yeah Cherry, Cherry baby Cherry, Cherry oh
When the master key has locked the gate I lay down my weary head and wait My dreams fly across the endless miles I see your precious eyes a while Oh don't you see You're never gonna get away from me Cause you're so sweet I've got to have you Cherry Cherry baby Cherry, Cherry oh yeah Cherry, Cherry baby Cherry, Cherry oh
'Til they say that I am free and clear This old heart of mine will keep you near I just pray you wont forget me here Cause you're my soul, my pretty little Cherry Cherry baby Cherry baby, oh yeah Cherry, Cherry baby Cherry, Cherry, oh
The line in John Mellencamp's "Cherry Bomb" that sounds like "that's when a smoke was a smoke" is actually "that's when a sport was a sport," according to the published lyric. In that sense, "sport" is an endearment for someone of good nature.
Until December 5, 1998, a song had to be issued as a single to make the Hot 100. Aaliyah's "Try Again" was the first tune to top the chart based on airplay alone, without any sales figures being included.