Part-Time Lover

Album: In Square Circle (1985)
Charted: 3 1
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  • Call up, ring once, hang up the phone
    To let me know you made it home
    Don't want nothing to be wrong with part-time lover
    If she's with me I'll blink the lights
    To let you know tonight's the night
    For me and you, my part-time lover

    We are undercover passion on the run
    Chasing love up against the sun
    We are strangers by day, lovers by night
    Knowing it's so wrong, but feeling so right

    If I'm with friends and we should meet
    Just pass me by, don't even speak
    Know the word's "discreet" when part-time lovers
    But if there's some emergency
    Have a male friend to ask for me
    So then she won't peek, its really you my part-time lover

    We are undercover passion on the run
    Chasing love up against the sun
    We are strangers by day, lovers by night
    Knowing it's so wrong, but feeling so right

    We are undercover passion on the run
    Chasing love up against the sun
    We are strangers by day, lovers by night
    Knowing it's so wrong, but feeling so right

    I've got something that I must tell
    Last night someone rang our doorbell
    And it was not you, my part-time lover
    And then a man called our exchange
    But didn't want to leave his name
    I guess that two can play the game
    Of part-time lovers
    You and me, part-time lovers
    But, she and he, part-time lovers

Comments: 5

  • Seventhmist from 7th HeavenThe background beat always sounded like Hall and Oates's "Maneater" to me.
  • Tina from Norcross, GaSyreeta Wright may well have sung background on Part-Time Lover, but she was NOT married to Stevie Wonder at the time this record was released. They married in 1970 and divorced in 1972. Part-Time Lover was released in 1984, twelve years AFTER their divorce.
  • John from Nashville, TnThis song was sung as a duet between Wonder and Boy George on the Emmy-winning MOTOWN RETURNS TO THE APOLLO tv special three months before it was released as a single.
  • Rick from Columbus, GaOh, she was a part time lover and a part time maid
    She had nothing to complain about, I mean, she got paid.

    Man, the lyrics are great.
  • Douglas from Portland, OrThis has a great beat, melody and lyrics. One of my Stevie Wonder favorites.
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