It's the second time around for you and I, boy
And believe me, it's confusing me
I'm afraid to say let's make up and all's forgiven
But somethin' tells me
I'm headed for heartbreak...So darling, please
I'm praying that this time...yeah
This time will be different...that you and I
Can share this dream that I visualize.
Tell me, are you really ready for love, boy,
Or is it just the lonely talking again?
Are you really ready for love, boy,
Or is it the lonely talking again...?
Now the time before, when we got together
You promised you'd be forever true to me
But all I got from you was lots and lots of talking
Lonely nights filled with misery...
So baby please, please tell me, now
That when I fulfill your needs
You won't up and leave me
Even though you know I'll let you come back.
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Repeat Chorus (2x with ad lib)
Tell me now, I really want to know
I've really got to know...know
Are you ready, are you ready, are you ready?
Tell me, are you ready, are you ready?
Are you ready?...need to know now, boy
I really want to know, really want to know
Really need to know, boy...Are we gonna talk?
Are we gonna talk, are we gonna talk?
No no no no no no no no...I need to know
I really want to know...You tell me now, boy
Gotta know, are you ready...?