"Frankies First Affair" as written by Stuart Matthewman and Helen Adu....
We were waiting for the bus
No-one much around but us
Then I see this young boy cut a look at me

I'm stunned
In a daze
He had the whole street set ablaze
It's only love they say
Makes you feel this way
She liked his eyes she wanted more
The baby gonna have your smile for sure

He saw a lovely girl
Smelling sweet and soapy like fresh air
She saw him looking acted like she didn't care

That's how we knew
And so love grew a flower
A flower that is you

Your daddy knows you're a flame
Your daddy knows you're a flame
Your daddy knows you're a flame
Your daddy knows you're a flame
Even to the angels it may sound like a lie

For you child
He has the troops and extra backup standing by
For you child
For you he's the best he can be
For you child
For you he's the best he can be
Oh child don't you know
Your daddy love come with a life time guarantee

Your daddy knows you're a flame
Your daddy knows you're a flame
Yeah daddy love you child
Your daddy knows you're a flame
Your daddy knows you're a flame

Daddy love you yeah
It's only you he'll say
Made the young boy hungry for the man he is today
It' only love, love, love, love
Can make you feel this way

Your daddy knows you're a flame
Your daddy knows you're a flame
Yeah daddy love you child

Your daddy knows you're a flame
Your daddy knows you're a flame
Your daddy love come with a life time guarantee

Your daddy knows you're a flame
Your daddy knows you're a flame
Daddy love you, yeah

Your daddy knows you're a flame
Your daddy knows you're a flame
Did I tell you your daddy loves you

Your daddy knows you're a flame
Your daddy knows you're a flame
Oh child didn't you know
Your daddy love come with a life time guarantee
Daddy love you

Your daddy knows you're a flame
Daddy love you yeah


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"Frankie's First Affair" as written by Helen Adu Andy Nicholls

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    General CommentThis is my favorite Sade song! It's so atmospheric. The imagery her lyrics convey are so vivid and intense like some classic noir film. The line "It's your turn to cry" is just killer. Frankie was a playboy and broke many hearts but this time he was stopped by some other force and it's his turn to cry.
    hungryliciouson September 05, 2009   Link
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    General CommentFrankie is a woman who has been cheated on in the past multiple times. Now she is in a relationship, possibly married, and cheating. She's crying because she feels bad and realizes that cheating doesn't mean that you don't love your partner. She's having an epiphany. The lyrics are kind of taunting her in a way: "Heart breaker you know now they (her exes) really did care 'cause it's your first affair."
    meshellleon April 24, 2015   Link

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