"T.O.N.Y." as written by Solange Knowles, Matthew Kahane and Thomas / Callaway....
Tony don't call no more
Don't have it on more
Maybe there is something wrong with his phone
Maybe it's mornin' and the thrill is gone

And I'm not sure
That I'm still respected
And I'm not in a rush
To fill rejected, not by Tony

Tony don't care no more
He doesn't want me there no more
I just want to know what I did wrong
Damn, this would make a real good song

I don't have these nights too often
I wish I could take my mind off him
But I really like Tony

And he wasn't just some regular guy
Tony, actually the other night, oh why?

I could've been in love by now
If it wasn't for Tony
I could've been in love by now
If it wasn't for Tony

Me and Tony don't speak no more
It almost been a week, oh no
My how time goes so fast
But I still refuse to call his ass

I remember the way that I reacted
And today is even more attractive
But I really miss Tony

Then Tony call me one day
He said that he just called to say, hey
And it wasn't until he called me back
That I realized I needed more than that
I'm a love wiser and a little older
Hey baby, it was nice to know ya, good bye, Tony

Still he wasn't just some regular guy
Tony actually the other night, oh why?

I could've been in love by now
If it wasn't for Tony
I could've been in love by now
If it wasn't for Tony

I don't go with yesterday no more
Now I'm feeling free
(I'm feeling free)
Today and tomorrow told me

(What they said?)
That's where I should be
That's where I should be

(So I'm moving)
I'm moving
(So I'm moving on)
I'm going, can't wait forever
(I'm moving on)

I'm going
(So I'm moving on)
I'm leaving
I miss you, baby

Still he wasn't just some regular guy
Tony is actually the other night

If it wasn't for Tony

Lyrics submitted by youaintright20

"T.O.N.Y." as written by Solange Knowles Matthew Kahane

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    General CommentT.he O.ther N.ight oh Y. She is clever with her wordplay =) Such a good song!
    youaintright20on August 26, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOne of the best songs. Sooo catchy.
    Ian-samaon August 19, 2008   Link
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    General CommentYeah, this song is great. I love how she describes Tony. I especially love the line "Still he wasn't just some regular guy. Tony is actually the other night."
    stilldirrtyjaon August 19, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis is absoulutely my favorite song on the whole album. I love the play on words and I can totally relate, sadly...lol. It's about someone that had a one-night stand and wants to know why the other person hasn't called yet. They are trying to make excuses for why they haven't called to protect their ego hence the line "maybe there's something wrong with his phone," but they know why really "or maybe its morning and the thrill is gone." They are just saying that if it wasn't for the other night and the one night stand they could have been in love and in a relationship instead of a fling for one night. They are trying to forget the one night stand and once they do get that phone call from the guy just wanting a booty call, they realize that they like him and want more than that, so they have to let it and him go.
    NPhillyPeachon September 14, 2008   Link
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    General CommentOMG!!! When I first heard this song, I was a bit stunned and it had me all teary eyed. It was as if Solange had read my diary and put my words to music. I absolutely love the play on words [T.O.N.Y. (The Other Night oh Y)]. What really scared me, was the fact that the guy's name that I used to deal with really was Tony.... and he too would have me running circles. I would go to sleep after our encounters and think, "maybe he lost his phone again... maybe he didn't pay the bill... maybe its broken... etc". Then, eventually he'd call and the butterflies in my stomach would resurface... but, I realized that I was better than that and I really did need more than what he was giving (although he was definitely givin it to me =D).

    I'm not bitter and don't regret meeting him... we're actually good friends now and I can count on him more now than when we were "together". I just wish I would've met him sooner so that I wouldn't have wasted my "good years" on him instead of spending them on "The One" b/c I too "Could've been in love by now if it wasn't for Tony" =)
    KrIsPy_KrEmE06on October 01, 2008   Link
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    General Commentone of my favs on the album. I picked up on it right away. I love music that makes u think, like a brainteaser. A regular music listener would have assumed it was about a GUY named Tony, but I love looking deeper into songs with metaphors and things like this one. I am happy that Solange is finally gaining her own ground as an artist. GO SOLO!!!!!!
    Kanakakeon January 05, 2009   Link
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    General Commentand actually, I think it's:


    makes a little more sense to me, and bleeds right into: MAYBE THERE'S SOMETHING WRONG WITH HIS PHONE
    Kanakakeon January 05, 2009   Link
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    General CommentUpdated with the official lyrics. They are a little different than before but make sense. Especially the second line and the part where she says she's not in a rush to fill rejected.... I dont think anyone wants to ever fill those shoes ;)
    youaintright20on January 20, 2009   Link
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    General Commenthow i miss my "tony" :(
    ConfessionsofaKingon October 26, 2009   Link

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