She won't talk to me
Luther Vandross Lyrics


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I was hanging with some friends of mine
We were all having a real good time, yeah
I saw a girl who was so very fine
I started waving my hands, my arms, my head

Got the nerve; found the words to say
But to my surprise she was passing
I mean it was strange `cause she just walked away
She won't talk to me, she won't talk to me

Now you're nervous with the fever
Body beat and never quit
I'm in heaven when I see her
Won't you talk some little things?
Hope she talk to me

I can't hear (What cha gonna do?)
You can't sit down like no one all by yourself
(I just wanna talk to you) And nobody else, yeah

I just wanna tell her
She's the girl of my fantasies
How we meet in my dreams every night it seems
And how love can be, I wanna (love you)
I'm gonna be (your love)

It's not everyday we see the one
That your heart's been likely dreaming of
There's that look in her eyes, so I don't know why
She won't talk to me, she won't talk to me

She pretends she doesn't see me
Leaves me standing in the rain
`Cuz I know she wants to meet me
She's just playing silly games

I said girl (What cha gonna do?)
Wanna show you a love that you just gotta see
(I just wanna talk to you) But she won't talk to me

And ooh, I'm telling everyone
I'm not dreaming anymore
`Cause I know she won't talk to me now
And at least she can't say no

And I'm going crazy
Trying to make her notice me
I go up, I get down, I turn all around
She won't talk to me, she won't talk to me

I said (Hey there baby)
I said (Hey there girl)
I said (Hey there baby)




She won't talk to me
She won't talk to me

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to "She Won't Talk To Me" convey the frustration and confusion of being ignored by someone whom the singer is trying to approach. The song tells the story of the singer's attempt to get the attention of a beautiful girl he sees, but she keeps ignoring him. He tries to grab her attention by waving and making hand gestures, but she just walks away without acknowledging him. He is left feeling rejected and wondering why she won't talk to him.


The second verse describes the singer's physical reactions to the situation - he is nervous and feverish when he sees her, but also feels like he's in heaven. He pleads with her to talk to him, and he can't understand why she won't engage in any conversation. The chorus repeats the frustration and confusion of not being able to connect with her, followed by a breakdown where the singer becomes more desperate to get her attention. He imagines a life with her and how much he wants to be with her.


Overall, "She Won't Talk To Me" captures the universal experience of unrequited love and the challenges of trying to connect with someone who is unresponsive.



Line by Line Meaning

I was hanging with some friends of mine
I was spending some time with my friends


We were all having a real good time, yeah
We were enjoying ourselves


I saw a girl who was so very fine
I noticed an attractive girl


I started waving my hands, my arms, my head
I tried to get her attention by waving my arms and head


Got the nerve; found the words to say
I summoned the courage to talk to her


But to my surprise she was passing
However, she was walking away


I mean it was strange `cause she just walked away
It seemed strange that she ignored me


She won't talk to me, she won't talk to me
She refused to have a conversation with me


Now you're nervous with the fever
Now I'm feeling nervous


Body beat and never quit
My heart is racing


I'm in heaven when I see her
I feel happy when I see her


Won't you talk some little things?
Can we just talk about anything?


Hope she talk to me
I hope she talks to me


I can't hear (What cha gonna do?)
I can't understand (What are you going to do?)


You can't sit down like no one all by yourself
You can't just sit there alone


(I just wanna talk to you) And nobody else, yeah
I just want to talk to you, and no one else


I just wanna tell her
I just want to express to her


She's the girl of my fantasies
She's the perfect girl I always dream of


How we meet in my dreams every night it seems
We always meet in my dreams


And how love can be, I wanna (love you)
And how great love can be, I want to love you


I'm gonna be (your love)
I'm going to be the person you love


It's not everyday we see the one
We don't always come across the right person


That your heart's been likely dreaming of
The person your heart desires


There's that look in her eyes, so I don't know why
I see a certain expression in her eyes and I'm not sure why


She won't talk to me, she won't talk to me
She refuses to have a conversation with me


She pretends she doesn't see me
She acts like she doesn't notice me


Leaves me standing in the rain
She leaves me alone in the rain


`Cuz I know she wants to meet me
Because I feel like she wants to meet me


She's just playing silly games
She's just being childish


I said girl (What cha gonna do?)
I asked her (What are you going to do?)


Wanna show you a love that you just gotta see
I want to show you love that you must see


(I just wanna talk to you) But she won't talk to me
I just want to have a conversation with her, but she refuses


And ooh, I'm telling everyone
And oh, I'm telling everyone


I'm not dreaming anymore
I'm not just dreaming about this anymore


`Cause I know she won't talk to me now
Because I know she won't talk to me now


And at least she can't say no
And at least she can't reject me


And I'm going crazy
And I'm becoming crazy


Trying to make her notice me
Trying to get her attention


I go up, I get down, I turn all around
I'm going around in circles, trying everything I can


I said (Hey there baby)
I said 'Hello there'


I said (Hey there girl)
I said 'Hello there, lady'


I said (Hey there baby)
I said 'Hello there'


She won't talk to me
She refuses to talk to me


She won't talk to me
She refuses to talk to me




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: HUBERT BARCLAY III EAVES, LUTHER VANDROSS

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Hermadnessmedia

This classic is under rated it's one of his best.

Irma Howard

It sure is❤

magovenor

Such a smart vocal arrangement. Great series of vocal interactions.

brenda jackson

Luther did the vocal arrangement for this song and the entire Any Love album. It's brilliant.

Latasha Harvin

My favorite male singer of all time, I love him. Rest In Peace Luther Vandross. 💖❤

9rexun1

What great voices, Luther and all his back up singers, we may never hear anything as good again.

ladyjaneofdunans

I miss this man so much. His voice was legendary and still is.

t m

I could remember as a child my mother had this whole concert on video tape and I would be glued to the TV singing every song word for word and dancing step by step...good times

lifesaver72

Luther had the BEST backup singers.  He was great all alone, but they made it even better.  I loved watching their concerts.

UniQUELyRestored and Enhanced

lifesaver72 YES aside from Tina and Ike Ive never seen backups so involved... But one I think the skinny one is a man in drag.. Lisa is KILLIN

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