Ready for the World is a R&B / funk / dance band from Flint, Michigan who scored several moderate pop, soul, and dance hits in the mid to late 1980s.
Founded by Melvin Riley and Gordon Strozier in Flint, Michigan.
They had performed throughout Flint at high school talent shows and were discovered by WJLB Detroit Radio personality The Electrifying Mojo in 1982. They gained regional fame with their first release "Tonight" in 1983. "Tonight" was an underground hit in Flint and Detroit which helped garner them national prominence shortly after their signing under the MCA label.
"Oh Sheila" is according to legend written about Sheila E.
Ready for the World
Like I always say what's good for the goose
Is always good for the gander
oh Sheila, oh, oh
2-Oh baby love me right
Let me love you till I get it right, hmm
Can't you let the others be
'Cause with you is where I got to be
Oh, sugar where you been
Hangin' out with your male friends
Listen, somebody's going to hurt you
The way you love, to keep hurting me, we say
1-Oh oh Sheila let me love you
Till the morning comes
Oh oh Sheila you know I want
To be the only one
3-Oh baby, understand that I want
To be the only man
But it seems you're screaming too hard
Now think yourself to have an only friend
Oh baby, it's plain to see
That you're qualified to fill my needs
4-I think you threw an oath on me
Honey, baby, just you wait and see
And we say
Oh baby, it's 1-2-3
I love you baby honestly, hmm, I want to
Di a di da li a di a di da li
Oh, oh Sheila...
(repeat 2, 3, 4, 1)