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On "Why Should I Care," the artist practices "tough love" with a dishonest man. A number of lyrics find Braxton sifting through the pieces of a broken heart. She also seeks an understanding, faithful, sensitive guy "that knows right from wrong" and will "keep his loving at home" ("Find Me a Man").
"Talking in His Sleep" misrepresents adultery as a "petty crime of sexual indiscretion." Racy and imprudent, the hit single "You're Making Me High" envisions a sexual encounter ("I can imagine you touching my private parts . . . all I want is moonlights, with you there inside me"). She also propositions a man by using sexually suggestive lingo ("Come on Over Here"). A mild profanity is uttered twice.
Lilting vocals and silky smooth rhythms would signal that these songs are radio friendly. But a closer listen reveals inconsistent messages on Secrets. Psssst! Skip it.