MoKenStef, He’s Mine: inside the meaning of the lyrics

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He’s Mine is a classic R&B songs of the 90, released in 1995 by the American female trio MoKenStef. The song was the biggest hit of their career and it’s still appreciated today. The lyrics talk about a very specific situation towards a man who’s attracted also by other girls. In this article we will analyze the lyrics and explore their meaning.

You can find the official video of the song below.

Mokenstef- He's Mine

He’s Mine: the lyrics and their meaning

In He’s Mine there is a girl talking to another girl. The girl who’s speaking has a stable relationship with a man, but this man is cheating on her. It’s nothing serious, though, as it appears that he’s only cheating occasionally, and he’s not in love with the other girl. Therefore, the reaction of the first girl is to give an advice to the other girl: you better give up, because he doesn’t really love you. He always come back to me. Because he’s mine.

He might be doing you
But he’s thinking about me
So baby, think about another lover
And go find another brother

Over the years the song has been analyzed on many points of view, as the reaction could have different interpretations: is it worth to fight for a man that intentionally cheats, even if he’s not in love with the other girl? This seems the natural reaction told by MoKenStef in the lyrics of He’s Mine. The girl talking is perfectly aware that he has sex with another girl. And that hurts. She wants the other girl to go away immediately. And instead of fighting with her, or getting into competition, she presents the facts in a way that would let the other girl give up autonomously.

Never fall in love with a man
Who don’t love you
I wouldn’t waste my time
Telling something wrong
You’ve been with him one night
And now he’s coming home

It’s a strategy, of course. But it’s also a statement of possess. Whatever he does with you, he’s still mine. He’s my man, and he will always come back home to me, because he sees in me the stable lover he needs. This way the chorus acquires a clear meaning:

He’s mine
You may have had him once
But I got him all the time

Getting at the bottom of the lyrics meaning, He’s Mine is a song about reacting when your man is cheating on you. In this case, the cheated girl is aware that she still represents the stable relationship of her man’s life, so she wants to use this as a point of strength in her favour: the other girl has no hopes that he will even leave her. And this is presented as a proof of possess: whatever he does with you, he’s my man.

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The complete lyrics

He might be doing you
But he’s thinking about me
So baby, think about another lover
And go find another brother
I know he’s my man
He’s all in my hands
It feels good when he calls my name
Don’t you wish you had the same?
Feeling disgust working your stuff
Until he thinks about mine
Now he’s feeling real high
You ask why ’cause he’s mine

Tell you something
That just ain’t cool
Never fall in love with a man
Who don’t love you
I wouldn’t waste my time
Telling something wrong
You’ve been with him one night
And now he’s coming home

He’s mine
You may have had him once
But I got him all the time
(You can’t sleep at night)
He’s mine
You may of had him once
But I got him all the time
(Don’t try to dry your eyes)
He’s mine
You may of had him once
But I got him all the time
(I got him all the time)

Went out on a date
Wasn’t out too late
Took you to a room
And you gave it up too soon
Played you like a trick
‘Cuz you let him hit
Now he’s coming home to a lover
That is strong

I got all his love, baby, don’t try to take it
You wanted a piece, you were mistaken
‘Cuz he belongs to me
Baby, can’t you see?
I tell you something that just ain’t cool
Never fall in love with a man
Who don’t love you

I wouldn’t waste my time
Telling you something wrong
You’ve been with him one night
And now he’s coming home

He’s mine
You may have had him once
But I got him all the time
(You can’t sleep at night)
He’s mine
You may of had him once
But I got him all the time
(Don’t try to dry your eyes)
He’s mine
You may of had him once
But I got him all the time
(I got him all the time)

We don’t have time
Playing these games
You had him once
But it’s me on his mind
No need to cry
Go dry your eyes
Get over it
It was only for one night, ohh

He’s mine
You may have had him once
But I got him all the time
(You can’t sleep at night)
He’s mine
You may of had him once
But I got him all the time
(Don’t try to dry your eyes)
He’s mine
You may of had him once
But I got him all the time
(I got him all the time)