“Private Line” by Gerald Levert is one of my faves, because it describes the way you feel in a relationship where the love you gave was never returned and you weren’t appreciated until after the fact. Can’t make the same mistake again and get hurt–thus you gotta tell that old flame– ” I can’t give you my private line. Cause you’d be calling me all the time. A year ago would’ve been fine. Now I gotta give you my service line… And you can call me anytime.”  The “keep it real” lyrics matched with the funky groove made for a stellar debut single for Gerald Levert’s first solo album. “Private Line”, from the album of the same name.