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    Five Reasons We Belong Together: Ooh, Ooh, Ooh, Ooh, Ooh

    The feeling that I'm feeling/Now that I don't hear your voice/Or have your touch and kiss your lips/Cause I don't have a choice/Oh, what I wouldn't give/To have you lying by my side/Right here, cause baby/(We belong together)
    Excerpt from Mariah Carey’s song, “We Belong Together,” No. 1 on the Top 40 charts.

    Term:  Exuscitatio (ex us ih TA tee oh), the feel-what-I’m-feeling appeal.

    At first it looks as if Mariah woos her ex by making him feel as terrible as she does.  But the moaning in the background (“Ooh, ooh, sweet love, yeah”) tells us another form of persuasion is going on here.  She wants him to feel as randy as she does.  In another words, she’s trying to seduce him.

    Will it work? We hope so. Seduction is our favorite kind of argument, especially when we’re on the receiving end. Go ahead Baby, do it to me.  Ooh, are you feeling it like I’m feeling it?

    Snappy Answer:  "So what would you give to have me lie by your side?"

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