A baby born when that song came out is 18 this year.
So I gotta acknowledge, the song is kinda old...
When I was 18, "Tears of a Clown," which came out around the time I was born, was ANCIENT!
As for this cut here, I always found it to be "just okay." But it was one of the better mainstream R&B songs to come out during a HORRIBLE period for r&b.