Timing in life is everything. Getting a big look at the wrong time often prevents growth and very often leads to some sort of displacement. The same idea can be applied to meeting someone. First impressions can only be made once. New World Ray’s birthday gift, Vibrations centres around the idea of wrongly timed gifts.
Ray sings about a love interest while never quite making it clear whether or not they’re together until the closing stages of the record. He initially seeks a girl who understands him and acknowledges the great vibes and energy however, on his closing verse, Ray comes to terms with the idea that the timing is wrong but struggles to come to terms with letting her go even though he’s probably not the best thing for her right now.