The Deele - “Shoot ‘Em Up Movies” (1987). Written by Kenny Nolan.
Here’s a great ballad by R&B band “The Deele”, that had a few hits in the 80s.
Two of its members, Babyface and L.A. Reid, went on to produce artists like Bobby Brown, Toni Braxton, Pebbles, etc.
I really like the use of an Indian zither (or a sample of it) in this song.
There’s also a music video, though it really doesn’t do the song and its lyrics justice: