Does what it says on the tin. Originally written in the first person but that was a bit too much so (via the second person) ended up in the third person. He just can’t pluck up the courage to ask her out, then starts making excuses (the chorus) to justify his inaction. It’s not the first time he’s been through this painful experience.
More use of the three-trombone horn section. The horn line after “such a shy boy’s not for her” was originally going to be backing vocals taunting “shy boy, shy boy” but I thought that was a bit too much.