Artist & Song of the Week

I love this song! I love Common’s style of rapping. It’s as if he’s a poet reading to you his heartfelt words. The video is actually good too, which is rare for a good song to follow up with a good video that reflects on the song.

I think it’s pretty self explanatory but I’ll give  a quick recap of what I think it means: It’s about a man who misses what he had, he doesn’t understand how a love that he felt was so strong still managed to be break a part. He realizes that he still isn’t over her, no matter how many women he’s been with he still remembers her and what they once had.  I also think it’s about a man’s first heart break.

“Once the love was strong
Now it’s long, long gone
’cause the pain, pain now as a storm
I remained, holding on
’cause I want you.

I’ve been thinking bout you lately
Thoughts take me to when we were close
Addicted to your love, feel I need another dose
I know it’s a feeling that should be long gone
Things seem to come up when I hear our song
Golden brown girl, it seemed so long
Since I heard your voice, where did the king go wrong?
Emotions that, that they linger on
I guess ’cause I never knew a love so strong
So many hot girls I need your warm
The taste of your mouth girl I need your warm
Good food and love I need your warm
This here was made before we were born
A dreamer so I’m a keep dreaming on
It’s kind of like ‘The Breakup’ with Jen and Vince Vaughn

They say you don’t know, know, know what you got
Till what you got is gone
Yeah I write such and such, you’re a lot but the feelings not as strong
We were like 2 birds that were able to fly
I try to pick the right words to say to the sky
Some days I would try but wasn’t able to cry
I never been good at saying goodbye
I take a deep breath when the times is hard
When I reminisce over you, my God
I spent many years trying to be the heartthrob
I guess it’s only right that I got my heart robbed
The scent of a room that reminds me of you
A hint of perfume it reminds me of you
Take a look at the moon it reminds me of you
Hope the stars and the gods align me and you

We do what we do and we do what we live
I love this way cause I got it as a kid
With so much to give from it, I never hid
The love that I wrote on the mirror it got smeared
My friends say it was a change for the better
But I say, girl you changed my forever
Relationships they can be as strange as the weather
Rain or sun we can sing this together.”

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