Like Water for Chocolate

I was at home cleaning up around the house. I had my iTunes on shuffle and one of my favorite songs came on and I begin to rap it as always. I decided to actually check the lyrics to make sure that all these years I had been rapping the correct words.

I've been rapping this song for years now. I always know the meaning of the song and what the rapper was trying to get across, but when you actually see the words on paper they seem to have a higher meaning.

So I did learn that I had some of the words incorrect and that I had been screwing up the chorus for years.

So if this song holds up, I would just like to know where is this lady that he talks about because I would love to meet her.

Artist: Common
Album: Like Water For Chocolate
Song: The Light

Doo-doo-doo, mmm-mmm-mmm-mmm-mmm..
Doo-doo-d-doo, diggy-doo YO..

I never knew a luh, luh-luh, a love like this
Gotta be somethin for me to write this
Queen, I ain't seen you in a minute
Wrote this letter, and finally decide to send it
Signed sealed delivered for us to grow together
Love has no limit, let's spend it slow forever
I know your heart is weathered by what studs did to you
I ain't gon' assault em cause I probably did it too
Because of you, feelings I handle with care
Some niggaz recognize the light but they can't handle the glare
You know I ain't the type to walk around with matchin shirts
If relationship is effort I will match your work
I wanna be the one to make you happiest, it hurts you the most
They say the end is near, it's important that we close..
.. to the most, high
Regardless of what happen on him let's rely

There are times.. when you'll need someone..
I will be by your side..
There is a light, that shines,
special for you, and me..

Yo, yo, check it
It's important, we communicate
and tune the fate of this union, to the right pitch
I never call you my bitch or even my boo
There's so much in a name and so much more in you
Few understand the union of woman and man
And sex and a tingle is where they assume that it land
But that's fly by night for you and the sky I write
For in these cold Chi night's moon, you my light
If heaven had a height, you would be that tall
Ghetto to coffee shop, through you I see that all
Let's stick to understandin and we won't fall
For better or worse times, I hope to me you call
So I pray everyday more than anything
friends will stay as we begin to lay
this foundation for a family - love ain't simple
Why can't it be anything worth having you work at annually
Granted we known each other for some time
It don't take a whole day to recognize sunshine

There are times.. when you'll need someone..
I will be by your side, oh darling
There is a light, that shines,
special for you, and me..

Yeah.. yo, yo, check it
It's kinda fresh you listen to more than hip-hop
and I can catch you in the mix from beauty to thrift shop
Plus you ship hop when it's time to, thinkin you fresh
Suggestin beats I should rhyme to
At times when I'm lost I try to find you
You know to give me space when it's time to
My heart's dictionary defines you, it's love and happiness
Truthfully it's hard tryin to practice abstinence
The time we committed love it was real good
Had to be for me to arrive and it still feel good
I know the sex ain't gon' keep you, but as my equal
it's how I must treat you
As my reflection in light I'ma lead you
And whatever's right, I'ma feed you
Digga-da, digga-da, digga-da, digga-digga-da-da
Yo I tell you the rest when I see you, peace

There are times.. when you'll need someone..
I will be by your side..
There is a light, that shines,
special for you, and me..

(I'll) take my chances.. before they pass..
.. pass me by, oh darling..
You need to look at the other side..
You'll agree..
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kimmyk said...

I dunno this song. I'm off to YouTube to see if I can find it.

So how were you messing it up though?
I mess up songs all the time. So much so I think my lyrics are better.

They should really ask me before they put a song together I think. [they=anyone's songs I mess up=a lot of artists]

Ace C said...

Lol. Sometimes that's how I feel about some songs too. It's a rap somg. NOt sure if you are into rap, but it makes you think once you hear the song and see the video.

kimmyk said...

I'm not so much into rap, but my son-well...let's just say he is. Therefore I listen, I even like a lot of them I don't know half the words like right now my favorite shake my money maker song is some song by TI. Big Things Poppin. I don't know the words but that doesn't stop me from singing at the top of my lungs when we're in the car. OR to Soulja Boy. I've been known to bust out a move or two me now.

Ace C said...