See you don’t wanna fall in love with me,
You gotta change jobs and change Gods…
— Erykah Badu, “Fall in Love (Your Funeral)”
She was way too fly for me,
So I had to grow wings.
— Jesse Boykins III, “Amorous”
What if God was a her?
Would I treat her the same? Would I still be runnin’ game on her?
In what type of ways would I want her?
Would I want her for her mind or her heavenly body?
Couldn’t be out gettin’ bogus with someone so godly
If I was wit’ her would I still be wantin’ my ex?
The lies, the greed, the weed, the sex
Wouldn’t be ashamed to give her part of my check
Wearin’ her cross, I mean the heart on my neck
Her I would reflect on the streets of the Chi’
Ride wit’ her, ‘cause I know for me she’d die
Through good and bad call on her like I’m chirpin’ her
Couldn’t be jealous ‘cause other brothers worship her
Walk this earth for her, glory, I’m grateful
To be in her presence I try to stay faithful.
If you were worried ‘bout where,
I been or who I saw or,
what club I went to with my homies,
baby don’t worry,
you know that you got me…
— The Roots, “You Got Me”
Never thought that we would ever be more than friends,
Now I’m all confused cause for you I have deeper feelings,
We both thought it was cool to cross the line,
And I was convinced it would be alright,
Now things are strange, nothings the same…
And I really just want my friend back.
You’re part of my identity
I sometimes have the tendency
To look at you religiously
‘Cause nothing even matters to me…
— D’Angelo, “Nothing Even Matters”
But I see the God in you,
I just want to nurture it,
Though this love may hurt a bit,
We dealing wit this water love,
You even give my daughter love,
I want to build a tribe wit you,
Protect and provide for you…
Revolution must first take place in the mind and heart, when you revolutionize, you have a revolutionary way of thinking, believe it or not, selflessness is revolutionary, because it’s the hardest and most challenging thing to be, to be a person who considers righteousness over oneself, that’s revolutionary, when we see these revolutionaries manifesting themselves throughout history, they were able to prioritize what needed to be done over what benefited them first and foremost. And not that it didn’t benefit them, but it benefited a higher portion of themselves as opposed to their limited flesh experience, and they saw the importance and the value in sowing to the spiritual part of man, to the eternal part of man, as opposed to the temporary part of man.
Let me be the drum on which you place your bare hands,
Palms brushing against skins,
fingertips moving along rims,
Wrap your legs firmly around my Iroko wooden structure…
— Dean Steed, @Dean_Shakur
Resting between her legs,
was a tulip, and I kissed her (tu)lips,
ready to receive the taste of her nectar,
— Dean Steed, @Dean_Shakur