blackgirlmagic

little girl five years old / she’s already been told / that what she’s got ain’t good enough / a princess always wears a crown / over long hair flowing down / never over braids or afro puffs 

 

well i was that little girl / learning hatred for my curls / and i tried to burn ‘em straight / til a new reality / broke through and settled over me / that god herself in love had made

black girl magic / black girl magic / i got / black girl magic / in my hair in my skin / in my veins in my hips / in my soul don’t you know / that i got / black girl magic / black girl magic

hello world, you’ve had a lot to say / about who i am and it hasn’t been easy / despite the ways you’ve tried to deny this / imma tell you that my black life matters / and what i got you can’t take it from me / cuz god above in love yeah She gave it to me 

 

black girl magic / black girl magic / i got / black girl magic / in my hair in my skin / in my veins in my hips / in my soul don’t you know / that i got / black girl magic / black girl magic

so if you’re thin or thick / or poor or rich / or they call you a bitch / i’m talking to y’all / if you’re loud or shy / whether you read or write / if you’re dark or light / i’m talking to y’all / if you’re young or old / or meek or bold / do the telling or get told / i’m talking to y’all / if you’re on tiptoe / or dropping it low / or got not rhythm to show / i’m talking to ya’ll / cuz we got

black girl magic / black girl magic / we got / black girl magic / in our hair in our skin / in our veins in our hips / in our souls so let ‘em know / that we got / black girl magic / black girl magic 

5/20/2016 12:27 AM

eightynine

eightynine heartbeats / dance in the summer breeze / eightynine footsteps / from point A to point me / eightynine journeys / to tell my story / and I’ll rest in mine / times eightynine / and I’ll rest in mine / this eighytnine

2/5/2017 10:00 AM

push comes to shove I.I

I know you / better than you think that I do / broke your rules / and laughed in the face of your walls / cried with you / when the weight of the world started pulling you down / and rejoiced with you / when again you spread your wings and rose above it all /

so now i'm steady confused / about this message from you

you said it's over it's done / sure we had a good run / but now i know i'm the one / that you can throw to the wolves / when push comes to shove / no bullets left in your gun / familiar ties have all come undone / cuz now i know I'm the one / that you can throw to the wolves / when push comes to shove /

3/8/2016 11:30 PM

push comes to shove I.II

me and you / didn't make sense from the jump but we knew / what makes two / strong one plus strong one makes a bond so true /

at least it was for me / i thought you'd have my back indefinitely / cuz I know you've seen / into the heart of me since we were eighteen 

so i'm steady confused / about this message from you

you said it's over it's done / sure we had a good run / but now I know I'm the one / that you can throw to the wolves / when push comes to shove / no bullets left in your gun / familiar ties have all come undone / cuz now I know I'm the one / that you can throw to the wolves / when push comes to shove 

3/8/2016 11:30 PM

push comes to shove I.III

when the going got tough / i never thought you'd be the one to go / leave us in ashes and dust / when the rubber meets the road / didn't think you'd deny me / before the rooster three times crowed / but I guess I was wrong / didn't really know you 

you said it's over it's done / sure we had a good run / but now I know I'm the one / that you can throw to the wolves / when push comes to shove / no bullets left in your gun / familiar ties have all come undone / cuz now I know I'm the one / that you can throw to the wolves / throw to the wolves / you said it's over it's done / sure we had a good run / but now I know I'm the one / that you can throw to the wolves / when push comes to shove / no bullets left in your gun / familiar ties have all come / have all come undone / cuz now I know I'm the one / that you can throw to the wolves / when push comes to shove 

3/8/2016 11:30 PM

mars I.I

i’ve heard it said before / don’t win the battle and lose the war / chasing after the settling of a score / will only leave you lying dead on the floor / in my chest lies a purple heart / bruised and battered from being torn apart / on my way across the galaxies and stars / as i tried to find an audience with mars

and get the god of war on my side / but my trouble multiplied when he said

little girl, little girl / you’re so far away from your world / and all this time you spent / laboring for revenge / won’t amount to anything / you’re a peasant and he’s the king / but if you really wanna lay him low / my price is your immortal soul / so I say let it go

2/11/2016 9:25 AM

mars I.II

so blind and full of rage / i signed my name and I promised to pay his wage / all at once I could see laid out before me / king, and country and what’s left of my family / then in my chest, that old purple heart / started pounding like it wanted to depart / and head back to the warmth of home and hearth / to the love of the ones who held me close from the start

then the god of war saw my eyes /

and again, to my surprise, he said

 

little girl, little girl / you’re so far away from your world / and all this time you spent / laboring for revenge / won’t amount to anything / you’re a peasant and he’s the king / but if you really wanna lay him low / my price is your immortal soul / so I say let it go

2/11/2016 9:25 AM

mars I.III

he said / young one let me tell you true / you poison him it’ll poison you / not right away but before it’s thru / your heart will turn dark with an evil you never knew (x2) 

and I said / listen to me mars / i’ve traveled cross the stars / i’ve come way too far / to leave things as they are /

and he said / little girl little girl / as you wish I unfurl / the flag of death over his head / by end of day he will be dead / but you will feel his pain and yours / and all your family endures / you’ll lose your life when he loses his / i hope you feel that it’s worth it / i told you let it go / you didn’t let it go /

so now Iim here lying dead on the floor / i won the battle but i lost the war

2/11/2016 9:25 AM

that's why i love you

so you say that you wanna know the ways that i love you / i'm not sure that you have the time / for me to really try to sit down here and tell you / all the millions of ways that you make my heart smile /

 

cuz it's the way that your smile steals across your face / it's the way that i feel when i'm in your embrace / it's the love in your eyes when you look at me / it's how we talk across a room without needing to speak / it's the heat of your skin as it touches mine / how i believe it when you say that you'll love me for a lifetime / that's why /

 

that's why i love you, yeah yeah yeah / that’s why i love you, yeah yeah /that’s why i love you, yeah yeah yeah / that’s why i love you

 

i don't even know if the words i have are enough now / to let you know how i feel / but imma do everything in my power i can do / to let you know the deal / know the deal 

 

it's the way that your smile steals across your face / it's the way that i feel when i'm in your embrace it's the love in your eyes when you look at me / it's how we talk across a room without needing to speak / it's the heat of your skin as it touches mine / how i believe it when you say that you'll love me for a lifetime / that's why 

 

that's why i love you, yeah yeah yeah / that’s why i love you, yeah yeah / that’s why i love you, yeah yeah yeah / that’s why i love you

 

i'm just scratching the surface / of all the ways that you're worth it / you have my heart, and you deserve it / and i'll spend my life, telling you why 

cuz it's the way that your smile steals across your face / it's the way that i feel when i'm in your embrace / it's the love in your eyes when you look at me / it's how we talk across a room without needing to speak / it's the heat of your skin as it touches mine / how i believe it when you say that you'll love me for a lifetime / that's why

 

that's why i love you, yeah yeah yeah / that’s why i love you, yeah yeah / that’s why i love you, yeah yeah yeah / that’s why i love you

 

so you say that you wanna know the ways that i love you / i'm not sure that you have the time

9/19/2015 8:05 AM

mississippi I.I

fount of the river / three foot by three / i can cross over / so easily / what’s to become of / this trickling stream / answers are only known / in god’s dreams / for the 

 

m-i-s-s-

i-s-s-

i-p-p-i

oh me oh my

for the m-i-s-s-

i-s-s-

i-p-p-i

oh me oh my

3/29/2016 5:15 PM

mississippi I.II

young river / trying to breathe / you’ve gotten bigger but / your waters ain’t deep / little by little / you’re picking up steam / but don’t be impatient / cuz growing ain’t cheap / for

 

m-i-s-s-

i-s-s-

i-p-p-i

oh me oh my

for the m-i-s-s-

i-s-s-

i-p-p-i

oh me oh my

3/29/2016 5:15 PM

mississippi I.III

oh rushing river / shake hands with the sea / you’ve carried your cargo / from point a to point b / from cold minnesota / on thru tennessee / finally ending up / in the big easy / oh the

 

m-i-s-s-

i-s-s-

i-p-p-i

oh me oh my

oh the m-i-s-s-

i-s-s-

i-p-p-i

oh me oh my

 

oh mighty river / wash over me / let your currents remind me / of the powers that be / and how all of the greatness / that lies inside me / has to develop / like the great mississippi

3/29/2016 5:15 PM

same room I.III

short reunions for the rest of our lives / i guess that’s how we will survive

 

dear heart, i know it’s hard / to be so far apart / and i wanna be next to you / do all of the things we used to do / when your heart and my heart / were in the same room / in the same room

 

i know what it feels like / to have your heart spread all over the world

5/20/2016 2:43 AM

same room I.I

i know what it feels like / to have your heart spread all over the world / heart spread all over the world / time zones and mileage /

are my greatest enemies / greatest enemies / cuz i don’t know where you are / and you don’t know where i am / and all i want is to be holding your hand / airports and highways / can take us where we wanna go / take us where we wanna go / by land, sea or air / we’re gonna get there / eventually /

dear heart, i know it’s hard / to be so far apart / and i wanna be next to you / do all of the things we used to do / when your heart and my heart / were in the same room / in the same room

5/20/2016 2:43 AM

same room I.II

i’m so tired of feeling like / my heart’s spread all over the world / heart’s spread all over the world / heartache in letters / sent between me and you / between me and you / and i try to invite you to my life / by the glow of computer screen lights / and i wish that would suffice / when we’re face to face but can’t touch / it makes me / miss you just as much / just as much / cuz nothing we do, nothing we try / can bridge the divide

 

dear heart, i know it’s hard / to be so far apart / and i wanna be next to you / do all of the things we used to do / when your heart and my heart / were in the same room / in the same room

5/20/2016 2:43 AM