Kamilah

Dark Skin | Coconut Oil

Coconut oil

Makes a golden glow when sunlight hits

Pretty for a dark skinned girl

Darker than a tamarind 

(Darker than a tamarind, darker than a tamarind)

Sweeter than a sugar apple

Dark to harvest sugar cane (yeah)

The beauty in mirrors is hard to find

For that you find someone to blame

(For that you find someone to blame)

For your reckless mane of kinks and curls

Your body not like other girls’

Whose mango skin and light brown eyes

Rendered you the loser’s prize

But you were never any loser’s prize

When darkness hits and sleep resists

Your critic’s mind may shower you

With harsh untruths and a bitter glance

And the memories that follow you

   

But every loc is a rebellion

All our beauty is the same 

The grass ain’t greener on the other side, babe

All our struggles come from pain

But every loc is a rebellion

All our beauty is the same 

The grass ain’t greener on the other side, babe

All our struggles come from pain

But every loc is a rebellion

All our beauty is the same 

The grass ain’t greener on the other side, babe

All our struggles come from pain

But every loc is a rebellion

All our beauty is the same 

The grass ain’t greener on the other side, babe

All our struggles come from pain

Dangerous

Ooh...

I understand when you say you're scared to love again

When your heart is far too splintered all the parts to delicate to mend

But every shard is a piece I'd help you start to glue

and in the end you won't be perfect but I'd love each broken part of you 


So what you think this is?

When you're laying me broken hearted

I'm the one whose catching all your tears

When you're looking for a home to hold 

you know that you can always find one here

It's too dangerous to fall for you


I go on dates with other people just to pass the time, convince myself

That I'm not sitting here waiting for you 

denying all this pent up love I've felt

But as you go and find yourself, I'm hoping that sometimes you'll think of me

While I'm here dreaming up a future there's a chance that there will never be


So what you think this is?

When one moment I can feel your heart

You're here with me and then you disappear

When you're so confused and lonely that this kind of love is everything I fear

It's too dangerous to fall for you


It's like my heart weighs a thousand tons 

Every time you tell me you're not ready 

and my soul deep down knows you're the one

But my mind knows you can hurt me 

And the lack of balance, well it renders me undone

If you don't see me as forever please don't take my heart for fun 


Late at night my eyes are wide 'cuz sleep ain't finding me

You're probably laying with someone whose giving everything you think you need

but when you get off of this ride mistrust and heartbreak took you on 

I hope my stubborn heart is at your door and none of what I hold for you is gone


So what you think this is?

When you're laying me broken hearted

I'm the one whose catching all your tears

When you're so confused and lonely that this kind of love is everything I fear

It's too dangerous to fall for you

Oo-ooh...



So Long feat. Sho

Somber shadows in the streetlight glow

There’s nobody around

Only silence in the boundless snow

I'm drifting towards the ground

And the heaviness of your echoed words

And things I should have said

The relief I feel…


So long, so long

(Been so long since I last had you on my brain)

So long, so long

(Can’t be stuck on you, it’s better that your far away)


Turn my back and wrap myself in sheets

Would I be warmer with you near

By some unknown force you’re bound to me, yeah

Tenderness I can’t afford to feel

Ooh, Ooh-ooh


So long, so long

(Been so long since I last had you on my brain)

So long, so long

(Can’t be stuck on you, it’s better that your far away)

Ooh...

(So long)

Ooh...

(So long, yeah ooh, yeah ooh)

Ooh...

Ooh...

On My Mind

You're makin' me feel curious

Like I want to get to know you like I really want to open up to you

But the role you're in looks kinda serious

And I've never been the kind to try and cross those lines

And I don't wanna cause no complications

I'm just sayin' that I think of you 

You gotta know that I respect your situation

I'm not tryin' to be rude and I don't wanna intrude 


But I find I think of you sometimes

And you steady playin' on my mind


I heard you've got a lover and she's good to you

But when I close my eyes I can feel your body up on mine

But your current circumstance is serious 

And I swear I'm not that kind, but I want to cross those lines

And I'm not tryna hurt your reputation

And I know my thoughts are all taboo

And I know I'm messin' with your concentration

But I want to run my hands all over you


But I find I think of you sometimes

And you steady playin' on my mind

And I find I think of you sometimes

And you steady playin' on my mind


Bah-buh- bah...

Find I think of you sometimes

Oooh

Steady playin' on my mind (mind mind) 

(You're so fine, so fine oh you're so fine...) 

Find I think of you sometimes (my my my my my...)

Steady playin' on my mind 

Think about you all the time 

(ooh- you're so fine, baby, you're on my mind) 

You're on my mind (ooh) 

You're on my mind (ooh) 

You're on my mind (la da da da da da...) 

On my mind (oh yeah!)

On my mind 

On my mind 

On my mind 

On my mind

(fade)

1600 Miles

I'm close to you in my dreams
I watch your chest rise and fall as you sleep
If I close my eyes tight enough I can hear you breathe
But when I wake up you're nowhere near me

With these 1600 miles between us
There's 1600 miles
And when all I want is you
These 1600 miles just won't do

I get by on memories
Of your honey kiss and my shaky knees
How much I love you, baby, I cannot believe
But you're not here, darlin' you're not here
And it's killin' me

With these 1600 miles between us
There's 1600 miles
And when all I want is you
These 1600 miles just won't do

Oh cuz sleepin' on your chest
Is the best kind of sleep I ever get
I hear your heart and my body falls at ease
How much longer 'til I touch you baby please
It's getting hard for me with these

1600 miles
1600 miles
And when all I want is you
These 1600 miles
Said when all I need is you
These 1600 miles
Said when all I want is you
These 1600 miles just won't do
They won't do
They won't do

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