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This Girl I Know

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Verse One
I got a lover but it's complicated/ we've been off & on/
trying to keep the fire warm/
but a brother jaded/
I've even moved up to Brooklyn so that we could bond/ Feel like I see even less then when I lived away &/ Suffocated by the city she ain't never home/
She in LA or any other place that ain't my arms/
Can't say she cheating because she was never mine alone/
I just think I'm better for her than the drug dealers & the lie tellers/ yeah am I wise but could wrong/
Please don't let be/
I gave her time in half while others get her free/
& I ain't one to compare but what I see/
Is her in a lesser form with anybody instead of me/
we on a different page, same play different stage/
waited on the street to say hi, I must have missed the wave/ await her call to come by/
Chorus
I know this girl around town
she cool, she cool
she coming around, round/
when no one around, round/
She come through, come through we messing around, round/ alrighty for now, now
we do, what we do
but we know that for now, now/ is only for now, now
we through, we through
but I still lover her though
Verse Two
We've come a long way/
Even though she keep me arm's length/
Over her head & she responds late/
I place the blame on all them clowns that she round/ because cause intelligence ain't part of their style/
smarten up dumb it down/
Drop jewel rocking jewelry/
The way you move done parted the crowd/
& I know you did the knowledge before admitted to college/ So why you hanging round with this foolery/
The same lame bragging how he bagged you dorm rooms/ Done tried to flip the mattress acting like he adore you/ Same bed, if it ain't all true/
why am I here/
You know they lying through the locks & the beards/ Although I'm faded I'm as sharp as they is/
cause he ain't seen a barbershop in some years/
don't mean that he the one to lead us when apocalypse near/ you see the light, you know I'm right end of days/
final calling me I'll see you tonight aye/
Chorus
I know this girl around town
she cool, she cool
she coming around, round/
when no one around, round/
She come through, come through we messing around, round/ alrighty for now, now
we do, what we do
but we know that for now, now/ is only for now, now
we through, we through
but I still lover her though
you ever love somebody that didn't reciprocate it/
but they give you just enough to keep waiting/
thinking maybe they might see you how you them with patience/
will come say when they quit faking on the heart that you gave them/ but do you give it for gifts or for the feeling itself/
if nothing's in it for you would you still be willing to help/
I think my love know me more than I give credit for/
she made me greater though I tell her that I'm better for her/
but she done heard it before & she gone hear it again/
it's plenty men that tried to holler in metaphor/
i'd love to talk to her but I talk through her/
we speak our minds the same time & so I let her off/
am I the side piece or the main squeeze/
either way I'm filled with pride when I hear her thank me/
so she can come & go as she please/
she leave me lone but not in moments of need/
ain't only mine & maybe so it should be/
Chorus
I know this girl around town
she cool, she cool
she coming around, round/
when no one around, round/
She come through, come through we messing around, round/ alrighty for now, now
we do, what we do
but we know that for now, now/ is only for now, now
we through, we through but I still lover her though

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from The Iceberg, released February 24, 2017

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