The Soundtrack of My Life

the music that keeps me going…

When I holler at you…

on April 22, 2010

“I don’t mean it…when I say that we’re through…I don’t mean it…”

I haven’t been inspired to write in awhile. from just being on twitter too much–that’s my story and I’m sticking to it–to traveling and just living my life away from the blog. I didn’t feel like blogging. And even though I constantly listen to music–I didn’t really hear anything post worthy.  But I will get back into my regular posts so I’ll be kicking off a long overdue #freakyfriday tomorrow as well.

so anyway this song. I’m at work now, minding my biz and this comes on and I stop and do the head sway. you know the “yessss” as SOON as the beat dropped. Because it is sick and because I love this song. I know lots of folks don’t dig Kells anymore. I haven’t really truly LOVED his music since this  CD: simply put, it was the bomb!

and he has two versions of “I Don’t Mean It” on the CD. But this version is absolutely the winner, in my eyes.

some lyrics:

I’ve been slowly, slowly bringing you down
No conversation, no good sex in a while
But still you search and find a way
To love me somehow
Even though I ride, you still trust me somehow
Got my faces, some ice and a tie

Slowly, slowly, slowly, slowly goin’ down

(I don’t mean it) When I holler at you
(I don’t mean it) When I say that we’re through
(I don’t mean it) What I’m takin’ you through
(I don’t mean it) Baby
(I don’t mean it) Said I’m sorry
(I don’t mean it)

…There’s times that I didn’t hear you
I was talkin’ too loud
When I didn’t come home
I was hanging with the crowd
Whenever we fight I try to win every round
Can you find a way to forgive me now…

even this song is from the male POV, I can relate because I can be. well, I can be a handful. lol. I know what its like to know you are being difficult but somehow your partner finds the way to see beyond that and continue to love you anyway.

I also love the chorus because even though *I* personally think people say exactly what they mean–I know sometimes folks say whatever they think will get a reaction of out their SO, and then  afterwards say “I don’t mean it”. It really goes both ways. Also, I just love the conviction in his voice. I like the part when he’s talking to God *side eye* and he says:

Stop making excuses, recognize the love she gives and try not to abuse it”. I think its a good lesson personally. do better and appreciate what you have.

“what was straight is now slanted…because I took your love for granted” Hmm.

*sigh* I miss when R. Kelly made good music. but I’m okay with him not making anymore for the rest of my life. lol. I’ll just listen to everything 2003 and back.


7 responses to “When I holler at you…

  1. SoleFood says:

    This the last Kells album that was worth the money. I remember every VSU cat had this one. CLASSIC!

  2. Cryssy says:

    “*I* personally think people say exactly what they mean”

    THAT right there….

    You know I liked the Untitled joint he just dropped…

  3. Personally, my favorite Kellz album is Chocolate Factory (I’ll Never Leave may be my favorite song of his ever) but is definitely a close second.

  4. Reecie says:

    yes Chocolate Factory was a banger too! @skinnyblackgirl. I purchased every CD up until Double Up (except Happy People–for some reason that didn’t appeal to me) but Chocolate Factory was the last one that I truly enjoyed, so yeah 2003 is my cutoff year. lol. My fave on that CD is “you made me love you”.

  5. anson1 says:

    You can’t go wrong with either version of “I Don’t Mean It” in my opinion. I still like the first version better. As far as what he’s done since, I feel Chocolate Factory is a certified classic. Happy People/U Saved Me is different, to say the least. I enjoyed it, but I can see how it would go over people’s heads. TP3.Reloaded is alright & has one of my top 10 R. Kelly songs “Kickin It With Your Girlfriend”. He’s been on autopilot since then.

  6. Streetztalk says:

    Kells made great music. Gotta respect that!

  7. Ms. Minx says:

    I’m with both u & Cryssy on the “saying what u mean” stuff. I haven’t actually willingly listened to Kells since ’03-’04, but this was a good song.

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