The Soundtrack of My Life

the music that keeps me going…

Slow it Down…

This is the title of one of my favorite Little Brother songs. When I heard Phonte’s  second verse I immediately had a “wow if that ain’t the truth” moment. Even though I am not a man, I could totally feel his POV and had actually been there myself–a time in my life when I didn’t want to be tied down, but wanted the convenience and comfort of having a guy around. I had been told a few times by the opposite sex in the past that I think or act “like a man” and at certain points of my life I probably did.

I’m no longer there, I totally embrace being a woman in my relationships, and if that includes being emo, then I’m cool with that because I’ve learned that I benefit more from putting my thoughts and feelings out there, than trying to run game. Game recognizes game, so I can point it out quickly as well. And I’m quick to call a dude on it too. Just not how I move these days. It’s pointless, no longer my style.

anyway here’s the verse:

Sometimes I think I’m from another world (preach)
When I’m trynna tell a woman just exactly where I stand, that (aight)
I want a girl, when I want a girl
And when I don’t want a girl, I want a girl who understands that
And that’s some hard shit to explain
To a woman that’s in love with you, it’s a pitiful thing
Until I had to figure
That I don’t wanna play around, but I don’t wanna settle down
And that’s a man’s dilemma, ’cause every man remembers
How his daddy and his uncles did it
‘Cause more than likely that’s the way they’re gonna do it
I know it sound fucked up and most wont admit it
But yo, I gotta face it ’cause I know I’m living through it
‘Cause when the party stops and niggaz get old
And the chain and the cars and the houses get sold, and that
Other side of the bed gets cold, you don’t wanna be alone
So girl I’m trynna hold you…

The entire song is fire though “…lady you should be…right here next to me, just come around, I’ll slow it down just for you…”