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    "Between Me, You & Liberation" Lyrics

    Common feat. Cee Lo Green

    [First Verse]
    She rested her head upon my chest
    Sensed liberation in between breaths
    Wonder if sex is what she found it in
    Peace, found it laying down with men
    Wasn't there to judge her, many ways I loved her
    It was more than bodies we shared with each other
    We layed under the cover of friends
    A place where many lovers began
    I began, to feel her body shake in my hand
    Body language, it's so hard trying to understand
    Usually after sex, it's a good feel

    Took by silence, emotion stood still
    I could feel, her tears spill, from her grille
    Hurt from before that began to build
    She told me hold me, a story she assembled it
    Tellin' it, trying not to remember it
    It was a story of innocence taken
    Thought she could redeem, through love makin'
    When she was eight she was raped by her father
    And tried to escape through multiple sex partners
    Felt pitiful, she had only learned,
    To love through the physical, inside it burned
    My heart turned, I thought of what this man did
    She forgave him, she grew to understand it
    Her soul was tired and never really rested
    Only with men through aggression
    Said it was a blessing and it happened for a reason
    By speaking it, she found freedom
    Between me and you (echo)

    [Chorus - Cee-Lo]
    Sometimes I wish a, careless whisper
    Serenade her, without speaking a word
    Because of you I'm stronger, I'm afraid no longer
    I feel so alive in me, you have liberated me

    [Second Verse]
    She laid, I watched her breathe
    Happy to be here, not afraid to leave
    I couldn't concieve her not being here
    Death in her face her not having fear
    Less than a year she was diagnosed with it
    Memories of that year, so close and vivid
    Happiness, would only visit, once in a while
    To watch an adult, becoming a child
    Somehow, I knew she'd make it
    The life of one so given early would God take it?

    Hurt she placed in, hope and prayer
    Hurt she placed in chemo and lost hair
    I stare with my eyes closed
    Wonder when the body leave does the mind go
    Watchin' Jordan became less important
    Seeing this disease eat away my aunt's organs
    According to doctors theres no cure
    We went through doubt, and cases of insure
    Wish I knew then how to heal with herbs
    Knew a part of her I could heal with words
    But the (?) was (?)
    What seemed like the end was the beginning for her
    Like that, she didn't want us to remember her
    No more medication did she want us to give to her
    It spread from her liver to her lungs to her last breath
    Only to be freed through death
    Between me and you (echo)


    [Third Verse]
    He spoke with his eyes, tear-filled
    A lump in his throat, his fear built
    My whole life it was in steel
    This ain't the way that men feel
    A feeling, he said he wish he could kill
    A feeling, not even time could heal
    This is how real life's supposed to be?
    For it to happen to someone close to me?
    So far we'd come, for him to tell me
    As he did, insecurity held me
    I felt like he failed me
    To the spirit, yelled help me
    I'd known him for like what seemed forever
    About going pro we dreamed together
    Never knew it would turn out like this
    For so long he tried to fight this
    Now there was no way for him to ignore it
    His parents found out and hated him for it
    How could I judge him? Had to accept him if I truly loved him
    No longer he said had he hated himself
    Through sexuality he liberated himself
    Between me and you (echo)


    This song was submitted on January 3rd, 2005 and last modified on November 24th, 2016.
    Copyright with Lyrics © Peermusic Publishing, Universal Music Publishing Group.
    Written by James Jason Poyser, Thomas Decarlo Callaway, Lonnie Rashid Lynn, Giuseppe Henry Palladino, Ahmir K Thompson, James Dewitt Yancey.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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