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    Everything But the Girl / Lyrics

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    "Silent Treatment" Lyrics

    Everything But the Girl feat. The Roots

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    Intro/Chorus: repeat 2X

    Girl you know that you need

    to stop givin' me the silent.. treatment baby

    Can't you see what you mean to me?

    I wanna love you constantly, but you keep neglecting me

    And treating me silently

    Verse One: BlackThought

    Yo, I had a Queen named Amina, height 5'7"

    Caramel-complected, body like heaven

    Met her through the sister of my man Big Vince

    Like some shit from out the flicks we been in love ever since

    She called me her chocolate brotha, I call her my sugar sista

    Knew Shorty could work it since before I ever kissed her

    I never dissed her, painted my picture to hit

    But because sex she wasn't with, she started flippin an' shit

    Like, "Listen man, I'm Queen Amina, Amina's not no freak and

    that game is weak and keep tryin to hit I could quit speakin

    Tariq in fact, you bein BlackThought don't get ya closer

    I dig ya but won't bone ya because I'm so-called supposed ta

    Most o' them would, but that couldn't be me, that's not my flava

    Go home and think about that, maybe later on I'll page ya..."

    I contemplated, and then concluded she was bluffin

    Steady pursuin screwin, gettin nothin but the silent treatment

    Chorus (+ "Silently bay-bee" at end)

    Verse Two: BlackThought

    Crazy frustration, about my lovin situation

    When patience was a virtue, but I wasn't used to waitin

    I want some Marvin Gaye healin, feelin is real inside

    I slip and slide, my ride'll keep you occupied, I'd..

    love to get wit it like that, but my baby's kitty cat's capped

    and locked, Love Boat is docked at the shore

    And what for? Later for groupies on tour

    Why won't my sugar call me no more?

    I mean, my Queen gets upset, rejectin and sexually neglect

    Then sayin I'm more sewer than Das EFX, and closed-minded

    It's like I'm blinded by the skinnin

    I'm into women; because of that, this one's into communication

    Temptation played the vandal, freakin my brain, my mind

    Rippin the handle on physically scandalous acts

    Yo! She knew what I wanted, but she fronted

    ... bust it


    Verse Three: BlackThought

    Well umm

    Movin right along with the song, plus the strong

    feelings on my mind, desire to intertwine

    Combine and blend, baby bust a message that I send

    Ain't no need to pretend, cause shit is real til the end

    I provide a place to hide from crime, hard times

    and livin trife, while I open ya mind, you're in my life

    like love, it ain't no way no one can rise above what's real

    That's why I'm feelin like you're makin me bugged

    I puff an El on fifty deuce while I walk in the rain

    Heart feelin killa pain while I hop the train

    Dial her number to the rest, and ain't no messages left

    Regardless, my chest thumps from stress, yo it's a mess

    I don't know what I got to do to make you understand

    I'm for real and that's no question, no frontin or no guessin

    Undressin, carressin, in the span, that I contain in my hand

    could touch and make you say that I'm such a man

    and call my name, so let me set your body aflame

    I'll never treat you like a dame or run game

    Now who's to blame?

    I know you're not a hoe for niggaz with a lot of dough

    But I just wanted you to know

    Chorus (+ "silently" at end)

    Chorus 1/2 (+ "silently, si-lent-ly" at end)

    *whistling of music fades away*
    This song was submitted on July 2nd, 2010 and last modified on October 18th, 2016.
    Copyright with Lyrics © RESERVOIR MEDIA MANAGEMENT INC, Universal Music Publishing Group.
    Written by Ahmir K. Thompson, Leonard N. Hubbard, Scott Spencer Storch, Tarik L. Collins.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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