Listening to music– an everyday occurrence for me and felt compelled to write something to Childish Gambino aka Donald Glover’s Baby Boy (<— link provided)
Nearsighted, farsighted… lack of hindsight, but maybe tonight (naw)
I know you wanna go fast, but sometimes what we want from the past
Is right there in front of us– not figuratively, but literally
Too bad society got you believing it’s somewhere else
Too bad society got you feeling that you gotta be someone else
All of us from Virginia, don’t you remember?
July baby, but I really came after September
But that still don’t explain my love for water
And no matter which way a peninsula is pointed it’s still surrounded by some water
Resumes without names– wonder how many would get hired just off credentials
Most positions temporary anyway, no need to be judgmental
I say church– they say teach!
I say church– they say reach!
I say church– they say preach!
I say church– *service over, looks around at the empty building*– church???
Church service only last 2 hours out of the week — 1 percent
Funny how most want to live like the — but give 1 percent
And it ain’t just what you do inside them walls…
But the work on the outside– that gets us that late night call
But maybe tonight… a lack of hindsight
Can serve me better for what was once sighted from afar, but is now near my site
Let’s not think about the past, I know you wanna move fast
And not just literally, but to what awaits us– figuratively
If society could force us apart, somewhere else– that would be too bad
If we both had someone else, society a just say too bad
I remember… you asked me was I from Virginia
Born in June– I came right after, a product of post-September
That’s a 6 and a 9– so divine
Guess that explains my love for water
Separated by all this land, yet we both live by water
Everybody got credentials, but they ain’t got my name
And I think it goes without saying– I am not the same
I say church– they say yes!
I say church– they say confess!
I say church– they say blessed!
I say church– *organ starts back playing, choir gets back up*– church!!!
Ain’t it funny how black churches always go over time– 99 percent
And how everybody could use some prayer cuz lord knows we’ve all sinned– 99 percent
But it ain’t just how we praise God on the inside
It’s the praise and work on the outside– that gets us to the other side