Soul Food

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Jon Watts | Soul Food | Lyrics

(He said he loved her.
We were friends then
Sharing secrets with each other
like the fact that he loved her
and I held that secret tight light it was mine, right
but in the limelight I can see my timeline)

See but now I'm looking for my value in my breath
I'm impressed
and I'll breath this love until my final breath is
all that's left

I've got two huge lungs
and no plans,
strong hands
and I can finally say
that I'm proud to be a man

and I'll stand for criticism
but then I'll stand up
I'm not a living victim
I'm a talented musician

and a loving and a thoughtful friend
In the end
I'll deserve every word of praise
that my mother gave me

When I say 'peace' I mean it,
when I love you can believe it
When I show you I'm a human being,
everyone can see it

Look at me
I'm a loving human being
I'm so free
and so are you
(solitude)

I can look inside
and fall in love with what I'm seeing
When I love me
then I'll love you too

It’s Soul Food

So the confession I have
is that I'm beautiful.
And it's my duty to know it
so I haven't been too dutiful.

I've realized now
my innate value
is important
and expressing it is suitable.

I didn't do anything to you.
It was me that I love, hate or I release
(go in peace)

So I encouraged it,
this other people loving me.
The other option looks like self-defeat
(go in peace)

In a way I would say that I did the right thing.
I tried to tell you that I liked her,
we were having a fling.

I'll let me love hover above
this meddlesome thing
that has it's place and dying grace in devil's kingdoms.

It was a miscommunication
and two egos that collided.
For the part I played,
I gave apology.

I saw that you loved her.
I loved her too.

No more self-deprecating ideologies.

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from Mixed Vice Work EP, released June 25, 2009

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Jon Watts Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Quaker poet-producer-songsmith in West Philly.

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