“She says she loves me” is a poem by Lamont Carey, American Spokenword artist . I first heard it on Kendrick Lamar’s track Opposites Attract off his 2010 mix tape Overly Dedicated.
It’s a beautiful work of art, depicting the true meaning of love and the sheer irony of it. Enjoy ! 🙂
“She says she loves me, she says she loves me. So, she clings to me even when I want to be left alone. But she’s beautiful. Like, sometimes when I have things on my mind, she’s the perfect person to listen. And she only gives advice, she says when I give her a cue. She says she loves me. Like, when I wake up in the morning she’s sitting on the edge of the bed with a plate of food, wanting to feed me. She says she needs me, she says she loves me. Or like when I’m stepping out of the shower she’s standing there with the towel, wanting to, wanting to dry me off. She says, she says she loves me. So, instead of admitting that she has made another mistake. She says, she says she loves me And I don’t know about love.”
And if that’s not good enough a safari wouldn’t be disregarded but if we’re bungee jumping off the Victoria Falls in Zambia with my fear of heights …? ….are you kidding me? that would just make me retarded.
I wouldn’t kiss you in France cause that would just be cliché, my love would triumph at the top of The Kilimanjaro now that would be touché.
I’d show you that no matter how cloudy or rainy or cold it gets, as long as you rise above the clouds you’ll find the sun gleefully sitting there playing its harmonica unaware of the conditions down below.
And together we’d realize that there’s nothing we know, nothing at all, because in this immense space of a universe there’ll always be something to show.
Now we’re travelling through time, we have our backs to each other, we’re facing alternate universes, the future and past at parallel there’s never been another.
You tell me the future is daunting, I tell you the past is haunting…
But we’ll laugh our hearts out at the serendipity of this wretched life because its beauty is simply astonishing.