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Dec

Storytelling. It’s an art and a gift. Living with singer-songwriters has given me a new appreciation for the complexities of capturing your audience’s attention. The music industry is and always has been all about the package. But NOTHING tops the ability to craft a song! This is just the first of many songs I’ll share from the talented Jhené Aiko. The fact that she sings Tupac’s songs in her performances gives me insight to the type of ideas she’s willing to tackle. Check out her lyrics below.

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In Love We Trust by Jhené Aiko

In the heart of LA, there’s a lost little girl with a head full of curls
And the weight of the world on her shoulders
But her story gets colder
Hold up

All the men that she’s ever encountered have proved to be cowards
Misued and abused her and bruised her with power
Now her doubt’s getting louder

And all her tears are building up
And all her fears are killing her
She don’t believe in Love no more
She don’t believe in Love
But I believe in her, yeah
But I believe in her
Cuz I believe in Love
And Love believes in us, yes

In the streets of NY, there’s a guy who’s just tryna get by
9 to 5, selling dope on the side
For his son turning 1, MoneyGrams every 1st of the month for his Mom

Baby mom’s always calling with problems, plus his brother in Harlem
just got killed - a drug deal that has gone wrong
With everything that’s going on

All his tears are building up
And all his fears are killing him
He don’t believe in Love no more
He don’t believe in Love
But I believe in him
Yes I believe in him
And I believe in Love
Cuz Love believes in us, trust

[Casey Veggies verse]

Now all our tears are building up
And all our fears are killing us
We don’t believe in Love no more
We don’t believe in Love
But Love believes in us, yes
Cuz Love believes in us, trust
Love believe in us, trust Love
Cuz Love believes in us, trust Love

Believe in Love, Believe in us

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Written & transcribed by Kay.DS

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