Religious

Album: Untitled (2009)
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Songfacts®:

  • This is the second single from R&B singer-songwriter R Kelly's tenth studio album, Untitled.
  • In this ballad Kelly sings about the greatness in a relationship. He explained to MTV News: "It's talking about a man who's complimenting his girl in such a street way. Such a street way." He added: "The man doesn't necessarily go to church, but he's got a girl that goes to church and she cleans the house and she does things that his mother would do. His mother was so religious she went to church all the time. This girl has got this man to having second thoughts about running the streets. She's got him thinking. His pastor didn't do it. The people that love him, that want him out of these streets, didn't do it for him - but this girl has got him thinking about coming out of the streets, stopping the violence, the gang-banging, other things he's doing. This girl reads the Bible, she goes to church on Sunday, sometimes on Wednesday. She's really got love for God and she's hanging in there with him trying to pray him on in. It's starting to touch him and give him second thoughts. 'Maybe I ought to go on and go this way.' "

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