Diary
by Wale

Album: Attention Deficit (2009)

Songfacts®:

  • This track in 6/8 time features Marsha Ambrosius of the English R&B duo Floetry.
  • The troubled lyrics feature the sentiments of a girl who doesn't feel like she lives up to her worth. Wale states at the end with a spoken word segment, "Her mind's in the clouds, she writes it all in her diary."
  • The song contains a sample of "La Valse D'Amélie" by French musician and composer Yann Tiersen. from the soundtrack of the 2001 film, Amélie.
  • The song's music video was directed by Rik Cordero and shot in New York in and around Sputnik, a local bar and lounge in Brooklyn. Cordero told MTV News: "What he wanted to do was kind of show that we, as men, when we approach a girl, we don't always know exactly what her past was. Whether she was angry or felt a sort of way because another dude made a mistake that we have to pay for, that was the message Wale wanted to get across in this video."

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