Shameika

Album: Fetch The Bolt Cutters (2020)
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  • I used to walk down the streets on my way to school
    Grinding my teeth to a rhythm invisible
    I used my feet to crush dead leaves like they had fallen from trees
    Just for me
    Just to be crash cymbals

    In class I'd pass the time
    Drawing a slash for every time the second hand went by
    A group of five
    Done twelve times was a minute
    But

    Shameika said I had potential
    Shameika said I had potential
    Shameika said I had potential
    Shameika said I had potential

    I used to march down the windy, windy sidewalks
    Slapping my leg with a riding crop
    Thinking it made me come off so tough
    I didn't smile, because a smile always seemed rehearsed
    I wasn't afraid of the bullies
    And that just made the bullies worse

    In class I'd pass the time
    Drawing a slash for every time the second hand went by
    A group of five
    Done twelve times was a minute
    But

    Shameika said I had potential
    Shameika said I had potential
    Shameika said I had potential
    Shameika said I had potential

    Hurricane Gloria in excelsis deo, that's my bird in my tree
    My dog and my man and my music is my holy trinity
    Hurricane Gloria in excelsis deo, that's my bird in my tree
    My dog and my man and my music is my holy trinity

    Tony told me he'd describe me as pissed off, funny and warm
    Sebastian said, I'm "a good man in a storm"
    Back then I didn't know what potential meant and
    Shameika wasn't gentle and she wasn't my friend
    But she got through to me and I'll never see her again
    She got through to me and I'll never see her again
    I'm pissed off, funny and warm
    I'm a good man in a storm
    And when the fall is torrential, I'll recall

    Shameika said I had potential
    Shameika said I had potential
    Shameika said I had potential
    Shameika said I had potential

    Tony told me he'd describe me as pissed off, funny and warm
    Sebastian said, I'm "a good man in a storm"
    Back then I didn't know what potential meant but
    Shameika wasn't gentle and she wasn't my friend
    But she got through to me and I'll never see her again
    She got through to me and I'll never see her again
    I'm pissed off, funny and warm
    I'm a good man in a storm
    And when the fall is torrential, I'll recall

    Shameika said I had potential
    Shameika said I had potential
    Shameika said I had potential
    Shameika said I had potential
    Shameika said I had potential
    Shameika said I had potential
    Shameika said I had potential Writer/s: Fiona Apple Maggart
    Publisher: BMG Rights Management
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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