Thin Line

Album: Power in Numbers (2002)
  • [Chali 2na]
    Yo, this is a lesson in friendship
    The depths of a kinship
    What women and men begin with, and then slip
    My pen drips
    As I scribble my thoughts on thin strips
    Of emotion
    A fraction, seduction, attraction
    Eruption of passion
    Corrupts if a lasted friendship's involved
    But love to cross the line
    But that's why we built these walls

    [Chorus: Nelly Furtado]
    We been friends for a long time, a very close friend of mine
    Love you like you was mine, but respect a thin line
    I love you like you was mine, think about you all the time
    Very close friend of mine, but respect a thin line

    Opposite's attract
    When the female and male come in contact
    Sticky situation in fact
    Trying not to let the feelings catch
    But there's a thin line between both of y'all
    So you respect that
    And entertain the idea, but get brought back
    To reality, and could you really live with that?
    Decision, based on intuition
    You love and keep your distance
    Hug and kiss in friendship

    [Marc 7]
    An ongoing kinship, we was people to begin with
    Disrespect was not intended
    But your feelings sparked the sentence
    Sometimes you're too intense in your quest to invent
    The perfect man, please understand, my rhyme is your repent

    [Chorus: x2]

    Man, too bad that we became friends first
    I'm not on expert on how relationships should work
    But, (echos) from the minute it as known
    It changed the whole tone on how we spoke on the phone
    Yo, it was cool but I felt it wasn't enough
    And I was stuck when your moms would pick it up
    Over you, all my buddies would swoon
    But I felt we were in tune, you let me up in your room. (Damn)
    But to me girl, you're still off limits
    No matter all the times that I hinted (Yo, what you doing after this?)
    Infatuation was authentic, but yo I just pretended
    So I wouldn't lose the friendship
    Maybe, I should spill all my guts
    Or write a letter, then tear it up
    Or do a song, just to say what's up
    I want, just, a touch

    [Chorus: x2]

    [Nelly Furtado]
    I can't do this anymore
    See my heart just spills out when you walk in the door
    Friendship turns into lust and this only tip
    That I can't comprehend even if I knew it
    Can't do justice to these things that I'm feeling
    You got someone else, don't want to be caught stealing
    Hell if she knew she would never leave us alone
    In the room

    [Chali 2na]
    This was a lesson in friendship
    I stress in this sentence
    Should women and men be friends first?
    And then slip?
    My pen drips as I scribble my thoughts on thin strips
    Of devotion

    Opposites attract
    And best friends make a perfect match
    If you only knew that
    Once you cross, ain't no turning back
    The minute you let him in it and he hit that
    That's that

    [Marc 7]
    We was people to begin with, but you was too relentless
    Jeopardizing kinship, respect is intended
    Resolve is my intent
    While we got it in
    I'm trying to salvage a friendship

    Publisher: Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
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