Dirty Laundry

Album: Talk A Good Game (2013)
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  • Let's do this dirty laundry, this dirty laundry
    Let's do this dirty laundry, this dirty laundry
    When you're soaked in tears for years, it never airs out
    When you make pain look this good it never wears out
    This dirty laundry, this dirty laundry

    While my sister was on stage, killing it like a motherfucker
    I was enraged, feeling it like a motherfucker
    Bird in a cage, you would never know what I was dealing with
    Went our separate ways, but I was happy she was killing it
    Bitter, sweet, she was up, I was down
    No lie, I feel good for her, but what do I do now?
    Forget the records, off the record, I was going through some bullshit
    Post Survivor, she on fire, who wanna hear my bullshit?
    Meanwhile this nigga putting his hands on me
    I swear y'all don't know the half of this industry

    Let's do this dirty laundry, this dirty laundry
    Let's do this dirty laundry, this dirty laundry
    When you're soaked in tears for years, it never airs out
    When you make pain look this good it never wears out
    This dirty laundry, this dirty laundry

    And it's almost been a decade
    I'm behind them black shades
    Roll up like it's all good, right up out that escalate
    Fix my make-up,
    "get it together, Kelly, get it together"
    Then we make up,
    Well get it together, nigga, get it together
    Kinda lucky, I was in her shadow
    Phone call from my sister, "what's the matter?"
    She said, "Oh no baby, you gotta leave!"
    I'm on the kitchen floor, he took the keys
    I was mad at everybody,
    I mean everybody
    Yeah, her, her, her, her everybody
    Five years later, I got my shit down phat
    Think I had it good, and they don't know how bad
    Fooled everybody,
    Except myself, soaking in this hurt
    Bathing in the dirt

    Dirty laundry, this dirty laundry
    Let's do this dirty laundry, this dirty laundry
    When you're soaked in tears for years, it never airs out
    When you make pain look this good it never wears out
    Dirty laundry,
    laundry

    So here I am in the spin cycle
    We're coming and we're going, nobody can notice
    And I was trapped in his house, lying to my mama
    Thought it could get no worser as we maximize the drama
    Started to call them people on him
    I was battered
    He hittin' the window like it was me, until it shattered
    He pulled me out, he said, "Don't nobody love you but me
    Not your mama, not your daddy and especially not B."
    He turned me against my sister
    I missed you

    Let's do this dirty laundry, this dirty laundry
    This dirty laundry, this dirty laundry
    When you're soaked in tears for years, it never airs out
    When you make pain look this good it never wears out
    This dirty laundry, dirty laundry

    Love is pain and pain is love,
    He had me fucked up
    Love is pain and pain is love,
    He had me fucked up Writer/s: Carlos McKinney, Kelly Rowland, Terius Nash
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
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