Side Effects

Album: E=MC2 (2008)
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  • It's M.C. and Y.J.
    Another hit, okay
    We lookin' fine, takin' off
    Saw us on a runway
    On any given Sunday,
    Monday, Tuesday (haha)
    They try to confuse me,
    I never let 'em use me

    I was a girl, you was a man
    I was too young to understand
    I was naive, I just believed
    Everything that you told me

    Said you were strong, protecting me
    Then I found out that you were weak
    Keeping me there under your thumb
    Cause you were scared that I'd become much

    More than you could handle
    Shining like a chandelier
    That decorated every room
    Inside this private hell we built
    And I dealt with it like a kid
    I wished I could fly away but instead

    I kept my tears inside cause I knew if I
    Started I'd keep cryin' for the rest of my
    Life with you I finally built up the strength
    To walk away don't regret it
    But I still live with the side effects

    [Chorus]
    Wakin' up scared some nights
    Still dreamin' 'bout the violent times
    Still a little protective 'bout the people
    That I let inside
    Still a little defensive
    Thinkin' folks be tryin' to run my life
    Still a little depressed
    Inside I fake a smile and deal with the

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    Vacant inside no one was there
    Couldn't be real, had to keep quiet
    Once in a while put up a fight
    It's just too much night after night

    After a while I would just lie
    You were dead wrong said you were right
    Did what I could just to survive
    Couldn't believe this was my life

    Flickering like a candle
    Doin' my best to handle
    Sleepin with the enemy
    Aware that he was smothering
    Every last part of me
    So I broke away and finally
    Found the strength to breathe

    I kept my tears inside cause I knew if I
    Started I'd keep cryin' for the rest of my
    Life with you I finally built up the strength
    To walk away don't regret it
    But I still live with the side effects

    [Chorus]

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    Hey Magnifico or should I say Magnificent?
    Ain't nothing worth your happiness
    And I ain't caring who you're with
    Misery love company so we ain't tryin' to hang with y'all
    Hurt you if you let 'em in
    Gotta keep your circle small
    Keep tryin' to play
    I tell him I ain't blowin' tho
    Think they want me outta here,
    I tell 'em I ain't goin' tho
    Side effects be drowsiness,
    Loneliness,
    How is this?
    I think the call it hateration,
    What can you prescribe for this?

    Forgive but I can't forget
    Everyday I deal with this
    I live with the side effects
    But I ain't gon let them get the best of me
    Forgive but I can't forget
    Everyday I deal with this
    I live with the side effects
    But I ain't gon let them get the best of me

    I kept my tears inside cause I knew if I
    Started I'd keep cryin' for the rest of my
    Life with you I finally built up the strength
    To walk away don't regret it
    But I still live with the side effects

    [Chorus]

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    Side effects Writer/s: CRYSTAL JOHNSON, JAY JENKINS, MARIAH CAREY, SCOTT STORCH
    Publisher: RESERVOIR MEDIA MANAGEMENT INC, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 1

  • Tanya from La Verne, CaThe best song off of "E=MC2". I love the lyrics and the haunting bassline.
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