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Kill or Be Killed

from The Second Transgression by Tunde Olaniran

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I'm in the bathroom getting ready for work
I don't say a damn word
when you wake up and walk by me down the hallway
I just study my face in the steaming mirror
I hate feeling like this
I really think you much blind
look through me every time
or maybe turn your head
I eat downstairs you eat in bed
but when I get there you play dead
in the dark where I've been led
it's a bullet through my head
I'm dead

Love kills, love kills
You said you wouldn't hurt me but you did
Love kills, love kills
I said I wouldn't hurt you but I did

I can be your Celie
You could be my Mister
next time we can switch up
We'll both need a stitch up
I put my fist up
You can't let your guard down
Look at what we got now: dishes and joint accounts
We're drifting apart
wish we could go back to the start
you argue with me
from this union I could secede, that could be so sweet
both looking for chances to seize
looking for air we can breathe
reaping the crop that we seeded, yeah


That's not love; that's lust
That's not faith; that's trust
That's not dirt; that's dust
That's not blood; that's rust



from The Second Transgression, released December 21, 2012
Music, lyrics, and vox - Babatunde Olaniran


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