Mar 16, 2011

My Apology to Diddy

I owe Diddy a huge apology.

I previously blogged about his song 'I'm Coming Home' and for some reason the video really didn't get to me properly and I disliked the song (obviously, read my post about it).   I ended up hearing it in my car when I was driving and having a particularly rough day, and I was missing my love, and the song affected me.   When songs get to me in a certain way, they make it to my playlist- the one I leave on permanent rotation.   Songs like Hallelujah from Jeff Buckley and Alone by Heart are on that list.   I just added I'm Coming Home.   Listen to it without watching the video- and you will hear what I am talking about.   The emotion in the chorus, the lyrics....it all really has meaning and depth that is for some reason completely lost when you watch the video.

Listen to the song and read the lyrics:


I’m coming home   I’m coming home
Tell the World I’m coming home   Let the rain wash away all the pain of yesterday
I know my kingdom awaits and they’ve forgiven my mistakes
I’m coming home, I’m coming home   Tell the World that I’m coming
Back where I belong, yeah I never felt so strong   (I’m back baby)
I feel like there’s nothing that I can’t try
And if you with me put your hands high   (put your hands high)
If you ever lost a light before, this ones for you   And you, the dreams are for you

I hear “The Tears of a Clown”   I hate that song
I feel like they talking to me when it comes on
Another day another Dawn   Another Keisha, nice to meet ya, get the math I’m gone
What am I ‘posed to do when the club lights come on
Its easy to be Puff, its harder to be Sean
What if the twins ask why I aint marry their mom (why, damn!)   How do I respond?
What if my son stares with a face like my own
And says he wants to be like me when he’s grown
Sh-t! But I aint finished growing
Another night the inevitible prolongs
Another day another Dawn   Just tell Taneka and Taresha I’ll be better in the morn’
Another lie that I carry on   I need to get back to the place I belong
I’m coming home   I’m coming home
Tell the World I’m coming home   Let the rain wash away all the pain of yesterday
I know my kingdom awaits and they’ve forgiven my mistakes
I’m coming home, I’m coming home   Tell the World that I’m coming

“A house is Not a Home“, I hate this song
Is a house really a home when your loved ones are gone
And n-ggas got the nerve to blame you for it   

And you know you woulda took the bullet if you saw it
But you felt it and still feel it   And money can’t make up for it or conceal it
But you deal with it and you keep ballin’   Pour out some liquor, play ball and we keep ballin’
Baby we’ve been living in sin ’cause we’ve been really in love
But we’ve been living as friends   So you’ve been a guest in your own home
It’s time to make your house your home   Pick up your phone, come on
I’m coming home   I’m coming home
Tell the World I’m coming home   Let the rain wash away all the pain of yesterday
I know my kingdom awaits and they’ve forgiven my mistakes
I’m coming home, I’m coming home   Tell the World that I’m coming

“Ain’t No Stopping Us Now“, I love that song
Whenever it comes on it makes me feel strong   I thought I told y’all that we won’t stop
We back cruising through Harlem, Viso blocks   It’s what made me, saved me, drove me crazy
Drove me away than embraced me   Forgave me for all of my shortcomings
Welcome to my homecoming   Yeah it’s been a long time coming
Lot of fights, lot of scars, lot of bottles   Lot of cars, lot of ups, lot of downs
Made it back, lost my dog (I miss you BIG)
And here I stand, a better man! (a better man)   Thank you Lord (Thank you Lord)

I’m coming home   I’m coming home
Tell the World I’m coming home   Let the rain wash away all the pain of yesterday
I know my kingdom awaits and they’ve forgiven my mistakes
I’m coming home, I’m coming home   Tell the World that I’m coming

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