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J. Cole - Lights Please

[Verse 1]
Yeah, I had this little bad thing, somethin' like them tens
She gave a nigga mad brain, somethin' like The Wiz
But, you see, the sad thing fuckin' with her is
Is the chick ain't even have brains, dummy like a bitch
So I tried to show her about the world
And about just who we really are
And where we've come and how we still have to go really far
Like, "Baby, look at how we live broke on the boulevard"
But all she ever want me to do is unhook her bra
Then all I really want is for her to go down low
Before you know it, she wet enough to get drowned slow
And all that deep shit I was previously down fo'
Replaced by freak shit I am currently down fo'
You see I peeped it, pussy is power
That proud feelin' we get knowin' that pussy is ours
And how it feels to feel that feelin'
You feelin' when you be drillin' that shit
Got her sayin' you be killin' that shit
And all the pain the world cause, she be healin' that shit
And naw, that ain't your girl, dog
But you be feelin' that chick
And you just wanna tell her everything she might need
But in the meantime it's lights, please

[Chorus]
Lights please, lights please, turn off the lights
For now, everything just seems so right
And how you make the darkness seem so bright
I'm feeling like things gon' be alright
Lights please, lights please, turn off the lights
For now, everything just seems so right
And how you make the darkness seem so bright
I'm feeling like things gon' be alright

Cole told the story at a pre-release listening Session for his debut album Cole World: The Sideline Story, of how this joint scored him his Roc Nation deal and garnered interest from manager Mark Pitts, CEO of Bystorm Entertainment. The Fayetteville, North Carolina, rapper originally recorded the tune for his second mixtape, 2009's The Warm Up and it caught the attention of Pitts, when he was on his way out of the office. "It's like I smelled some food," he recalled Pitts saying when his assistant, Kirk Lightburn, played the song. Soon afterward, Jay-Z got to hear the track and quickly signed him to Roc Nation. Seconds after Cole received the good news that Jay had brought him on board via text message, the exhilarated spitter was bought back to earth when he was pulled over by a cop and arrested. Shot in August 2008, the BB Gunn-directed video details Cole's struggle with the deeper issues he has with his girl. The clip was set to be part of a trilogy along with "Lost Ones" and "Simba" that told one linear story but things didn't work out that way and it was only released in 2014. "We been holding on to it for way too long," Cole told MTV's Sway Calloway on RapFix.

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