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Raphael_Saadiq_-_The_Way_I_See_ItWikiUserLUMPENPROLETARIATNo matter how good you are to people you know, they’ll make you cry sometimes…

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Sometimes” (2008) by Raphael Saadiq

Let me tell you about my day; it’s such a very long day
It started around seven; and I can hear her pray
That’s why I love Sunday mornings, even when it was cold
There was always something burning, that was good for my soul

As I walk through the yard, I could feel your presence
Givin’ me the time of my life and showerin’ me with life’s lessons
Now, I know what they mean when they say keep your head to the sky
And don’t be too quick to fit in; and don’t think you have to try

This world is strange, so strange; it is
You know, it really hurts inside, yeah (sometimes), sometimes
No matter how good you are to people you know
They’ll make you cry sometimes (sometimes)

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I’m so proud for you to see the young man I came to be
With lifelong struggles, you kept a smile on my face
And, as I’m looking all around me, I say, how can I ever repay you?
Mama was worth more than gold and she always tried to tell me

This road is strange, so strange, so strange, my dear
You know, it really hurts inside, yeah (sometimes)
And no matter how good you are to people you know
They’ll make you cry sometimes, yeah (sometimes)

There’s been a few days when people truly let me down
And said crucial things just to bring me down
And they will rob, beg, and cheat just for their own self-motives and greed
But I guess it ain’t nothing new; it’s something I gotta go through

This road is strange, so strange; it is
You know, it makes me hurt sometimes, yeah (sometimes), sometimes
No matter how good you are to people you know
They’ll make you cry sometimes yeah (sometimes), sometimes

Now how much more can I take before I shoot to kill?
Don’t let them mess with your heart
‘Cos what you’re feelin’ is very real, yeah, yeah

You know, it makes me cry sometimes, baby (sometimes)
Yes, it does
Out of all the days and all the stories you taught me about
You know, it still hurts inside, yeah (sometimes), sometimes

I go through life with my hands in the air saying, Oh, Lord help me there
Oh, it hurts sometimes, baby (sometimes), sometimes
Nobody can tell me better than you about these things I will go through
Oh, it hurt sometimes, baby (sometimes), sometimes

I say; oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, sometimes

Songwriters:  STEFANI, GWEN / BUCHANAN, KEISHA / OZUNA, JR., ROBERT C. / HOWARD, FELIX / STEFANI, ERIC / VONCKEN, BART / SAADIQ, RAPHAEL / DUMONT, THOMAS / LIPSEY, JOHNNY / KANAL, TONY

“Sometimes” lyrics © EMI Music Publishing Ltd., Ugmoe Music Publishing, Moreland Music Publishing, Sm Music Publishing UK Ltd., Music of Windswept, Knock Yourself Out Music, Jake and the Phatman Music

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[RAPHAEL SAADIQ lyrics are property and copyright of their owners.  “Sometimes” lyrics are provided here for educational and personal use only.]

[En sanctuarium, Tuesday, June 9, 2015.]

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