“EARTHA” by Jamila Woods

“Your words stuck on repeat, and I’m tired of your shit.”

I used to be afraid of myself
Hung my smile on a shelf
Hid my teeth when I laughed

Now I’m far too grown
For your plot, for your palm
Will you root for me
Or will you leave?

I don’t wanna compromise
Can we make it through the night
I’m tryin to see eye-to-eye
But you look right over me
Your words stuck on repeat
And I’m tired of ya

Howmanytimesdoisitandlistentoya
Idontknowwhyikeepsittinlistenintoya
Howmanytimesdoisitandlistentoya
Idontknowwhyikeepsittinlistenintoya

Howmanytimesdoisitandlistentoya
Idontknowwhyikeepsittinlistenintoya
Howmanytimesdoisitandlistentoya
Idontknowwhyikeepsittinlistenintoya

It’s not that I’m bored
I just heard it before
The space you take up
The curve of your learning
That’s my labor, my love

Explaining myself again
I could have run a mile instead
I could have twist my ends
Instead, I’m laid out in bed
Gaslight in my head, but I said
What I said

I don’t wanna compromise
Can we make it through the night
I’m tryin to see eye-to-eye
But you look right over me
Your words stuck on repeat
And I’m tired of your shit

Who gonna share
My love for me
With me?

Who gonna share
My love for me
With me?

Who gonna share
My love for me
With me?

Yeah

Who gonna share
My love for me
With me?

Who gonna share
My love for me
With me?

Who gonna share
My love for me
With me?

Who gonna share
My love


Jamila Woods pays homage to “EARTHA” in new single

6. “EARTHA”

This one must be for the one and only Eartha Kitt.  

Oh yeah. With this song, I was thinking of her as my guardian angel. If she was to advise me on my current situation or how I think about love and relationships, what would she give me to say? She’s just so sure of herself. I really loved hearing her talk about relationships needing to be earned. I watched a clip from her documentary where she’s in a garden of flowers and the interviewer asks her, “If a man comes into your life, would you compromise?” She basically laughs in his face and says, “For what?” More broadly, it’s important to think about how that attitude of not compromising can change the way you move in your whole life.

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