Shades - Wale feat Chrisette Michele

(Boy)Beautiful (x7)


Chip on my shoulder big enough to feed

Cambodia see I Neva fit into they quotas

Sneakers wasn't fitting and my knees needed

lotion long before I knew the significance of a comb

I roam like phone with no vocal reception

immigrant parents had me feeling like a step kid

And black Americans Neva did accept me that's

why I grab so much when respect dig

I Neva fit in with them light skins

I felt the lighter they was the beta that they life is

So I resented them and they resented me cheated on light skin,

Dominique when we was seventeen

I figure id hurt her she evidently hurt me

and all women who had light features, see

Id Neva let a light broad hurt me,

that's why I strike first and the verse cuts deep


All my light skinned girls to my dark skin brothers

Shades doesn't matter heart makes the lover

Boy you're so beautiful boy

you're so beautiful shades doesn't matter heart makes the lover

Boy (beautiful caramel),

Boy (beautiful coffeepot)

Boy (Beautiful chocolate)

Boy (Beautiful toffee)

Boy (Beautiful pecan)

Boy (beautiful licorice) (boy you're so beautiful)

Verse 2:

Just another naughty head n_gga hoping

Wes snipes make my life a bit different

In middle school I had to write to be timid

I had beautiful words but girls never listened

Listen, blacker the berry sweeter the powder

well im fruit punch concentrate and they water

Walk into my room thinking how to make moves

ain thinking like a student but how ice t do it

Light dudes had the girls looking there all year it's not fair,

the ones with the good hair

Couldn't adapt to naps I wear caps they nap

and slept on me man I hate black

Skin tone I wish I could take it back or

rearrange my status maybe if I was khaki

Associating light skin with classy the menstrual show

showed a me that was not me


Black is beautiful but, but ask them beautiful light

girls if its black they attract to usually

What if Barack skin was all black truthfully would

he be a candidate or just a blackened community

because black dudes tend to lack unity and them

black girls ain on the tube usually

Right Now at 23 I ain mad at them reds no more

but for long time I had gone cold in

Blindfolded my own insecurity was holding me back to reds

I ain know how to act

They would get the cold shoulder and

know it was an act a defense mechanism what I thought that I lacked


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