Coulda Swore I Saw You (feat. Pigeon John)

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Chunjay, Verse 1:
Coulda swore I saw you at Whole Foods yesterday
Brown hair and eyes you had that smile on your face
The one I’ve seen in place like a thousand other times
Except on this occasion, your smile wasn’t mine
I dipped into an aisle didn’t want to catch your eye
I didn’t want to ask why an I didn’t wanna lie
And I didn’t want to hear you talk about some other dude
Not trying to be rude but it was you who walked away
I gave you my heart you know I’d give it back again
The Summer of Cicadas was the summer of my Zen
And it was a funeral hymn one of the hardest things I’ve done
The death of our love when we’d only just begun
I know I wasn’t dumb we were on the same page
We were lovers we were friends, we weren’t actors on a stage
Imma try to act my age and stand on solid ground
Can’t make any promises… but I’ll be around

Pigeon John, Chorus:
I’ll be around round round
I’ll be around
You know down down down
You know down
Whenever… yeah…
I coulda swore I saw you just the other day
I’ll be around round round round
I’ll be around
I’ll be around…

Chunjay, Verse 2:
Coulda swore I saw you driving by the church
If it wasn’t “Salt” I can tell you it still hurt
I was in the shirt you know what I’m talking bout
I wish that you could see my growth I think that you’d be proud
I guess I owe a lot to you for stirring up my soul
Bursting up my bubble now I’m learning to be whole
Learning to be me, learning to be free
I may be yearning for your touch I’m making peace with this debris
I may look a little funny with these ashes on my face
I may be a little hungry from the splashes and the chase
Thought it was a race at first, fought you and embraced the curse
Brought you in my world til you stopped and hit reverse
…taking care of business
Got a lotta love for you as God as my witness
Forgiveness is yours and you know that I’m down
We can make it better… I’ll be around

Chunjay, Verse 3:
Coulda swore I saw you down at the brewery
No, I know I saw you cause you hugged me in a hurry
Wave an a side hug, you were on your iPhone
Cicadas be noisy bugs, diamonds turned to rhinestones
From in-zone to friend zone don’t really know how
Feelin kinda silly when I put my hand to the plow
Push through the mess, trying not to stress out
Spending all my time second guessing all your doubts
I spent too many days thinking what you thinking on
I went into a phase I was drinking too much drink and on
I don’t really see what I’m spending all my time for
At some point you became a pretty little eye sore
I guess that time is now, I’m really sick and tired
I gave you 100 but everything backfired
Loved every ounce of you—my efforts have been drowned
I wish you all the best… but I can’t be around

Pigeon John, Outro:
I’ll be down for you, you’ll be down for me


from The Summer of the Cicadas, released February 10, 2017
Music: Flatline
Lyrics and Vocals: Chunjay and Pigeon John



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Unconventional hip-hop since 1998. The Summer of the Cicadas is a double album, releasing in February 10, 2017 on Invisible Library Records.

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