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A Pavonine Truth
I ain't never left this town
but it's like I been around the world
Ain't never left this one lil town
but I might as well have been round the world.
Yeah, you know the streets
can put a hurt on just about any young girl.
Good lovin love
can put you in a lot of pain.
I know it's funny peoples,
but good love do cause pain.
Make a woman wonder
when her man say, let's try it again.
Some men call me sister,
some, the queen of the earth,
the bearer of all life.
But what really would groove me is my sweet man
callin me his woman, his wife.
Life put a hurt on you
only one thing you can do.
When life put the hurt on you
not but one thing a po chile can do.
I just stand on my hind legs and holla
just let the sound carry me on through.
Take yo self to get self togetha
(ain't it funny though that it
Take a woman to make anotha one pretty
but take a man to make the beauty shine true.
Baby, you gots to keep on lovin me:
My natchal life be dependin on you.
Written by Sherley Anne Williams (1944-1999)
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