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The ‘LIT’ Album Experience

LIT is a ‘lyrical remix’ album where I take mainstream pop and hip hop songs that have an amazing sound and style (but leave a lot to be desired in terms of lyrical content), and I infuse them with my own original, spiritually-conscious lyrics.


Day 6 – “True Friend”


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The Original Song

50 Cent ft. Olivia – “Best Friend”
***Warning Explicit Content***

Song Facts:
Release Date: 1/19/2006
Billboard Hot 100 Chart Peak: 35th
YouTube Streams: 60 million+


My Lyrical Remix – “True Friend”




The Lyrics

[Intro]
Yeah,
It’s a word we throw around a lot these days,
Sometimes, I’m not even sure we really know what it means,
Yeah, uh, uh, yeah, yo

[Verse 1]
928, that’s how many friends it says I got on my page,
They come around once in awhile, hit me up on my birthday,
HBD, they exclaim, cuz exclamation marks are how you indicate your love,
Without one, it feels like you don’t care bruh,
And if you type two or three, or four or five, hah, it’s a jubilee, blows your mind,
It makes you smile when they flash you a thumbs up,
Someone left a thoughtful comment, now you dumbstruck,
Eyes twinkling, feeling so special,
Size of your friends list, keep it growing, never settle,
Keep the pedal to the metal, request request, accept accept,
Obsessed obsessed, except the fact that friends are not something that you possess,
Just by clicking a button, that’s why you’re still feeling upset,
Cuz the feeling you get, when someone likes one of your pics, elated,
But then you see that it’s just a pixelated fantasy, colors on a screen,
Now you’re jaded, true friends, or am I playing pretend?

[Hook]
True friends are hard to find, sometimes I feel so alone,
When you have a true friend at your side, in your heart you know, you know,
It’s about aint about only laughing and having fun, a true friend wants to help you grow,
True friends always make you smile, and help you see that nothing’s impossible,

[Verse 2]
Maybe that was a little harsh,
I’m not trying to sound like your granny, smith, kinda tart,
Like kids these days, always staring at their phones,
Wish they’d leave the phones at home, can’t hold a conversation,
Only care about themselves, remember the good ole’ days,
Kiss those times farewell,
Well, there’s a little truth in that sentiment,
But I’m not saying there’s something inherently wrong with social networking,
I got love for my Facebook fam, and all my homies on Instagram,
But when you’d rather send a message to someone a hundred miles away
Than show love to the person right next to you,
You’ve gone as mad as the hatter, took the ladder down the rabbit hole,
Let me bring the focus back into view,

[Hook]
True friends are hard to find, sometimes I feel so alone,
When you have a true friend at your side, in your heart you know, you know,
It’s about aint about only laughing and having fun, a true friend wants to help you grow,
True friends always make you smile, and help you see that nothing’s impossible,

[Verse 3]
I hope I’m not sounding too critical,
Cuz truth be told, I’m trying to learn how to be a true friend to others too,
Don’t want to be hypocritical,
That’s a bugaboo buckaroo, see
The imperfect eye beholds imperfections
The I’m perfect lie, well that’s an infection
Caused by lack of self-reflection,
Your eyes are looking in the wrong direction,
So when you start to notice the faults in other people, just take a second,
And then remind where yourself where that human being came from,
The All Powerful, All Mighty, All Knowing Creator,
The God of Perfection, Clemency, and Mercy,
The All-Forgiving, All Generous, All Loving God,
We need spiritual nourishment, support, assistance, and encouragement,
True friends give us courage when we’re serving and our fears make us want to hide away like hermit then, your friends, they give you a hand, your fears start to melt away, you feel determined again, true friends they’re a godsend, cuz God is, a better friend, than I am to myself, can I get Amen!

[Hook]
True friends are hard to find, sometimes I feel so alone,
When you have a true friend at your side, in your heart you know, you know,
It’s about aint about only laughing and having fun, a true friend wants to help you grow,
True friends always make you smile, and help you see that nothing’s impossible


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Elevated Conversation

Based on today’s lyrical remix, here are some questions for reflection:

1) What qualities do you admire most in a friend?
2) What makes someone a TRUE friend?

As I wrote this song, I realized that I have so much to learn about friendship! I’m always striving to be a better friend to others, so I’m excited to hear how you all view friendship. Leave a comment below!👇🏽

 

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