“There’s really no end, there’s really no beginning
There’s really no real, there’s really no pretending
There’s really no fail, there’s really no winning
‘Cause nothing really isn’t, everything really isn’t”
W.A.Y.S. – Jhene Aiko
I remember when I first heard this song. I was sitting on my grandma’s stairs. I can’t remember what I was doing, but I was listening to her album at the time. I learned every song probably over the course of two or three weeks. It could be a shorter time frame than that. I was obsessed with the song “To Love & Die” and “Limbo Limbo Limbo” off of the album, so I listened to them the most. Literally, about three months ago, I was listening to her station on pandora and this song came on. I didn’t sing along to the word. I just sat and listened. I was texting someone. It was the end of the song and she said this verse in which she have said a couple times in the song already, it hit me. I had to listen to the song again. I had to really listen to it. It spoke so many volumes. It was just what I needed to hear at the time. It’s what I still need to here. I was in the car yesterday with my friend and her little brother. We were leaving a restaurant and the song came on pandora in the car. It came on at the right time because it was just what I needed to hear just to lift my spirits.
Jhene Aiko is very poetic when it comes to a lot of the things that she write. I would love to write something with her some day.