SONG OF THE DAY: Jill Scott – A Long Walk

SONG OF THE DAY

Jill Scott

A Long Walk

 

Jill Scott began her performing career as a spoken word artist, appearing at live poetry readings to perform her work. Eventually Amir Thompson, better known as Questlove from the band The Roots, discovered her.  Scott made her debut with the band during a live show where she performed vocals for the song “You Got Me,” which she helped co-write with The Roots. The final version of the song featured singer Erykah Badu.

SONG OF THE DAY Jill Scott  A Long Walk

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Later that year Scott released her first studio album, Who is Jill Scott? Words and Sounds Vol. 1, which featured the hit “A Long Walk.”  The album went platinum and was nominated for Best R&B Album.

 

Jill Scott  A Long Walk

Scott is one of the more underrated R&B soul artist today.  Her vocal range and songwriting abilities make her timeless as she effortlessly blends soul, jazz and poetry into her artistry.  Since her rise in the music industry, Scott has recently taken her talents to the silver screen and is set to release her fifth studio album Women sometime this year.

 

Check out the lyrics and video for the sexy, cool track “A Long Walk”:

 

 

Lyrics:

You’re here, I’m pleased

I really dig your company

Your style, your smile, your peace mentality

Lord, have mercy on me

I was blind, now I can see

What a king’s supposed to be

Baby I feel free, come on and go with me

 

Let’s take a long walk around the park after dark

Find a spot for us to spark

Conversation, verbal elation, stimulation

Share our situations, temptations, education, relaxations

Elevations, maybe we can talk about Surah 31:18

 

Your background it ain’t squeaky clean s**t

Sometimes we all got to swim upstream

You ain’t no saint, we all are sinners

But you put your good foot down and make your soul a winner

I respect that, man you’re so phat

And you’re all that, plus supreme

Then you’re humble man I’m numb

Yo with feeling, I can feel everything that you bring

 

Let’s take a long walk around the park after dark

Find a spot for us to spark

Conversation, verbal elation, stimulation

Share our situations, temptations, education, relaxations

Elevations, maybe we can talk about Revelation 3:17

 

Or maybe we can see a movie

Or maybe we can see a play on Saturday (Saturday)

Or maybe we can roll a tree and feel the breeze and listen to a symphony

Or maybe chill and just be, or maybe

Maybe we can take a cruise and listen to the Roots or maybe eat some passion fruit

Or maybe cry to the blues

Or maybe we could just be silent

Come on, Come on

 

Let’s take a long walk around the park after dark

Find a spot for us to spark

Conversation, verbal elation, stimulation

Share our situations, temptations, education, relaxations

Elevations, maybe we can talk about Psalms in entirety

 

Let’s take a long walk around the park after dark

Find a spot for us to spark

Conversation, verbal elation, stimulation

Share our situations, temptations, education, relaxations

Elevations, maybe we can talk about Psalms in entirety

 

Or maybe we can see a movie

Or maybe we can see a play on Saturday (Saturday)

Or maybe we can roll a tree and feel the breeze and listen to a symphony

Or maybe chill and just be, or maybe

Maybe we can take a cruise and listen to the Roots or maybe eat some passion fruit

Or maybe cry to the blues

Or maybe we could just be silent

Come on,

 

Let’s take a long walk around the park after dark

Find a spot for us to spark

Conversation, verbal elation, stimulation

Share our situations, temptations, education, relaxations

Elevations, maybe baby, maybe we can save the nation

Come on, Come on

 

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