"Love Is..." as written by James Dewitt Yancey, Lonnie Rashid Lynn, Anna Gordy Gaye, Marvin P. Gaye, James Jr. Nyx and Elgie Stover....
How beautiful love can be
On the streets love is hard to see
It's a place I got to be
Loving you is loving me
How beautiful love can be
On the streets love is hard to see
Gotta reach that frequency
Loving you is loving me

Yeah, you know what love is
Even found it on the ground where the thugs live
My man had to dig deep to find his
Couldn't sleep 'cause on the real he had five kids
Live nig's, real niggas express and taste it
At crap games, black dames and big faces
Cases in court, fam' showin' love and support
You and your baby's mom thought that love was a sport
As men we were taught to hold it in
That's why we don't know how 'til we're older men
If love is a place I'ma go again
At least now, now I know to go within
At time it can take ya for a spin
Heartbreak hotel then you're home again
I've seen love make a nigga soul pretend
Like a story that he don't want to end
Yo

How beautiful love can be
On the streets love is hard to see
It's a place I got to be
Loving you is loving me
How beautiful love can be
On the streets love is hard to see
Gotta reach that frequency
Loving you is loving me

It's all love where we come from
In the hood love we was told to run from
That same hood where the guns sung
We holla love, hopin' it would come one
Crack got so many lives undone
From lack of love many hide some run
I knew this girl with a son who dreamt of actin' in plays
Demonstration with her man had her trapped in a maze
Tryin' to find herself again, much of that she'd have gave
Love can free us, to it some of us react as a slave
Funny, we love 'em more when they're relaxed in a grave
Wonder if a thug is raw, is he actin' afraid?
Everybody loves sun, why do I attract shade?
Heard of the love of money, but compassion it pays
Talk about it with my youth so she'd understand
What it is to be loved by a man
Uh

How beautiful love can be
On the streets love is hard to see
It's a place I got to be
Loving you is loving me
How beautiful love can be
On the streets love is hard to see
Gotta reach that frequency
Loving you is loving me

Some say that I'm a dreamer 'cause I talk about it often
Seen the hardest nigga soften wit' his homie in a coffin
We walk and stand in, fall in it
With the right companion we all in it
Mary sang a song about it, having broad limits
In the game of life, it's the scrim age
Reminiscing on letters I wrote in my small days
A letter to the people, love always
Yeah

How beautiful love can be
On the streets love is hard to see
It's a place I got to be
Loving you is loving me
How beautiful love can be
On the streets love is hard to see
Gotta reach that frequency
Loving you is loving me


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"Love Is..." as written by Marvin Gaye Anna Gaye

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    General Commentwe walk and stand in, fall in it
    with the right companion we all in it



    mmmm i love that.
    forelsket segon January 21, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is probably my favorite by common ever
    ghostson February 10, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis song touches on a an issue not really referred to in music. sometimes its surprising and a little shocking to find out who you really love at the moment.

    As men we were taught to hold it in
    That's why we don't know how 'til we're older men

    I've seen love make a nigga soul pretend
    Like a story that he don't want to end

    We walk and stand in, fall in it
    With the right companion we all in it
    estamateon September 08, 2009   Link
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    General Commentso real

    God cancels out one and now hes given me another.

    just like that

    and i'm gonna treat this one with respect
    JamzXIVon October 12, 2011   Link

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