Girl, you know that you need
To stop givin' me the silent treatment, baby
Can't you see what you mean to me?
I want to love you constantly, but you keep neglecting me
And treating me silently

Girl, you know that you need
To stop givin' me the silent treatment, baby
Can't you see what you mean to me?
I want to love you constantly, but you keep neglecting me
And treating me silently

Yo, I had a Queen named Amina, height 5'7"
Caramel-complected, body like Heaven
Met her through the sister of my man, Big Vince
Like some shit from out the flicks, we been in love ever since
She called me her "Chocolate Brotha", I call her my "Sugar Sista"
Knew shorty could work it since before I ever kissed her
I never dissed her, painted my picture to hit
But because sex she wasn't with, she started flippin an' shit
Like, "Listen man, I'm Queen Amina, Amina's not no freak and
That game is weak and keep tryin to hit I could quit speakin'
Tariq in fact, you bein' Black Thought, don't get ya closer
I dig ya but won't bone ya because I'm so-called supposed ta
Most of them would, but that couldn't be me, that's not my flavor
Go home and think about that, maybe later on I'll page ya"
I contemplated, and then concluded she was bluffin'
Steady pursuin' screwin', gettin' nothin' but the silent treatment

Girl, you know that you need
To stop givin' me the silent treatment, baby
Can't you see what you mean to me?
I want to love you constantly, but you keep neglecting me
And treating me silently

Girl, you know that you need
To stop givin' me the silent treatment, baby
Can't you see what you mean to me?
I want to love you constantly, but you keep neglecting me
And treating me silently, silently

Crazy frustration, about my lovin' situation
When patience was a virtue, but I wasn't used to waitin'
I want some Marvin Gaye healin', feelin' is real inside
I slip and slide, my ride'll keep you occupied, I'd
Love to get wit' it like that, but my baby's kitty cat's capped
And locked, Love Boat is docked at the shore
And what for? Later for groupies on tour
Why won't my sugar call me no more?
I mean, my queen gets upset, rejectin' and sexually neglect
Then sayin' I'm more sewer than Das EFX, and closed-minded
It's like I'm blinded by the skinnin'
I'm into women because of that, this one's into communication
Temptation played the vandal, freakin' my brain, my mind
Rippin' the handle on physically scandalous acts
Yo! She knew what I wanted, but she fronted
Bust it

Girl, you know that you need
To stop givin' me the silent treatment, baby
Can't you see what you mean to me?
I want to love you constantly, but you keep neglecting me
And treating me silently

Girl, you know that you need
To stop givin' me the silent treatment, baby
Can't you see what you mean to me?
I want to love you constantly, but you keep neglecting me
And treating me silently, silently

Well, um
Movin' right along with the song, plus the strong
Feelings on my mind, desire to intertwine
Combine and blend, baby bust a message that I send
Ain't no need to pretend, 'cause shit is real 'til the end
I provide a place to hide from crime, hard times
And livin' trife, while I open ya mind, you're in my life
Like love, it ain't no way no one can rise above what's real
That's why I'm feelin' like you're makin' me bugged
I puff a L on fifty deuce while I walk in the rain
Heart feelin' killer pain while I hop the train
Dial her number to the rest, and ain't no messages left
Regardless, my chest thumps from stress, yo it's a mess
I don't know what I got to do to make you understand
I'm for real and that's no question, no frontin' or no guessin'
Undressin', carressin', in the span, that I contain in my hand
Could touch and make you say that I'm such a man
And call my name, so let me set your body aflame
I'll never treat you like a dame or run game
Now, who's to blame?
I know you're not a hoe for niggas with a lot of dough
But I just wanted you to know

Girl, you know that you need
To stop givin' me the silent treatment, baby
Can't you see what you mean to me?
I want to love you constantly, but you keep neglecting me
And treating me silently, silently

Girl, you know that you need
To stop givin' me the silent treatment, baby
Can't you see what you mean to me?
I want to love you constantly, but you keep neglecting me
And treating me silently, silently

Girl, you know that you need
To stop givin' me the silent treatment, baby
Can't you see what you mean to me?
I want to love you constantly, but you keep neglecting me
And treating me silently, silently, silently


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Silent Treatment Lyrics as written by Leonard N. Hubbard Ahmir K. Thompson

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    i find this song so ironic now...when i first saw it was on some show about the good stuff from the 90's this song being one of them. the song is total poetry in motion-but the predicament is quite interesting. even though, as the hook comes in, you'd think oh the girl is just simply holding off (no pun intended). but then you realise that Black Thought is actually speaking of his sexual desires towards the girl. he loves her, truly, you can tell by the speech ('Knew Shorty could work it since before I ever kissed her') but when he wants to go to bed with her-she refuses. that's all in the first verse. the second verse is about the torment he went through because of it. He remains faithful even though oppurtunity arises ('Temptation played the vandal, freakin my brain, my mind'). in the final verse he speaks more of his feelings-how totally real they are ('Ain't no need to pretend, cause shit is real til the end ')...and all in all the song's telling the story of a man who has to deal with a woman who gives him the silent treatment...because she's better than having sex with him-and that's not what she wants. him asking for it is what turns her off in the first place. -i would love more females like this to exist, can i tell ya?

    goodtuneseekeron December 17, 2009   Link
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    Yeah, I would love for more women to exist like that now; there probably is, we've just never met them. Damn, there's no other song that has touched me the most the first time I heard it.

    JustDifferenton April 05, 2010   Link

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