Mary J. Blige /

Reflections (I Remember)

I remember [x7]

[Verse 1:]
Back before
The record deal
And the cars
And the cribs
And the way
That things
Took off
I was signin'
At Lucy's
On 1-25th
Just tryin'
My best
To get on
Back when
Me and Puff
And B.I.G.
Was kids
And I knew
I was young
And tough
And fresh in love
And it was
All a dream
Signing a contract
No guiding light
Just hopin' I
I can get out
The projects
And get my
Family right
'Cause they
Were my life
In Red Zones
In Bentley's
You can
Catch me
Tryna do me
I was jaded
On the block
I coulda faded
On the block
But I made it
Off the block
And I

I remember
Back when
I didn't know
Which way
To live
I remember
Back when
Pain was
All I had
To give
The reflections
Of my life

I see the
Lessons that I've learned
And now I know
Heartbreak don't exist
When it's been
Torn apart
By love

[Verse 2:]
I use to
Throw a fit
I use
To shed
A doubt
And blame it
On a man
But that
Was Mary than
And this is
Mary now
You gotta understand
It's about
How we
Respect ourselves
And the men
Have no control
Of our self-esteem
And when
We see that
Then we can
Let go


Now I made
Some mistakes
I lost some
Friends along
The way
But I don't
Carry it
'Cause it
Made me
A better chick
Its my life
And I know
That there's
More for
Me to see
I may not be
What I'm
Suppose to
But I can
Tell you right now
I ain't what
I use to be


I remember [x7]