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My constant jam back in 1996 / 1997, from Ghostface Killah’s first solo album Ironman.

Excerpt from Blue Lines Chapter 20: Left As Friends But Returned As One:
Key noticed Renee and Azul making eye contact and grabbed her friend by the arm. Azul submitted to her forcefulness. Key was welcomed into Blue’s room by the scent of candles and burning incense.
“Love will never have to say goodbye
I’m just a fool in love is all I am.”
Her ears were invaded by the sounds of Ghost Face Killah’s romantic opus “Camay”. Key looked at Blue’s squinted eyes and his cornrow braids that, frayed by wear hung to the sides of his head. He lifted his head and in a low tone greeted his girlfriend.
“Peace Key,” Blue said sipping his green tea, “I’m glad you’re here love. What is Azul up to?”

[Intro: Ghostface (sample is Teddy Pendergrass)]

What`s happenin (love was never born to say, goodbye) what`s happenin
(love was never born to say, goodbye) Yo, yeah!
(Smokin?) Yeah.
(just another helpless) We gotta come smoke with me
(fool in love is what I am) This is it
(We smoke baby) (just another helpless) another chamber baby
(fool in love is what I am) slide y`all in

[Cappadonna] You know how we do!

[Verse One: Raekwon the Chef]

Yo, what`s the deal Goldie locks?
Ain`t buttin I`m just hibernatin love that watch
Pour me some Scotch and cold Courvoisier out
No doubt, have a chair Boo lets get to polli in
Who you wit? Me and Molly and some trick from Yugoslavia
What fabric is that? It`s only wool and Rayon
Lipstick crayon fly, Fahrenheit spray on
I`m gettin tipsy, I hope she read c–ks like a gypsy
and transport bricks steal in many fifties
F–k negotiating is you wit me is you waitin
Sweet as carrot cake, fakin plus you don`t eat turkey bacon
I don`t get down like that, I don`t get down neither
Cuban Linx skeezer, why you actin like a rap teaser
I`m like the jewelry exchanged plus arranged
N—a you small change I only f–k with figaro chains
Analyzin Miss Clairol, Fendi down mascara on
Assistant manager in Paragon

[Chorus: Teddy Pendergrass]

Say goodbye…
Love was never born to say, goodbye
Love was never born…

[Verse Two: Cappadonna]

Socializin, vibin with my eyes on dot
She this book cover lady that be blowin up the spot
While my heart was racing, like the hands on the clock
I step live I think she see me puttin out the pot
Peace Dot, I`m so happy to see you at the rendezvous
How`s life today your hands are softer than Camay
too your hairdo way more class than Halle Berry
Caught visions of me and you ridin on the ferry
Plus your daughter Kiki talk to my man Merry
I order me a Sex on the Beach with the cherry
I order her a RIUNITE on ice, sounds nice
She elegant, pretty eyes, glasses, intelligent
Whispered in my ear that she`s celibate
Whispered back to her ear we don`t have to go there
As I grab the hand set her politely in the chair
As we stopped to stare at one another
Black sister, the brother
I`m thinking all the time how she could be my lover

[Chorus: Teddy Pendergrass]

Just another helpless
Fool in love is what I am
Love was never born to say, goodbye
Love was never born to say, goodbye
Just another helpless
Fool in love is what I…

[Verse Three: Ghostface Killah]

What`s happenin brown sugar? Say you look so good today
Ankle bracelet wrapped around your leg
Here have a seat, complementary drinks is on me
Bartender Chevalier chateaux at table three
Luxurious rings, eyes sparkling
What`s your name sugar? Juanita Cash Hawkins
Your complexion gives a reflection of
sometime a Black woman just need to be loved
Quiet and shy, baby girl my gift got you high
Made you wanna hit me with the keys to that five
Just jokin baby, I have a sharp sense of humor
Wish I woulda bumped into your frame a lot sooner
What`s your physical degree, thirty one, thirty three
Half Hawaiian with a slight touch of Chinese
Seen you workin at a law firm, on Fifth Avenue
Three blocks from the Gucci spot is where I trapped you
Yo, I`m all into older woman, who`s happy living
Love kids and, keep all up and this in the crib and
not afraid to doubt need a God on your side
We holding hands til death do us apart and then we slide
Earring in the left side of your nose love my combo
Should have left wiz thousand times maybe tonight though
But you sexy mothaf—a DAMN what’s the recipe
You make a n—a wanna GOD DAMN
Can you cook darling, at the stove you`re revolving
Bake macaroni, turkey wings, a n—a starvin
Here take my number let me pull the chair from under
I had fun plus your backyard speak with thunder

[Chorus: Teddy Pendergrass]

Love was never born to say, goodbye [5x]
Just another helpless fool in love is what I am [repeat to fade]

The manuscript Blue Lines is the fictional coming of age narrative of a young California woman Key Yemaya Walker, and her 2 year growing journey through school, love, and life period piece, written by Kenneth Suffern, Jr., taking place at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill between the years of 1997 – 1998. Loosely based on true events, and experiences during that time, told through the eyes and voice of the main female protagonist, a freshman first attending the school.