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I stumbled across this Sunday, and the previous tone of the song meshed with Jay-Z’s added vocals perfectly fits manuscript #3, the Chicago set Final Goodbye.

I know we could have had it all,
I wasn’t ready to go steady, no not at all
Smoke and mirrors clouded my vision, we hit a wall
Couldn’t see the moon and the sky, behind the fog
Pregnant pause
Damn your baby tall, what you been up to?
I don’t blame you my doll
Yeah, we kinda stalled,
As God as my witness, timing was my mistress,
I guess it’s in the stars for me to love you from a distance
Uh, our ship sail,
Uh, the wind blows
The door’s always open but our window was closed
You always thought “What if?”
But that’ll just drive you crazy baby, girl interrupted
Thinking about what wasn’t
Thinking about what was it?
Was it something I done?
Something I could do better, although nothing could be done
Sometimes you get what you need,
Now what you think you want,
So baby no moon and sky, got a beautiful son

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.

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