Wake Up Love - Teyana Taylor ft. IMAN

The Experience: Drama gonna play a part... Problems and pain are a fact of love...
The Vibe: Honesty. Familiarity.
The Topic: Love. Family.
The Value: Commitment.
The Tension: I think I got a bone to pick with you (We've got problems) VS. I'ma hop us on this flight back (There is always a way forward - I can count on your love).



Music video: Early morning. Teyana Taylor wakes up with her husband Iman Shumpert. The settings merge bed and gauzy clouds and bubbles reminiscent of heaven - a contrast with the difficulties of marriage the lyrics examine. The music video ends as their daughter Iman Tayla jumps onto her parents' bed, excited to caress her mama's baby bump and see how her new sibling is getting on. It's the happiness of family that makes the work of relationship worth it.

The Meaning of Wake Up Love: It's a fight. But it's a fight that both of them are committed to fixing. She's alone - these sheets won't comfort me - and needy: I need you. He's imperfect - I'm really f-ckin' with you - but also caring and committed and contrite: I save you from a burning building I wear the burns as gold medals, turn you on to remember even though you scarred me, I took it so I know the feeling. That's why they can wake love up and fix it - let's build this b-tch to the ceiling - even though they recognize just how hard it is to repair the cracks in a relationship: there's a whole lot more than a make up at the breakup. Wake Up Love's commitment never wavers and the music video's emphasis on family cements that. But it does leave us with one doubt. What's better, burying your differences - let's just leave the baggage I'ma hop us on this flight back - or facing and reconciling them?

Ask yourself: Are you committed enough to come back from every mistake and mishap?

Album: - (2020)

LYRICS:

One thing's for certain
I need you right here in my arms
Baby, I'm yearnin'
But I think I got a bone to pick with you (You)
Lately, I been wondering what's with you (You)
I need you to hear me, baby

Wake up, love (Wake)
These sheets won't comfort me
Please wake up love (Wake up)
I might just comfort me
But I just need you holding me
Show me some attention
I want you to wake up, love (Wake up)
Hear me, baby

It's like a turban
I can wrap my head around this sh-t but
I need your brown skin
I'm like India when I'm not fixed on you
But how to keep it sane, it's you

I want you to wake up, love (Wake)
These sheets won't comfort me
Please wake up, love (Wake up)
I might just comfort me
But I just need you holding me
Needing your affection
Wake up, love (Wake up)
Hear me, baby

Bright lights are only used for the dark, lil mama
Drama gonna play a part, pain is art, lil mama
It just get retouched hung up on the walls
You wanna sell it later, then, cool, we takin' it all
Lil mama, it's real
I save you from a burning building
I wear the burns as gold medals, turn you on to remember
Even though you scarred me, I took it so I know the feeling
But, f-ck it, let's build this b-tch to the ceiling, I'm really f-ckin' with you
There's a whole lot more than a make up at the breakup
So don't fight back, just write back, baby
I know I demand a lot but you don't like that
So let's just leave the baggage, I'ma hop us on this flight back

I want you to wake up, love (Wake)
These sheets won't comfort me
Please wake up, love (Wake up)
I might just comfort me
But I just need you holding me
Needing your affection
Wake up, love (Wake up)
Hear me, baby

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