Who Sang The Light? Common

Common Like Water for Chocolate cover art
publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Lonnie Rashid Lynn, James Dewitt Yancey, Robert E. Caldwell, Norman Ray Harris, Bruce Malament
release date: 2000-3-28
genres: Hip Hop
styles: Jazzy Hip-Hop/Conscious
length: 4:22
producer: Jay Dee
lead vocals: Common
mixer: Bob Power
recording engineer: Todd Fairall
additional keyboard: James Poyser
assistant recording engineer: Nick Hura and Dylan Koski-Budabin
I never knew a luh, luh-luh, a love like this
Gotta be something for me to write this
Queen, I ain't seen you in a minute
Wrote this letter, and finally decide to send it
Signed sealed delivered for us to grow together
Love has no limit, let's spend it slow forever
I know your heart is weathered by what studs did to you
I ain't gon' assault em cause I probably did it too
Because of you, feelings I handle with care
Some *****s recognize the light but they can't handle the glare
You know I ain't the type to walk around with matching shirts
If relationship is effort I will match your work
I want to be the one to make you happiest and hurt you the most
They say the end is near, it's important that we close
To the most, high
Regardless of what happen on him let's rely

There are times, when you'll need someone
I will be by your side
There is a light, that shines
Special for you, and me

Yo, yo, check it
It's important, we communicate
And tune the fate of this union, to the right pitch
I never call you my ***** or even my boo
There's so much in a name and so much more in you
Few understand the union of woman and man
And sex and a tingle is where they assume that it land
But that's fly by night for you and the sky I write
For in these cold Chi night's moon, you my light
If heaven had a height, you would be that tall
Ghetto to coffee shop, through you I see that all
Let's stick to understanding and we won't fall
For better or worse times, I hope to me you call
So I pray every day more than anything
Friends will stay as we begin to lay
This foundation for a family, love ain't simple
Why can't it be anything worth having you work at annually
Granted we known each other for some time
It don't take a whole day to recognize sunshine

There are times, when you'll need someone
I will be by your side
There is a light, that shines
Special for you, and me

Yeah yo, yo, check it
It's kind of fresh you listen to more than hip-hop
And I can catch you in the mix from beauty to thrift shop
Plus you **** pop when it's time to, thinking you fresh
Suggesting beats I should rhyme to
At times when I'm lost I try to find you
You know to give me space when it's time to
My heart's dictionary defines you, it's love and happiness
Truthfully it's hard trying to practice abstinence
The time we committed love it was real good
Had to be for me to arrive and it still feel good
I know the sex ain't gon' keep you, but as my equal
It's how I must treat you
As my reflection in light I'mma lead you
And whatever's right, I'mma feed you
Digga-da, digga-da, digga-da, digga-digga-da-da
Yo I tell you the rest when I see you, peace

There are times, when you'll need someone
I will be by your side
There is a light, that shines
Special for you, and me

(I'll) take my chances before they pass
Pass me by, oh darling
You need to look at the other side
You'll agree

CD 1
  • 1 Time Travelin’ (A Tribute to Fela)
  • 2 Heat
  • 3 Cold Blooded
  • 4 Dooinit
  • 5 The Light
  • 6 Funky for You
  • 7 The Questions
  • 8 Time Travelin’ (reprise)
  • 9 The 6th Sense
  • 10 A Film Called (Pimp)
  • 11 Nag Champa (Afrodisiac for the World)
  • 12 Thelonius
  • 13 Payback Is a Grandmother
  • 14 Geto Heaven, Part Two
  • 15 A Song for Assata
  • 16 Pop’s Rap III… All My Children

  • Album Information
    label: MCA Records
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 008811197025
    script: Latin