Kelela Keep It Cool

Beautiful, you’re not mine

You can’t stop and it’s a crime

We’re gonna blow our cover

Bound to surrender, unless we

Keep it

Keep it cool…

Round and round inside our heads

We’re going no where

“Focusing is hard” you’re telling me

Cuz I’m not there

This ain’t no coincidence

Taking all I’ve got

I almost surrendered

Why must we

Keep it

Keep it cool…

Hope one day the stars align

You’re deep within me

‘Til you give it up

We can’t surrender

You’re not free

Keep it

Keep it cool…

Make it hot

When you surrender

You make it hot

Then, we’ll surrender

Make it hot

You know

I make it hot

Kelela Gomenasai

It must be scary

How will you ever get out

Sorry, not sorry, baby

I ain’t playing around

When I slam the door

I don’t let you take off your clothes

Now you’re not in control

Hoping and you’re begging for more

But you’re on your back

You’re playing dumb but you know what’s next

Put your hands up

You’re under arrest

Throw your hands high

I’m taking you down

Soak it up about to leave you dry

What’s my name, better say it twice

You’re my (bitch) tonight

But tomorrow you won’t admit it

You beg again and again

But I like the view from on top

And when you’re giving in

It’s my name you’ll scream out

When I slam the door

I don’t let you take off your clothes

Now you’re not in control

Hoping and you’re begging for more

But you’re on your back

You’re playing dumb but you know what’s next

Put your hands up

You’re under arrest

Throw your hands high

I’m taking you down

Soak it up about to leave you dry

What’s my name, better say it twice

You’re my (bitch) tonight

But tomorrow you won’t admit it

Kelela A Message

You’re so clear to me

I can see right through you

When you look at me

You’re somewhere else

And all we know is all we’ve got

Stillness in your veins

Heart won’t stop

And I…

Never satisfied you are not…

The one

If I was your ex-

Girlfriend

Call you on the telephone

Ask you when you coming home

If I was your ex-

Girlfriend

Tell you what was on my mind

We could leave it all behind

I won’t shed a tear

Cause waterworks are easy

Left some things behind

Don’t need your help

And all I know is all I’ve got

Is it hard to face all we lost?

And I…

Never satisfied you are not…

The one

So I’m…

So I’m gonna let your body go for sure

I needed an answer

Sending you a message

I should have known better

You never satisfied, you are not

You don’t even see me

Are you even breathing?

I should have known better

So I’m gonna let your body go for sure

If I was your ex-

Girlfriend

Ask you when you (girlfriend)

If I was your ex-

Girlfriend

Call you on the

Ask you when you (girlfriend)

If I was your ex-

Girlfriend

Girlfriend

Kelela Turn To Dust

First off, I’m not new to this

Is it a consequence of time? Do I let go, do I grind?

Everything is problematic, I’m trying my best

I know what’s inside, I’ll order a new rise

Hey, you’re moving slow

But I can’t shake you off

There’s something for nothing

What can I show for it?

You got my time and my body, might get my soul

The thing on my mind that’s taking its toll

I’m tired of trying

I’m bout to walk out the door

One look at you and I turn to dust

One look at you and I turn to dust

One look at you and I turn to dust

To dust, to dust, I turn to dust

Dust, dust, dust, dust

Dust, dust, dust, dust

Dust, dust, dust, dust

Dust, dust, dust, dust

That other thing is you keep holding back

All the light you keep brings out the darkness in me

You’re so bottled up inside

Spell it out before we divide

Hey, you’re moving slow

But I can’t shake you off

There’s something for nothing

What can I show for it?

You got my time and my body, might get my soul

The thing on my mind that’s taking its toll

I’m tired of trying, I got my hand on the door

And I can’t take it, I’m walking out the door

I turn to dust

One look at you and I turn to dust

I turn to dust

Boy, you’re moving slow

But I can’t shake you off

I can’t shake you off

It’s raining outside, you’re in your head

Late for my friends, one more layer to shed

Now they asking when I wanna say a goodbye

But one look at you and I turn to dust

One look at you and I turn to dust

One look at you and, and I turn to dust

To dust, to dust, I turn to dust

Kelela Enemy

You’re all up on me now

That you’re my enemy

There’s nothing here to save

It’s all here in front of me

When I’m feeling low

You’re not the remedy

I’m keeping to myself

I get the best of me

You know we give it up

But love is not enough

They always acting up

We keep on lettin’ ’em

I called you on your bluff

But you be holding tough

I need someone who knows

Someone who gives a fuck

But you don’t know how!

I’m going out!

Spend some time alone

Now you’re up in my face

Breathing down my neck

Better back up off me now

Don’t you know it’s me

K-E-L-E-L-A

You want it back

I’ll keep the best of me now

You know we give it up

But love is not enough

They always actin up

We keep on lettin’ ’em

I called you on your bluff

But you be holding tough

I need someone who knows

Someone who gives a fuck

But you don’t know how!

I’m going out!

Don’t know how to get it through you!

Gave you all my time

Now I’m on my grind, yeah

There’s no hate

It couldn’t wait

Matter fact, I should thank you

Gave you all my time

Now I’m on my grind, yeah

There’s no hate

It couldn’t wait

Matter fact, I should thank you

Gave you all my time

Now I’m on my grind, yeah

There’s no hate

It couldn’t wait

Matter fact

Thank you

Kelela Cherry Coffee

Trust me, I’ll feel better

Say it’s over, baby

Been tellin’ me for a while

That you’re gonna stop

Hurting, but I weather

Finally got through the sting

That’s the hardest part

Seeing in the dark

You’re in deep

I see what’s going on

It’s a twisted cycle you’ve confused with love

I’m in deep

Feel like imma die, a fade to mind

I keep letting go

But I know you’re holding on

Keep me up in bed at night

You’re better than you’ll ever know

I’m in a story, prisoner…

Taking my time

You never give up

Now it’s over

Told you, baby

Pray to the almighty

That you figure out

How to pull the trigger

And then you’ll look at me

Someone you know who tried

Now that we’re clear, bye bye

You’re in deep

I see what’s going on

It’s a twisted cycle you’ve confused with love

I’m in deep

Feel like Imma die, a fade to mind

I keep letting go

But I know you’re holding on