Sincerity

by Meshell Ndegeocello

Michelle Lynn Johnson, better known as Meshell Ndegeocello (; born August 29, 1968), is an American singer-songwriter, rapper, and bassist. She has gone by the name Meshell Suhaila Bashir-Shakur which is used as a writing credit on some of her later work. Her music incorporates a wide variety of in…




He loves
With sweetness and sincerity
While she can only pretend 

He caresses the hair from her face
Thinks to himself such a lovely face
Gives his entire self
Shares his secrets

But it's all in vain
His love for her drowns him
In a sea of denial
Her fear of being alone
Will it keep her there  

He loves with sweetness and sincerity
While she may only pretend
He loves with sweetness and sincerity
While she may only pretend 

In the morning he reaches out to feel her warmth
She pulls away
Closes his eyes
He's so ashamed 
He's poor in all but truth
But what a fool is he
To wish for wine in her empty kiss  

He loves with sweetness and sincerity
While she may only pretend

Written by: DOYLE BRAMHALL, MESHELL NDEGEOCELLO

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