The Last Third (J-Live)

One two One two Something don’t sound right Run it back One two One two One two Nah it don’t sound right, still don’t sound right For a change for a while I had the 1st third After a while it reverted to the 3r third Among other things she was tired of the 2nd third Second thoughts turn in to second words Took a second but I got the message Took a me a day and a second but I concurred I prefer to be alone and not preferred I guess that’s what happens to a dream deferred Slept together shared the bed but our dreams differed A lot of could-a would-a should-as maybe even if-as But if a “if” would’ve made a difference Two would live an afterlife so legendary Maybe love would’ve been unconditional For such a thing suggests the “if’s” unnecessary Even now writing this I use coded language More so to save face and try to hide the anguish So sudden looking back I could see it coming Devastated but I ain’t got time to languish Stick out my chest and flex my back to make a Tough hard bread for a broken heart sandwich I hope you took enough to last till your one-way trip is done I hope you’re wise enough to not waste it on a trail of breadcrumbs Sax solo One two One two Can’t even do it; something don’t sound right One two One two Nah, still don’t sound right Trial and truth Through trials and tribulations You were tired of my trial and error Where lies were tried to hide Some say to try is to fail My nana says nothing beats a failure but to try And what am I but a man trying to trade in one coat for another from the very same leopard See a different place ever year with the same spots Trial by fire with no double jeopardy From the plot where your digs were doing all the building To the twist that puts you in separate buildings Where Mrs. Lovejoy said to think of the children My bond is my choice of word God forever will And it will never be enough Ironic cause it was never enough when our jerseys were the same A different city in the front Yours was light mine was dark But our kids’ replicas bare the same name We on the same team forever scrimmaging The chemistry diminished can never be replenished And I do right by ‘em Reside on the other side of whatever imma remain by ‘em Reverted ten for a husband Criminal negligence Claim self-defense but guilty as the son of man We’re both sentenced to freedom or hard labor To make two daughters and a son understand