The Beautiful Concept Behind Jill Scott’s ”A Long Walk”

The lyrics to this song are very beautiful. A fancy date is not needed to truly get to know someone, but a good quality conversation is. One of the best places to hang out with someone when you first meet, whether you’re dating or not, is indeed a park.  In a park, surrounded by nature’s beauty, the main focus is you & that person actually conversing and having no choice but to talk to one another about so many different things. It’s less awkward and more relaxing than trying to impress the person at a more formal place because the main focus should be about getting to know the person and their vibe/energy. Not to mention, when you first meet someone, the idea is to see if you like them, not wine/dine them to impress them. In a park or somewhere similar, you are getting to know them with minor distractions . Jill Scott, one of my favorite singers/song writers, really described and explained so much in this song through these lyrics. This concept behind this song really is an inspirational message and this classic will always be one of those songs that will always be relevant.

You’re here, I’m pleased
I really dig your company
Your style, your smile, your peace mentality
Lord, have mercy on me
I was blind, now I can see
What a king’s supposed to be
Baby I feel free, come on and go with me

Let’s take a long walk around the park after dark
Find a spot for us to spark
Conversation, verbal elation, stimulation
Share our situations, temptations, education, relaxations
Elevations, maybe we can talk about Surah 31:18

Your background it ain’t squeaky clean (shit)
Sometimes we all got to swim upstream
You ain’t no saint, we all are sinners
But you put your good foot down and make your soul a winner
I respect that, man you’re so phat
And you’re all that, plus supreme
Then you’re humble man I’m numb
Yo with feeling, I can feel everything that you bring

Let’s take a long walk around the park after dark
Find a spot for us to spark
Conversation, verbal elation, stimulation
Share our situations, temptations, education, relaxations
Elevations, maybe we can talk about Revelation 3:17

Or maybe we can see a movie
Or maybe we can see a play on Saturday (Saturday)
Or maybe we can roll a tree and feel the breeze and listen to a symphony
Or maybe chill and just be, or maybe
Maybe we can take a cruise and listen to the Roots or maybe eat some passion fruit
Or maybe cry to the blues
Or maybe we could just be silent
Come on, Come on

Let’s take a long walk around the park after dark
Find a spot for us to spark
Conversation, verbal elation, stimulation
Share our situations, temptations, education, relaxations
Elevations, maybe we can talk about Surah 31:18

Let’s take a long walk around the park after dark
Find a spot for us to spark
Conversation, verbal elation, stimulation
Share our situations, temptations, education, relaxations
Elevations, maybe baby, maybe we can save the nation
Come on, Come on

Songwriters: SCOTT, JILL H. / HARRIS, ANDRE
© Universal Music Publishing Group
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