KiNG feat. Niki Black - Flame

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Dedicated to all women who have been told they are "too much" to be loved

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Anna calls me a big woman
Big woman with Big heart
Big personality and talent
Something most men will not
know what to do
except shrivel at how I hold
myself like a monument

I speak to my father for the
first time in 3 months
He knows what an altar
I've made of my body
with tattoos - speaks of
how every man will come
to realize they have something
to lose when I've lost and
found everything already

Ex lover Names me
a scary thing for how
sacred my grounding is
Confesses his spine
origamid into a
question mark to the
point he didn't know
how to step into the
man of himself
Blames the timing this time
And it's always timing
with the boys like this

The boys like this who silently
beg of me to be more shallow
than a raging ocean - I guess
it's an easier way to control
drowning in all of me
And There is always another
woman looming and she is
the simple one - the one who
makes all my "bigness" look "difficult"
She, starving for their palms
Makes the men see how I sit
full at my own table,
with my kind of self love

And she always "Doesn't matter"
Yet here all the shes are here
in this poem so I guess they do matter
Because the shes become a
touchstone so I'm not a shadow
the men have to admit they
will never catch up with

I am both suffering and healing
What a terrifying thing
that makes me -A pile of bloody organs
who doesn't shy away in the face
of vultures flocking - A monument
with knife in one hand and
dandelion stem in the other
How horrific it is that I know I
can't be conquered in all
my savage mercy - How I only
smile now when I watch each
man cower like a child before Goliath

Hold up,
Wait a minute now
Got this shit fucked up somehow
On my knees
Begging please
You ain't a god
That's gonna do me right
So
I, I, I'm

Gonna be a
Bad bitch
Holy like a bible story
You a fucka just calling
saying I'm sorry

You a match
I'm a strike
Gonna burn
you down tonight
Cuz

I
I
Be a flame
I
I
Be a flame
I
I
Be a flame

You are just the
You are just the

Ashes
in my backseat
Heard you got
a new bitch named
Ashley
Tell me
Does she do it like me?
That's right there ain't
no other KiNG cuz

You be forgettin
How I let you leave me
Broke and bleeding
and I ain't got no reason
In the wild now
You in denial how
Imma Imma be
Imma Imma be

Gonna be a
Bad bitch
Holy like a bible story
You a fucka just calling
saying I'm sorry

You a match
I'm a strike
Gonna burn
you down tonight
Cuz

I
I
Be a flame
I
I
Be a flame
I
I
Be a flame

Ashes to Ashes
Dust to Dust

Ashes to Ashes
Dust to Dust

credits

from B A P T I S M, released August 15, 2016
Produced By: Billy Burke, Amanda Lipski, and KiNG
Written By: KiNG
Vocals: Niki Black
Guitar: KiNG

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