Different Channels, Same Conclusion
Channel 3: Ooh, this guy is real suave
Looking all GQ with those long, beautiful dredlocks
He’s kinda short but I’d be willing to try something different
Doing all this nice stuff for me, dang I think I finally truly love someone
He has his life together, even about to get his Ph.D.
Damn, old boy got it going on in more than one way
Soon it became clear this would just be a summer fling
He made sure to keep his distance but didn’t allow me to do the same
See, he was one of those “I’ll take advantage of this naïve heart” kinda men
My mistake was thinking that he would make it work and being so blind to all the warning signs
He didn’t want to make me his problem
Time to try a different channel.
Let’s try channel 4: Damn this club is popping!
Getting my drink on and turn around to see this tall, immaculate looking man
He too damn fine for words!
I don’t think he’ll dance with me but hey, what harm is there in asking?
Next thing you know, I was head over hills for him and I felt the same from him
He loved how ambitious and successful I was
But passing that first red light was a mistake
We lived in two different stations and trust would soon become an issue
Both stayed in the relationship for all the wrong reasons
He was the “Pessimistic Negro” that was upset about everything going on in his life
My downfall was staying with someone who made it clear there was infidelity since I didn’t feel like anyone else would want me
He had too many other problems that he eventually became MY problems
What’s the next channel?
Channel 5 seem like it has something good on
Another club scene but more intimate
Wait, is that guy looking at me? I think he is!
Only took one dance and he was already claiming that I was his
Here we go again—walking down love’s winding road
And once again, that road had some distance between us
He grabbed me and pulled me in without telling me all the minute details
But by the time the details began to unfold, I was in too deep
I ignored the child, the paranoia, the secret lifestyle
And allowed the relationship to take control of my life
So much that my family was distracted so had to tune into the same channel
His wires weren’t connected correctly though
He was one of those insecure kinda niggas
Lead to my biggest regret in life—thinking for ONE second that a nigga was worth ending my life for
He tried to be my top priority over any and everything else in my life
Let’s see what else is on TV.
Channel 7—this seems like something I saw before?
Wait, haven’t I met this guy before? I think I have
But for some reason, this time he is looking REAL attractive to me
Don’t know what changed, but hey, I ain’t tripping
And he was NOT gonna let me get away that easily
After being so cold and distant through these past few episodes, he pulled me into HIS season of love with his charming and caring personality
All seemed too perfect to be true
Even was open about him to my mother from early on
But then there was some station restructuring which put us farther apart than we anticipated
And that’s when things became REALLY heated
Started to see a change in his demeanor towards me
He had so many other obligations and I started to move further down on that list
Soon enough, I was being given time after every other need was met
One of those “I have something more important to do” men
But see, I’m still tuned in to the channel figuring out if the love is strong enough to fight through it all
He’s made me his option while all the time he’s been my priority
All these channels have different cast members but the conclusions seem all too familiar
What will it take to rewrite the ending once and for all?
Guess you’ll have to tune in and see