YOU’VE GOT TO LEARN – Nina Simone

Holds you

At midnight

When you cried but couldn’t sleep.

Breathe in deep mahogany;

dark chocolate stains your teeth.

Tears will soak her heaving chest

This one last time your heart will break…

Lean on her and weep and understand so suddenly

The good advice you’ve heard so much before but couldn’t take.


 

Hear “You’ve Got to Learn” on Nina Simone’s classic 1965 album, I Put A Spell On You.

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