Lauryn Hill – I used to love him

May 17, 2011

All-time favorite lyricist, MC and poet: Lauryn Hill.

I chose a road of passion and pain
Sacrificed too much and waited in vain
Gave up my power ceased being queen
Addicted to love like the drug of a fiend

Is it me or does Lauryn kill it every single time? I mean she just says it exactly how it is. This is a great song for someone who survived after a toxic relationship or marriage. Love is a drug and an addiction and so often it  gets the best of us to a point where we don’t even realize that we have the power to get out of it and that we deserve the best. This song is empowering because it reflects that she’s at a place where she finally values her own worth and clearly sees that she deserves better. Most of all, she takes full responsibility for pain she inflicted on herself and I really respect that.

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