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The Light Lyrics

Artist: Common

Doo-doo-doo, mmm-mmm-mmm-mmm-mmm..
Doo-doo-d-doo, diggy-doo YO..

I never knew a luh, luh-luh, a love like this
Gotta be somethin for me to write this
Queen, I ain't seen you in a minute
Wrote this letter, and finally decide to send it
Signed sealed delivered for us to grow together
Love has no limit, let's spend it slow forever
I know your heart is weathered by what studs did to you
I ain't gon' assault em cause I probably did it too
Because of you, feelings I handle with care
Some niggaz recognize the light but they can't handle the glare
You know I ain't the type to walk around with matchin shirts
If relationship is effort I will match your work
I wanna be the one to make you happiest, it hurts you the most
They say the end is near, it's important that we close..
.. to the most, high
Regardless of what happen on him let's rely

There are times.. when you'll need someone..
I will be by your side..
There is a light, that shines,
special for you, and me..

Yo, yo, check it
It's important, we communicate
and tune the fate of this union, to the right pitch
I never call you my bitch or even my boo
There's so much in a name and so much more in you
Few understand the union of woman and man
And sex and a tingle is where they assume that it land
But that's fly by night for you and the sky I write
For in these cold Chi night's moon, you my light
If heaven had a height, you would be that tall
Ghetto to coffee shop, through you I see that all
Let's stick to understandin and we won't fall
For better or worse times, I hope to me you call
So I pray everyday more than anything
friends will stay as we begin to lay
this foundation for a family - love ain't simple
Why can't it be anything worth having you work at annually
Granted we known each other for some time
It don't take a whole day to recognize sunshine

There are times.. when you'll need someone..
I will be by your side, oh darling
There is a light, that shines,
special for you, and me..

Yeah.. yo, yo, check it
It's kinda fresh you listen to more than hip-hop
and I can catch you in the mix from beauty to thrift shop
Plus you ship hop when it's time to, thinkin you fresh
Suggestin beats I should rhyme to
At times when I'm lost I try to find you
You know to give me space when it's time to
My heart's dictionary defines you, it's love and happiness
Truthfully it's hard tryin to practice abstinence
The time we committed love it was real good
Had to be for me to arrive and it still feel good
I know the sex ain't gon' keep you, but as my equal
it's how I must treat you
As my reflection in light I'ma lead you
And whatever's right, I'ma feed you
Digga-da, digga-da, digga-da, digga-digga-da-da
Yo I tell you the rest when I see you, peace

There are times.. when you'll need someone..
I will be by your side..
There is a light, that shines,
special for you, and me..

(I'll) take my chances.. before they pass..
.. pass me by, oh darling..
You need to look at the other side..
You'll agree..


by lanae on 5/26/2008 7:44pm
this song is the shyt
by Joshua on 5/29/2008 10:57pm
This song is my ideal of love. I love this line...

I wanna be the one to make you happiest, it hurts you the most
by angela on 6/7/2008 2:00pm
this is one of my favorite songs. it brings me back to older days!
by Adam on 6/19/2008 2:58pm
This song always makes me think about that special someone
by Julien on 7/9/2008 10:49pm
everybody got that one song with his girlfriend...thats mine
by Mayra on 7/10/2008 1:34pm
wow.. deep best song in history.
by Ron on 7/17/2008 7:44am
great song.... and it is Hip Hop....
and thats where i draw the line to then and now
by jamal on 8/7/2008 11:56pm
this song is official and real life shyt
by al on 8/13/2008 10:06pm
true hip hop right there, comin straight from the soul
by toba-soba on 9/3/2008 12:51pm
as tight as it can ever be, somthn so real
by rob on 9/3/2008 11:31pm
this song couldn't define real hip hop any better

classic song!
by poetic flx on 9/5/2008 12:17am
no lie on the reals, me and my girl agreed this would be our wedding song...this is our song for real
by Abbe on 10/1/2008 11:57am
Best song ever !
by yuri on 10/10/2008 5:02pm
there iz no point 4 this song!...if tha person who dedicated it ta mi aint wit mi more!..:(
by chey on 10/22/2008 1:36pm
this is so real and so true. i'll love a man forever if he treats me this way! this is what i think real love sounds like!
by kevin on 10/26/2008 8:30pm
holy shit Chey????
by DD on 11/11/2008 1:50pm
My first love copied this on a tape....yes a tape and gave it to me as "our song"!!...when it first came out.
by lisa on 11/11/2008 4:32pm
so true!!!
by la chingona. on 11/21/2008 12:29pm
songs like this make me all weird it<333.
ps.i love my bby...
by maine yo... on 11/25/2008 9:49pm
...all i gadda say is that,
i hate boreing guys, and who cant keep a convo. going..
ahhaah idk...
but i love this song....<3
by d-man on 11/26/2008 11:57pm
I freaking love this sonjg it is the dopest song ever. I never get tired of it. Commo is a crazy rapper
by iZZY DUZ iT on 11/28/2008 3:45am
by 10108 on 12/16/2008 9:33pm
Fly-aSS Song:)
REal Music.
loVe it:)
by love itt on 12/18/2008 4:21pm
just love itt,
by mystro on 1/3/2009 7:30am
this song put the body at ease and calms the mind i love it.
by musiq_lover on 1/3/2009 11:31pm
this is that joint that touches you and you just at shock what just happened and your trying to regain your focuz!!
by rich on 1/7/2009 5:16am
who sings the chorus part?
by CHANTELLE on 1/13/2009 10:29am
This song is so special. i have just been listening to it over and over. it never gets old. love it
by sKiNnY tRiNi on 1/14/2009 8:28pm
Ill song, real hip hop straight from tha soul. No one does it better.
by A. on 1/28/2009 3:48am
and this is what love should feel like.
by Pepe Le Pew on 2/7/2009 7:30pm
Classic Song that stands the test of time
by kyle on 2/8/2009 8:33pm
J Dilla on the boards... doesn't get better
by Brandi on 2/20/2009 11:40am
Deffinitly one of my favorite songs.I could listen to it over and over!! brinngs great feelings :)
by Big mama B on 2/25/2009 12:15pm
by MissBliss on 3/2/2009 12:55pm
man...dudes should make a girl feel like this FA REAL
by Qini on 3/20/2009 5:22am
Wow, most romantic song ever!!!
by Sasha on 3/24/2009 11:29pm
This song is beautiful. . . Brings tears to my eyes
by Ethos on 4/5/2009 7:42am
Let's not forget that J Dilla is on the beat. What a legend.
by mcneadub on 4/9/2009 10:42am
I quote this song all day everday
'it don't take a whole day to recognize sunshine'
Common knows how to drop line after line of solid gold and true emotion
by iqę on 4/22/2009 7:56pm
I absolutelyy love this song ;: common is one
Of the best rappers alive his words can really
Grasp at ur heart and make u cry god bless
by iversen sanya on 5/6/2009 3:55am
i listened to this song when i was 12yrs, i have not listened to it again n now am 23 but i still hear it play in my mind. My brother lost this record now am looking for it so i can have my on copy. This song is bonded in my dna peace
by tiffany on 5/13/2009 8:56am
tru beats!
by AliCiA on 5/24/2009 6:19pm

by Jon Won on 5/29/2009 9:54am
Only people, like Common and others artists, who's true to their heart can make music like this that touches home... They shows us the way love is meant to be.

LIve, Laugh, and Love Longer.
by joseph Ncube on 6/1/2009 3:25am
im stil waiting for miss right to dedicate this song to.. i 1st heard it grade 6.. Now im at varsity
by Naxy Shembe on 6/2/2009 5:20am
I was doubting that true love does exist, but after somebody dedicated it 2 me, i started to believe in love...I like the song
by georgejungle on 6/3/2009 5:06pm
di naman.............hahaha
by whoaderrr on 8/5/2009 10:53am
thats the shit.
Makes me feeel special HAHA
by emmaye on 9/20/2009 11:34pm
because this is your favorite song...
i love you
by Badu on 9/28/2009 12:09pm
Its a classic
by J.T on 10/6/2009 7:27pm
Good old school muzic at its finest!
by --->Angel<--- on 10/28/2009 9:06am
my bf dedicated this sonqq to me nd well nw we not toqether so wen i listen to this sonqq, it makes me think bout everythinqq but i cant qo bac, but its still a amazinqq sonqq
by dng on 11/9/2009 8:00am
talk of real shit common's got it waaah tis a great track
by Ashley on 12/1/2009 11:19pm
by rich on 1/7/2009 5:16am
who sings the chorus part?

The one & only, Mary J.

I love this song, the lyrics are imprinted on my heart.
by Dreaa on 12/22/2009 10:31pm
i love hip/hop <33
by WAIK WAIK on 12/24/2009 4:05pm
by Gia on 12/31/2009 2:36am
damn this songs makes me think of my man like sooo the chorus..the beat..everything abt it..i love u baby..damn its baby making music!! Common u rock
by Jess on 1/5/2010 11:16pm
i love this song. true hip hop & the every line is genuine!
by ihearthiphop on 1/20/2010 1:29am
all time favorite song.

& btw the chorus is a sample from "Open Your Eyes" by Bobby Caldwell :)
by JasonSensation on 1/22/2010 11:56am
Easily my favourite track ever, I can't believ I only heard this a year ago, I must have listened to it every day since. Superb.
by sierra wright on 2/2/2010 3:49pm
omg ,
-i love this sonq -
this is me and my boyfriends *
sonq -lol-

. sierra !
by jaso12 on 2/17/2010 9:55pm
two best sonqs on the common sense album 1.The light 2.6th sense
by Zara on 2/28/2010 1:20pm
Girls sometimes have doubts about guys fillings. My boyfriend dedicate this song to me, and now i understand how he feels. I love this song!
by konohakyubi on 3/9/2010 8:02pm
Granted we've known each other for some time, but it doesn't take a whole day to recognize sunshine.
by ob trice on 3/25/2010 9:00am
classic tune was there at the premmier ofit on mtv 10 yrs back but still feels like it came out yestday. lrv it to death
by Capy Kunene on 3/27/2010 4:48pm
1st tym i heard dis song was 4rm sum gal's cd n since dem her n de song hv been special 2 me.
by MiCHELLE :] on 4/1/2010 7:12pm
i fxckinggg love this song it has so much meaning to itt &&' my mothaaa think b|c im 16 i dont understand the words of this song .

ALL TIME FAVORiTE* common be spittin' that deep intellectual shxt ; i hope i find a dude like this one day :]
by chase on 4/7/2010 12:34pm
rock on. maybe u will
by Thugrs on 4/14/2010 11:50am
This song is too fukcn down! the right words too say to the ms.right! treatn ma lady like a queen not even tripn
by Cole on 4/20/2010 9:48pm
This was me and my girlfriend Haley's song.

Everytime I hear it I think of her and the wonderful time's we had.

Yo I tell you the rest when I see you, peace
by Rose(: on 5/10/2010 4:07pm
there is a light that shines, special for you and me.


always spitting them truthful flows.
cant get enough of it.
by omari on 5/18/2010 10:09pm
best line: I wanna be the one to make you happiest, it hurts you the most
by Jimmy on 5/26/2010 5:36pm
"It don't take a whole day to recognize sunshine"

by kim on 5/30/2010 6:45pm
This is one of my favorite songs by my favorite artist!
by jevon on 9/28/2010 6:14pm
i cry singing this
by sarah on 10/25/2010 4:31am
This is still number one in my book always and for ever heart felt
by gangsta on 10/25/2010 8:43pm
this song sucks
by FX on 11/2/2010 6:29pm
^ You suck.
by Swede on 11/10/2010 11:48pm
"I wanna be the one to make you happiest, it hurts you the most" What does he mean by it hurts you the most?
by anabell on 12/1/2010 11:35am
Its a Nice Song And My Boyfriend Kept Telling Me To Listen To It Cause He Said That's How He Felt About Me.Ily babe
by BayAreaHipHop on 12/12/2010 1:58am
I remember I dedicated this song to my last ex 4 years ago lol boy I was sure wrong to have done that. The wrong women to dedicate a such a beautiful song to lol. Yet this song still is a fantasy for me until I meet that right women Inshallah.
by v on 2/4/2011 12:35am
I met this guy and it was definitely love <3 we got to know eachother for a while and one day I got flowers sent to my house and I'n the card that came with it these lyrics were I'n it. I didn't know what song it was until he told me it was .. and when I heard It i loved it.. we dated for about a year this song was a huge part of our relationship.. it was our song.. I broke up with him although I do wish it would have worked out much better but it didn't:/ but one day I was sent a URL for a song on YouTube and it was the beat from this song except common wasn't singing Harry was .. it's called Bella Italia- h Cooke... and it made me cry hearing it .. I love him so much but I think it's too messed up to fix at this point ... but the point is common the light is a phenomenal song
by sleepy sly on 4/7/2011 5:49pm
best song ever..big up common
by Kia on 4/12/2011 9:31am
Everytime I hear this song I smile. Every guy should make their lady feel special.I wish I had a man that would tell me this.
by Kathy on 4/17/2011 5:19pm
This is the realiest song that i have ever heard.Love you Common
by Ronnie on 5/14/2011 5:48am
What a horribly incoherent bunch of senseless phrases strung together in 1st grade level English. Total rubbish. I doubt his fans have ever read anything by D H Lawrence. If you have you would know Common knows nothing about love.
by datcat on 5/19/2011 7:47pm
Ronnie, don't comment here son. You obviously cannot comprehend hip hop and probably did not grow up in the states to understand the lyrics properly. Did you notice you are the only piece of shit posting garbage?

This is a beautiful song. I love hip hop. This is Real hip hop. Best of the best. I love it!
by me on 6/6/2011 5:14am
my baby dedicated this song to moi! I love uuu
by Ssss on 6/18/2011 10:21am
This was our wedding song. 10 years of marriage and it still brings tears to my eyes...... Very sweet, deep song.
by so wut on 7/28/2011 1:24pm
This song is the shit like literlay! To dwn XD
by madyma l on 9/29/2011 8:03am
yeah common is da best real hip hop
by UNJU on 9/29/2011 2:36pm
Happy to see and hear strong love ryrics from real Hiphop nation ambassador.
by Macduff on 10/1/2011 12:36am
Here in South Africa we have poets and HipHop artists as well. But Common is a combination of both. Ever since I've heard The Light its been my favourite track year after year. Yeah, this year too! There can be no other. Hope one day I can fly to America, check out Chicago for myself and see where Com gets his inspiration.
by Owli on 12/2/2011 6:45am
Digga-da, digga-da, digga-da, digga-digga-da-da
Yo I tell you the rest when I see you,
by Ivan on 12/16/2011 7:44am
this are some of the best love lines ever!
by Tatoo on 1/4/2012 5:35am
Yo anybdy hatin on this song s fucked up.common is doin it big tym so fuck ya'll hatin on this niggah
by Xam on 2/17/2012 5:12pm
Great Track...
by nyeleti on 2/19/2012 7:34am
ooo my word I love this song it like takes me to another place its just so relaxing damn common is good with words...
by natty-boii on 3/1/2012 6:44pm
Am i the only one that thinks this song is actualy shoutout from heaven??
by natty-boii on 3/1/2012 6:54pm
Am i the only one who thinks this song is actualy a shout out from heaven???
by sara ahmed on 3/16/2012 10:51am
a guy text me this song to listen to an i think for the first time im in love.....4 sure
by samantha on 3/17/2012 10:27pm
it's a shout out from heaven all right, dilla produced it...

i hope i can someday find a love that sounds like this song
by jj on 5/2/2012 6:15pm
My heart's dictionary defines you, it's love and happiness. Beyond love this song. Amazing. a
by Kayla on 5/23/2012 8:44pm
I love Jamal Guichon.
by malakai on 6/3/2012 10:55pm
i listen to track when im missing my girl in the marine corps. this track explains what my heart feels. i love u flippo... 13 weeks
by Nkateko on 6/18/2012 6:47am
Someone suggested these lyrics to me...i am left with aquestion mark,he need not say more.
by Dezz on 7/1/2012 4:52pm
This song isssssss the shyyyyyyyyyt
by Daniel on 11/3/2012 1:02am
now that's love..! love is the ultimate.!
by Muddathir,The Marvel Prose on 11/4/2012 1:47pm
This song presented the elegance of art loving with darling..... like always be appreciated if the woman deserved it that love is special for her. no matter what we all make a wrongs but we can allowing to give each others a space for admitting declaration or like common says for the better and worse times, I hope to me you call
by Eric on 11/11/2012 3:14pm
Common is de real hiphop str not hiphop we hear nowerdays
by Avita on 11/24/2012 1:54am

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by Goodwil on 2/23/2013 4:25am
Ther r few ppl hu cn rap n deliver da msg I think Common hit da spot wit dis 1 cz dis song neva grows old. SALUTE
by Kimmieluvb on 5/20/2013 9:36pm
Me and my ex agreed that this will be the song we dance to at our wedding I'm the future!!! It's so real... True hip hop!
by Sibusiso Briann on 10/31/2013 8:45pm
best song all time , Common the best
by Dumi Dunga4rm South Africa on 6/11/2014 11:24pm
I love ths song,everytym it plays on the radio..I just think of my woman,da light of my life..Common is to real..
by ag415 on 12/21/2015 11:05am
this is the super beat! so much respect & love.. that's how it's supposed to be. thank you common <3
*granted we've known each other for some time it don't take a whole day to recognize sunshine*
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