Surely We Had The Best Beginning

Well she told me not to trust you babe,
But It was okay if I trusted me.
Said you made them smile too, so it wasn’t just me
But I wanted to taste the waters so i dived in.
And yes, the ocean water had me breathless.
You and I,
As messed up as we were,
Mixed up, we get the perfect combo.
But why did you hesitate the other night?
Keeping conversations short like we were strangers some nights.
Thought you were over her,
Or them…

Okay fuck it,
I knew it would be this way.
Well excuse me if I wanted to trust the man I was in love with.
See I wanted him to come to me.
Fall with his eyes wide open.
And I should not have laughed too loud in those nights,
Cause now I’m dying for more.
And I should not have smiled when he called me baby,
But you know You made me crazy.
Turned me upside down, I was living…
And I tried… but we… we had gone too far.
You never hurt me, so why should you be sorry?
We couldn’t go back when really we should keep going.

Honestly, I wouldn’t have to sing this if I had listened.
To her?
She messed you up in like the worst way,
Cause now I’m begging you to let me in someway.
And the other one had called it quit too…
You healed me right up,
All these hopeless hopes, you gave me.
Why make it seem like we were it.com?
Why make us feel like we were something,
When clearly we were nothing?
So tell me something, anything, nothing?
Did you ever feel something, anything, and nothing?
Do you still feel it’s nothing?

Frustrated nights when I get no answer.
Then your 20th birthday came, I was your present.
And I should have kept my skirt on for your birthday
We made love like in the best way,
Could have been your queen in another life,
But we still meet up like every other weekend.
You still have me sweating till I pass out.
We still not sure what we are.
Something, nothing, anything?
But I never said you were my everything…

Say hello to my bestie Mercy,
For placing all goods up for sale for you.
Thought I didn’t know,
Well nothing’s ever hidden in the side I’m from…
Surely we had the best beginning…
So when is it ending?

This is actually a song that I wrote.. hope to sing it one night…
Dedicated to Jhene Aiko- Comfort inn ending…



19 thoughts on “Surely We Had The Best Beginning” by Ufuoma Otebele (@ufuomaotebele)

  1. O-Money (@Omoniyi-Adeshola)

    @ufuomaotebele….this was great, I felt it so well. You really should think of writing more stuff like this -poetry-like things like so: it’s like a purer, clearer screen into your personality, it’s very candid…and I love what I see. You really did well here…Enjoyed every line, the mix-match of words. sweet spot things, mehn…

    1. @omoniyi-adeshola Aww serious, best comment ever!! got me excited. thank you very much!

  2. @ufuomaotebele,
    I love what I’m seeing
    longing towards reading
    and absolutely enjoying
    the fruits of your poetic mind

    This is good dear :)

    1. Thank you @innoalifa i’m hoping to explore it more…

  3. There’s no “like” button, cos that’s all I want to do, like this. Got me going “hmm” #sighs

    1. @Lordjosh oh my head is swelling… seriously thank you for that lovely comment….

  4. Hmmmm something familiar about this.
    Nice

    1. @ameenaedrees Thank you but you didn’t say what was familiar na

      1. I think what @ameenaedrees meant is that most girls/women can relate. (Right, Amina?)
        I don’t even think its a men-thinking-differently-from women issue, although I’d like to pin it all on them…
        I think people bring their baggage to relationships. Add differences in upbringing, personality and life stresses to this and then love alone is not enough.

        You wrote from the heart Peace. It really got me. Well done.

        1. @olajumoke oh wow… really happy it was relateable… Thank you for reading. This work means alot to me…

  5. kay (@kaymillion)

    wonder ful…….. i really wish there is love button because posts like this deserve it

    @ufuomaotebele you totally blew me away

    1. @kaymillion Oh wow, its really really nice to read comments like this… makes me feel like am doing something right… Thank you again!

    2. @kaymillion, if you like it so much, you can always donate points to @ufuomaotebele to encourage her write more like it.

      @ufuomaotebele, love is a very complicated thing… well expressed here by you.

      1. @TolaO Aww wow thanks so for your comment and suggestion. I would be really glad to write more like this if you all are willing to read…

  6. @TolaO I SUPPORT you on that..they shud support by donation…@ufuomaotebele this is really really good…you know you’ve done a good job when people can connect to it…and they cant seem to be too sure if you’re not scripting reality or fiction. if you’re planning to sing it tho…you shud consider this for the chorus…’say hello to my bestie Mercy,
    For placing all goods up for sale for you.
    Thought I didn’t know,
    Well nothing’s ever hidden in the side I’m from…
    Surely we had the best beginning…
    So when is it ending?’

    Welldone.

  7. nice one @ufuomaotebele more ink babe

  8. Wow! Now this is beyond the surface,it expresses something deeper than the depth of the soul-The very reason everyone with a soul can relate with it–WELL DONE

  9. wow I love this, a true story?

    1. Geeez that question though…

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