Khary Jackson

Dear Lyrics #1

Dear Lyrics to Eric B. and Rakim’s I Know You Got Soul,

My wife just told me she had an affair. With my brother. He and I were never close but it still seems
all kinds of wrong. And despite my pain, I still love my wife…but I need her to know what her actions
have done to me. What should I say or do?

Sincerely,
Cuckold In Love

Dear CIL,

Think about it. Wait, erase your rhyme. Forget it, and don’t waste your time. (‘Cause) I’ll be in the
crowd if you ain’t controlling it. Drop the mic, you shouldn’t be holdin it—

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Dear Lyrics to Eric B. and Rakim’s I Know You Got Soul,

I’ve been an atheist all my life. But I’m in a crisis, because now I’m not so sure. This concert I went to
just did something to me, and I’m wondering if all this time I just believed in the wrong god. Help?

Sincerely,
Non-Believer

Dear Non-,

I got soul (you got it) that’s why I came, to teach those who can’t say my name—

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Dear Lyrics to Eric B. and Rakim’s I Know You Got Soul,

This meatloaf recipe has been in my family for four generations, and I’m the only one messing it up. I
feel like my grandparents are shuddering in their graves. What am I doing wrong?

Sincerely,
Water Burner

Dear Burner,

It can be done. But only I can do it. For those that can dance and clap your hands to it.

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Dear Lyrics to Eric B. and Rakim’s I Know You Got Soul,

My boyfriend has been sneaking porn on his laptop. I know he loves me but this is so gross. Should I
say something?

Sincerely,
Grossed and Confused

Dear Grossed,

And you sit by the radio, hand on the dial, soon
as you hear it, pump up the volume.

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Dear Lyrics to Eric B. and Rakim’s I Know You Got Soul,

My son is dead. Shot to death by a police officer. The officer was convicted, but I still harbor feelings
of grief and rage. I’ve never been one to refuse forgiveness.

Sincerely,
Ragged Mother

Dear Ragged,

Picture a mic. The stage is empty. A beat like this might tempt me—



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