You Made A Fool of Me (Bitter)

folks don’t realize how bad they can hurt you,
but that hurt creates the best records.
every artist needs that pain to create magic.
i like to consider myself an artist.
the foxhole is a place where i can release that hurt for the world to read.
someone out there always benefits from it and we end up relating on a higher level.
i listened to an album today that nearly had me in tears.
i wasn’t sent into a depression,
but it made me connect with the emotions that was put into the record.
this is what i listened to…


“bitter” from meshell ndegeocello.
this is one of my all time favorite songs:

it’s funny how i loved the song before,
but after going through something similar,
it’s like she is speaking my situation/hurt in the lyrics.
that’s the part that makes me cry.
“you made a fool of me…
tell me why…
if i was putting together my life soundtrack,
it would be one of the songs on it.
i first heard it on “love and basketball”:

…and i was instantly hypnotized.
sad songs tend to put me in a trance of peace.
i never heard this album before,
but i decided to check it out due to the “she’s gotta have it” playlist.

the beauty of streaming music.
i love it so.
folks can’t relate to things that they never experienced.
some of our favorite songs and albums are birthed because our experiences.
i wanted to share this album with the foxhole today.
check it out!

Author: jamari fox

the fox invited to the blogging table.

6 thoughts on “You Made A Fool of Me (Bitter)

  1. I swear people sleep on her. I discovered this album when it came out back in 1999 and she’s been one of my favorite artists ever since. Jamari she has a song called “Lilliquoi Moon” on her Comfort Woman album. She also has a beautiful song called “Shirk-Desert Lily” that got me through a very bad breakup. You’ll love em..

  2. She was before her time. Incredibly talented. She has a new album of some of her favorite covers coming. Been rocking with her since Plantation Lullabies…glad shes still finding new audiences.

  3. My home girl LOVES this album!…but I recall her saying she can only listen to this when in a certain/stable mindset; if already depressed, it may incite one to reach for the razor blade…kinda the same with Madame High Priestess of Extreme Tardiness Lauren Hill’s unplugged album.

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