De Facto Celibacy
I haven't had sex in 9 months
That's the amount of time
it takes a baby to be born
In other words, that's a long time
and looks like I'm going to break my record this time
I wish I could say I'm so pure and righteous
A real modern day monk
The reality is, given the right woman, right time
it would be a slam dunk
So the fact that I'm abstaining is not really my fault
I guess you could say I'm celibate by default
Is it a blessing or curse?
Is it better to meet a woman in a club or a church?
When it comes to that special someone
Is it better to wait or to search?
All I know is going without sex
in an oversexed society is the worst
But it is a blessing in disguise
I haven't always been wise
when my nature was on the rise
I definitely haven't been above asking
"Can I get a milkshake with those fries?"
It's hard when you use to be a player and God shuts you down
You use to be the man and now you're treated like a clown
I've heard it all:
"Rod you're too serious"
"Rod you're too curious"
"Rod you're too deep"
"Rod you're too short"
"Rod you're such a smart ass!"
"Rod I don't date men with kids"
(Wait, I just have one.)
And then there's, "Rod you're too light-skinned"
Given I'm a Negro, that's my favorite one
Yet somehow my ego survives
They say Solomon had many wives and saw many thighs
but he ended up falling from grace
I don't want to lose favor with God
because I took a forbidden taste
One thing that keeps me out of trouble
is I have no patience for games
I'm Roderick Charles, Prince Charming is not my name
I won't be pulling up in a white Cadillac
We won't be dining at a 4-star place, as a matter of fact
If you hang around for more than a month
maybe we'll take that track
I'm holding out for my my Hillary Clinton,
Betty Shabazz, Coretta Scott King
Now those are women who earned their wedding ring
They say they don't make women like that anymore
I don't believe that's true
My flesh is weak and I'm bound to slip
so Lord help keep me de facto celibate, until I say I do