Perfect Day


[Audio: music; Captions: none; Lanuage: English, ASL]

Rapper Jim Jones elected to add an ASL translation to this release of his song “Perfect Day” (lyrics below). Interestingly, there are several versions of this on YouTube, one with an MTV branding that utterly obscures the signing, and this one was the best I could find, and it still has the VEVO partly overlaying it. Fail, guys. You broadcasters can’t take ten seconds to determine if your shit is messing something up? Or it’s so important you shove your names under our noses you don’t care what you do to the ‘cast? Sheesh.

Anyway, Jim Jones discusses doing this song here: Jim Jones – Jim Jones Uses Sign Language In Rap Promo. All quibbles aside (which aren’t Jones’ fault anyway), I think this is absolutely fantastic, and I’d like to see more artists electing to do this.

Lyrics:

And i’ve been running in the streets all day
And i’ve been looking at the stars all night
It got me thinking how can I get away
It got me thinking about a perfect day
And I could tell you something we both know
We can hustle but the streets get cold
And i’ve been thinking how can I get away
It got me thinking ’bout a perfect day
She got the babysitter watching the kids
She gettin’ sexy in here all day
She gonna party all her troubles away
She must be thinking ’bout a perfect day

We could be anywhere in the world
But we right here
We gon’ be right here
For this perfect day
Got me thinking ’bout a perfect day

My perfect day
No work today
Got me thinking ’bout the breeze when the sun get hot

On a water surface play
Nah no turf today
Told my man throw his work away
I got a fool proof plan
Make a couple of mil
And I think it’s gonna work today ay

And I could tell you something we both know
We can hustle but the streets get cold
And i’ve been thinking how can I get away
It got me thinking about a perfect day
She got the babysitter watching the kids
She gettin’ sexy in here all day
She gonna party all her troubles away
She must be thinking ’bout a perfect day

We could be anywhere in the world
But we right here
We gon’ be right here
For this perfect day
Got me thinking ’bout a perfect day

No gunshots no caskets
No sirens flashing
No D’s no police
No handcuffs no rips no lashes
We drunk no crashes
Twist it up no passes
No sticks no skins
No seeds we blowing the finest grasses

And i’ve been running in the streets all day
And i’ve been looking at the stars all night
It got me thinking how can I get away
It got me thinking about a perfect day
And I could tell you something we both know
We can hustle but the streets get cold
And i’ve been thinking how can I get away
It got me thinking ’bout a perfect day
She got the babysitter watching the kids
She gettin’ sexy in here all day
She gonna party all her troubles away
She must be thinking ’bout a perfect day

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One Response to Perfect Day

  1. Laura says:

    Perfect. Just perfect. Thanks, BEG.

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