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Art Inspired by Jamie Foxx’s Real Life On New Single “Love By Now”

The multi-talented entertainer Jamie Foxx has been making the rounds lately, promoting the release of his new RCA Records album Hollywood: A Story of a Dozen Roses. Although he’s known in large part for his acting and comedic performances, this new album features an uncharacteristically sincere tenderness that comes from a very personal place. During a visit to the nationally syndicated On Air With Ryan Seacrest radio show, Foxx’s conversation indicated that this time, instead of playing a character, his art would be born out of his own life experience.

The 47 year old entertainer briefly opened up to Seacrest about how his 21 year old daughter Corinne Bishop encouraged him to be genuine with his music, and how that lead to an inspired moment of reflection and the actual creation of the song.

“‘You have to say something on this album that means something,’” Jamie said his daughter advised. “‘No more blame it on the alcohol, stop digging gold,’ and that type of thing. So that song came up to me while I was playing the piano like, ‘Man, I’m supposed to be in love by now.’”

After taking a deeper look, it seems as if the song is a realization that dedication to his career has forced him to sacrifice or at least put off true love. Just take a look at this lyrical excerpt written out and you’ll see that the influence of his real life is quite obvious.

 

“I’m supposed to be in love by now, by now

It’s been so long for me, I don’t know how, by now

Been drowning in the sea of broken vows, by now

I’m supposed to be in love by now, by now

It’s been so long for me, I don’t know how, by now

Been drowning in the sea of broken vows, by now

But I’m supposed to be in love by now, by now

 

I’ve been chasing my dream, I’ve been chasing you

Running hard but my legs feel weak

I done played every part, I done played a fool

Write the movie, I’ll be your lead.

 

Cause I’m supposed to be in love by now, by now

Well girl you stole my heart now take a bow, by now

In love by now

Well I’m supposed to walk you down the aisle, by now

Change your name and make your parents smile, by now

Leave the Church, make plans to celebrate, by now

A big old house and babies on the way, by now

 

I’ve been chasing my dream, I’ve been chasing you

Running hard but my legs feel weak

I done played every part, I done played a fool

Write the movie, I’ll be your lead

 

Well I’m supposed to be in love today, by now

Go through my phone and throw ’em all away, by now

In love by now

Without your love, I want what they say when they write my stories

Without your touch, I’ll never know how it feels to fly

Drown in my emotions, now it’s all on me

Eyes are finally open to love I couldn’t see

Can’t wait ’til I can say bless the day you landed in my arms

I’m supposed to be in love by now

I’m supposed to be in love by now

In love by now”

We found the whole experience of the song to be quite touching, and sincerely want to make sure to share it with you.  Enjoy!