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Jhené Aiko featuring Drake
Writer(s) Micah Powell and Aubrey Graham
Producer(s) Bei Maejor
Recorded March 16, 2011
Length 3:59
From Sailingsoulsbanner
Sailing Soul(s) track listing
"My Mine"
July is the fourth track from Jhené Aiko's mixtape, Sailing Soul(s)The song features Drake, making it their first collaboration together. The song was released on March 16, 2011 with the mixtape itself, and the song was produced by Bei Maejor.

 Song BreakdownEdit

According to Rap Genius, it is about the progression of a relationship, from getting to know each other to eventually breaking up. through out this song you’ll notice they use the changing seasons as different phases in the relationship.


Verse 1: Drake
This verse start’s as my sniper hits they mark
And your guards fall down from a rifle to the heart
Like, clap, clap, let em fall slow
I know you had your fears, you can let 'em all go
And most women are motivated so I act accordingly
But this is so refreshing that it means a little more to me
Dedicating time when I really can’t afford to be
I provide protection if you open up the door for me
Couple stares
Couple text
Couple dates
Couple I think that we’re readys
Couple I think that we should we waits
Are we actin' like a couple
I’m just tryin' to get it straight
Cause I’m over here convinced that it’s too early for mistakes

Bridge: Jhene Aiko
Oh, you had to change up the game
Oh, the weather is not the same
Now there’s only cloudy days
Can’t stand the rain in July
Oh July, there were fireworks explodin'
Now it’s getting colder
Leaves are turning color
Why, it’s just not our season
The one and only reason
Baby oh, baby oh
Our summer turned into fall

Verse 2: Drake
Damn, tell me where did all the magic go
I followed the rules and told you everything you had to know
Had you over every night
Every night was passionate
Plus, you met my mother even if it was an accident
I’m confused tell me where we go wrong
I was sure that I would be with you for so long
I was planning on this on being something worth mentioning
Energy invested in someone I saw potential in
Who killed chivalry
They need to get they sentencin'
Meanwhile we arguing and I can’t get a sentence in
And just as I predicted here we go again
They always say the hottest love has the coldest end


Jhene Aiko
See it's funny cause I never thought this would end
But then the season changed

You were my, you were my, you were my girl
Shoulda made, shoulda made you my world
Shoulda done everything to make you happy, baby
Oh yeah

Jhene Aiko
Can’t wait for, can’t wait for, can’t wait for springtime
And I will turn into a butterfly
I will spread my wings and fly
And I’m too fly for this shit
Oha wooh
I am Japanese if you please


Jhené Aiko ft Drake - July

Jhené Aiko ft Drake - July

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