Jhene Aiko - Sailing Not Selling Lyrics

See, I got a lot to say and I ain’t afraid to say it
Mind on my money so that’s why I’m trying to make it
Yeah, but the money’s what you make it
Let it make you, see where it’s gon’ take ya
Hey, you’ll be headed nowhere, moving so fast you won’t even care, yeah
But when you get there, what you gon’ do when nobody’s there?
Hey, I know what you’re gonna say, made it there alone so you don’t worry ‘bout they, hey
But when it all goes away, you’re gonna be stuck, so what I’m trying say is

Don’t lose your so-oh-oh-oh-oh, oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oul
Oh-oh, let go-oh, let go of your ego
Don’t sell your so-oh-oul, sail your so-oul
Sailing so-oh-oul, oh-oh-oh-oh-oh

Isn’t it clear that you are only hurting yourself?
You will never grow if you lose control over yourself
(Don’t let go) If you don’t get a hold of yourself
Then you will end up with no self
Playing the game for the fame in the end
But what do you gain when you’re paying to win
You don’t, you better keep your soul
Set sail or get sold, oh

[Kanye West]
I sold my soul to the devil, that’s a crappy deal
Least it came with a few toys like the Happy Meal
This game, you could never win
‘Cause they love you, then they hate you, then they love you again
Get away from me loneliness, get away from me misery
Get away from me fake shit, I can't take the phoniness,
Get away from me wack tracks, I can only make only hits
I'm an only child lost in the world, where did the lonely kids go when the bell ring?
And feeling like hell rings, bringing me back down, checking my background, it’s ironic what’s happening
Imagine if I didn't have the ends, I wouldn’t have so many imaginary friends
I'm spaced out dog, I be on that moon talk, wonder if God asked Mike how to moon walk
I swear to mom, I wish me and my father talk more
I stopped visiting around the time I was a sophomore
I guess everything I hate about me I see in him
And I ain’t finna change, so we'll never agree again
Just a few things pouring out my soul, Rosewood we could see out with our eyes closed

Don’t lose your so-oh-oh-oh-oh, oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oul
Oh-oh, let go-oh, let go of your ego
Don’t sell your so-oh-oul, sail your so-oul
Sailing so-oh-oul, oh-oh-oh-oh-oh

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Jhene Aiko Sailing Not Selling Comments
  1. benja303

    One of my favorite instrumentals of all time.

  2. Joda Abdou

    Bless... Conscious vibe

  3. Peachy 23

    This song is hot and creepy, at the same time...

  4. Joda Abdou

    the beat iz dope

    Peachy 23


  5. SmallzyAce1

    Fine boy no pimple eh le le le. Baby really hate my ringtone. (If u kno. U kno)

  6. classicstorm

    I haven't heard this song in a long time...but I've been rocking with Jhene for a long time and I remember when she put this out and I was like did she really put this song out...she might not get sign because of how real it was and the meaning...mind you...when she first put this song/mixtape out she explained the meaning of the song and it fell right on track with what I thought...when she got signed she told a different story of what the song meant...sometimes I think thats why she put out Souled Out...

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  8. K Jones

    Kanye freestyled this verse on the BET cypher of 2010 and this album was released 2011.So for everyone dissing him for using the same verse ask yourself: "Why waste a good verse when you can make some money off it?" It's a classic verse that would die out if not used in an actual song. And it fits with the theme of Jhene's song pretty well. Just my opinion of course.


    I'm pretty sure whoever produced this just took the verse he did from the cypher or from the original song (if there is one). I doubt kanye redid it

    K Jones

    Yeah I mean like he let her use it @Mrhiphop4life1​

    aj poe

    he also used it in that Jhon Legend song! it sounds so much better here.

    Joe Poe

    I’m soooo late to this but Joey Badass did the same thing back when he was in the bet cypher

  9. Sheya J

    i can't think of how many songs kanye has used this verse for

  10. MrVonetea

    he also said it was a crappy deal

  11. Spaceghostzombie

    kanye's verse is amazing

  12. Spaceghostzombie

    you clearly havent heard all of her songs,

  13. ashley sesalswilliams

    she is speaking those who sell their soul to the devil i have no words for them

  14. taylor fife

    ya now i never thought of that. i just thought that the pic was beautiful.

  15. FideTheProducer

    Sailing souls, but shes chained up..

  16. mrvizcarrondo

    this broad cant sing, but she can write her ass off

  17. brandonbarz

    songs amazing beat is perfect @fisticuffsmusic