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Bed Peace is a song by American recording artist Jhené Aiko, taken from her debut EP, Sail Out (2013).

The song was first premiered in July 2013 during a performance for Rap-Up Sessions, Bed Peace was later released as the EP's lead single on September 17, 2013, through ARTium record and Def Jam Recordings.

The song features a guest appearance from American rapper Childish Gambino, who co-wrote the song along with Aiko.

The song's lyrics feature Aiko singing about smoking marijuana and having sex, as she describes her ideal day.

Zayn Malik covered the song on July 13, 2018 as the caption on his youtube read "Z2 is coming...".[1]

Background

It was revealed in 2012 that Aiko's debut EP would feature production from producer Fisticuffs. "Bed Peace" was written by Aiko herself, along with her frequent collaborators Mac Robinson and Brian Warfield. During the writing and recording of "Bed Peace" Aiko purposely left a verse free, as she felt a feature was necessary. When looking for a feature she had the idea to find her "John Lennon" and began to send out requests to other artists. During an interview Aiko commented on the song's recording process and the choice to include Gambino;

"Bed Peace" was released as the lead single from her debut EP Sail Out on September 17, 2013. The cover artwork and music video for "Bed Peace", pay homage to and feature many references to John Lennon and Yoko Ono's Bed-Ins for Peace protest against the Vietnam War.

The song's accompanying music video was released on October 28, 2013 and was directed by longtime collaborator Topshelf, the song's video was met with positive reviews from critics. The song was further promoted by various live performances including at the Live Byte series and BBC Radio 1's Future Festival.

Lyrics

[Verse 1]
Wake up, wake up
Gotta get this paper, get this cake up
Gotta do her hair, gotta put on makeup
Gotta act like I care about that fake stuff
Straight up what a waste of my day

If I had it my way I'd roll out of bed
Say bout 2:30 mid day
Hit the blunt then, hit you up to come over to my place
You show up right away we make love and then we fuck
And then you'd give me my space

[Chorus]
What I am trying to say is
That love is ours to make so we should make it
Everything else can wait (Everything else can wait)
The time is ours to take so we should take it

[Verse 2]
Wake up, wake up, bake up
Gotta heat the vape up, let's get faded
Gotta call your job tell em' you won't make it
Ain't nobody here baby lets get wasted
We should just get naked

Cause I be working hard
And I know you be on that same shit
Every other day's a different game that you just can't win
I just want to ease your mind and make you feel all right
So you gin’ be my baby mama, you gon be with me tonight

[Chorus]
What I am trying to say is
That love is ours to make so we should make it
Everything else can wait (Everything else can wait)
The time is ours to take so we should take it

[Verse 3]
It's not love, but it's pretty close
Hot fudge and a little smoke
I didn't mean it means nothing to you
Hands locked on my black couch with nothing to do
Can't stop on cloud 20
Buried in the drugs, but the feels keeps coming
Finally stop crying, but your nose is still running
Wipe it on my shirt, on my sleeve

You tell me that you wanna do it big
I love it when you say "guess what?"
Doin’ all your fucked up shit
And I wonder why I'm all messed up
Cause we gotta be responsible sometimes
Being a class act nevermind my alumni
I don't wanna be around a baby so dumb high
That I don't see the beauty of a momma on insides

Curled up with my head on your chest
It's the best remedy for the pain and the stress
If the world doesn't change then we'll never get dressed
It will be like this to the kiss of the death
Of my soul, bowl of the blue dream, no
Not a good team, once soul, two halves
No joke, who laughs? Just us

[Verse 4]
Okay, got this OJ and Jose
Mixed it up with that Rose
We gon' do this our own way

Alright, okay, what is it that you're smoking?
Piece it up with this peace and love
And this peace and love like the old days

[Chorus]
What I am trying to say is
That love is ours to make so we should make it
Everything else can wait (everything else can wait)
The time is ours to take so we should take it

[Outro]
Stay right here with ya
Lay right here with ya
Cause everything is okay right here

You should stay right here
We should lay right here, oh
Cause everything is okay right here

Zayn Cover

Following his Beyoncé and Elvis covers for "Me, Myself and I" and "Can't Help Falling In Love" respectively, Zayn rolls out a cover of Jhené Aiko’s “Bed Peace.”

Zayn has dropped a third cover ahead of the release of his second solo album - the follow-up to 2016’s Mind of Mine.

“Z2 is coming…” he wrote in the video’s caption.

Audio

Zayn - Bed Peace (Jhené Aiko Cover)

Zayn - Bed Peace (Jhené Aiko Cover)

References

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