The Light

FULL EPISODE

Act II: Soot Swallowed

Under the stronghold of her militant new school and Diji’s rigid authority at home, Zhalarina struggles to write and create. Diji’s resolve to safeguard her daughter fans mounting tensions that culminate in Zhalarina going to stay with her father. While this aggravates long-standing friction between her parents, Zhalarina is crushed by unforeseen heartbreak.

AIRED: May 18, 2020 | 0:02:57
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♪ [beatboxing]

- (♪ Oooh, oooh )

- ♪ The walls are grey

♪ I can't believe the walls are grey

♪ I know what the caged bird choked on

♪ and proceeded to meet in the hall to pray

♪ I wasn't even given permission to take

♪ a second of intermission to call and say

♪ despite an impressive effort to keep our love off

♪ the record, my mother is into target play

- (♪ Oooh, oooh) - Diji: BECAUSE IT'S DIFFERENT.

♪ I'll be the light before it gets dark

♪ cause I'm the one who memorized the beat of your heart

♪ Imma make sure that you go far

♪ even if I gotta power lift every low bar

WELL, SHE'S NOT YOUR KID. CAUSE THIS IS MY HOUSE.

♪ I'll be the light before it gets dark

♪ cause I'm the one who memorized the beat of your heart

♪ Imma make sure that you go far

♪ even if I gotta power lift every low bar

- ♪ What a plot turn, how I'm guarding

♪ the door and don't see the lock turn

♪ now I'm staying up and am bordering nocturne

♪ cause I couldn't write anymore--

♪ can't produce from a crop burn ♪

♪ and you better believe I said it quicker than I was

♪ thinking when my momma lil hammer came down

♪ "I hate you" spit across the room sent me

♪ and my bags to my dad's across town

- (♪ Oooh, oooh )

- Diji: ♪ I'll be the light before it gets dark

♪ cause I'm the one who memorized the beat of your heart

♪ Imma make sure that you go far

♪ even if I gotta power lift every low bar

♪ I'll be the light before it gets dark

♪ cause I'm the one who memorized the beat of your heart

♪ Imma make sure that you go far

♪ even if I gotta power lift every low bar

- (♪ Oooh, oooh)

[parents arguing outside]

(♪ Oooh, oooh)

[phone swooshes as it sends texts]

- ♪ It was about 11 past heaven in February

♪ when pops told me he didn't care about my crimes

♪ In fact, shorty could slide

♪ if I kept my grades stacked and I did my time

♪ but a little birdy who had clearly never choked

♪ flew a little feather through the funnel with a note

♪ told my momma I was trippin- dippin on the low, and so

♪ I wouldn't see him again until I was grown

- (♪ Oooh, oooh)

[phone chimes for incoming text messages]

[chime]

[chime]

[water dripping]

[water pouring]


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