December 4th

ศิลปิน: Jay-Z

 

 

Hewasthelastofmy4children

 

Theonlyonewhodidn'tgivemeanypain

whenigavebirthtohim

 

Andthat'showiknewthathewasaspecialchild

 

Theysay

"theyneverreallymissyoutilyoudeadoryougone"

Soonthatnotei'mleavingafterthesong

Soyouain'tgottafeelnowayaboutJaysolong

Atleastletmetellyouwhyi'mthisway,Holdon

IwasconceivedbyGloriaCarterandAdanessRevees

WhomadeloveundertheSiccamoretree

Whichmakesme

Amoresickeremceemymommawouldclaim

At10poundswheniwasbornididn'tgivehernopain

Althoughthroughtheyearsigaveherherfairshare

Igaveherherfirstrealscare

Imadeitfrombirthandigothere

Sheknowsmypurposewasn'tpurpose

Iain'tperfecticare

Butifeelworthlesscausemyshirtswasn'tmatchinmygear

 

Nowi'mjustscratchinthesurfacecausewhat'sburriedunderthere

Wasakidtornapartoncehispopdisappeared

 

Iwenttoschoolgotgoodgradescouldbehavewheniwanted

Butihaddemonsdeepinsidethatwouldraisewhenconfronted

Holdon

Shawnwasaveryshychildgrowingup

 

Hewasintosports

Andafunnystoryis

At4hetaughthisselfhowtorideabike

Atwowheeleratthat

Isn'tthatspecial?

But,inoticedachanceinhimwhenmeandmyhusbandbrokeup

Nowalltheteacherscouldn'treachme

Andmymommacouldn'tbeatme

Hardenoughtomatchthepainofmypopsnotseeingme,SO

Withthatdistaininmymembrain

Gotonmypimpgame

Fucktheworldmydefensecame

ThenDahavenintroucedmetothegame

SpanishJoseintroducedmetocane

I'mahustlernow

Mygearisinandi'mintheincrowd

Andallthewaveylightskinnedgirlsislovinmenow

Myselfesteemwentthroughtheroofmanigotmyswag

Gotavolvofromthisgirlwhenhermangotbagged

Plusihitmymommawithcashfromashowthatihad

SupposedlyknowinnobodypaidJazwackass

I'mgetingaheadofmyself,bytheway,icouldrap

Thatcamesecondtomemovinthiscrack

Gimmeasecondiswear

Iwillsayaboutmyrapcareer

Til96cameniggasi'mhere

Good-bye

 

Shawnusetobeinthekitchen

Beatingonthetableandrapping

Andum,untiltheweehoursofthemorning

Andtheniboughthimaboombox

Andhissistersandbrotherssaidhewoulddrivethemnuts

Butthatwasmywaytokeephim

closetomeandoutoftrouble

Good-byetothegameallthespoils,

theadrenelinerush

Yourbloodboilsyouinaspot

knowingcopscouldrush

Andyouinadropyoursoeasytotouch

Notwodaysarealike

Exceptthefirstandfifteenthprettymuch

 

And"trust"isawordyouseldomhearfromus

Hustlerswedon'tsleepwerestoneeyeup

Andthedroughttofindaman

whenthewelldriesup

Youlearntoworkthewater

withoutworkinthirsttildieYUP

Andniggasgettiedupforproduct

Andlittlebrothersringfingersgetcutup

Toshowmotherstheyreallygotem

Andthiswasthestressilivewithtilidecided

Totrythisrapshitforalivin

IPrayi'mforgiven

Foreverybaddecisionimade

Everysisteriplayed

Causei'mstillparanoidtothisday

Andit'snobodyfault

imadethedecisionsimade

Thisisthelifeichoseorrather

thelifethatchoseme

Ifyoucan'trespectthatyourwhole

perspectiveiswack

Maybeyou'lllovemewhenifadetoblack

 

Ifyoucan'trespectthatyour

wholeperspectiveiswack

Maybeyou'lllovemewhenifadetoblack

 

 

 

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