[Hook] I love you so But why I love you, I'll never know (x4)
[Jay-Z] Picture if you will That the throne was burning Rome was burning And I'm sitting in the corner all alone burning Why does it always end up like this? Something that we don't determine Same people that I fought for That I fight for, that I ride for That I live for, that I die for Be the reason that these niggas is alive for and they want me dead But I'm so sorry but I just can't die for you But I can make em put their hands in the sky for you We waiting for the fireworks like July 4th Get fly more, get high more, cry boy, why for? When the grief is over Beef is over I'll be fly when Easter's over I tried to teach niggas how to be kings And all they ever wanted to be was soldiers So the love is gone Til blood is drawn So we no longer wear the same uniform Fuck you squares The circle got smaller The castle got bigger The walls got taller And truth be told after all that said Niggas still got love for you
[Jay-Z] Showed love to you niggas You ripped out my heart and you stepped on it I picked up the pieces Before you swept on it God damn this shit leaves a mess don't it Shit feelin' like death don't it Charge it to the game Whatever's left on it I spent about a minute Maybe less on it Fly pelican fly Turn the jets on it But first I shall digress on it Wasn't I a good king?
[Kanye West] Maybe too much of a good thing, huh?
[Jay-Z] Didn't I spoil you? Me or the money, what you loyal to?
[Kanye West] Huh, I gave you my loyalty
[Jay-Z] Made you Royalty and royalties
[Kanye West] Took care of these niggas lawyer fees
[Jay-Z] And this is how niggas rewardin' me
[Kanye West & Jay-Z] Damn
[Jay-Z] Bussin' at me, b-b-b-bussin' at me But I'm bullet proof, bitch you can't get nothin' past me Got body armor [Kanye West] A nigga gotta watch the throne
[Jay-Z] And I'm bussin' back So niggas in a glass house should not throw stones What do you do when the love turns the hate?
[Kanye West] Gotta separate from these fuckin fakes
[Jay-Z] Caesar didn't see it so he ceased to exist So the nigga that killed him had keys to his shit Am I my brother's keeper?
[Kanye West] Only if that nigga don't creep up
[Jay-Z] Got a pistol under my pillow
[Kanye West] I've never been a deep sleeper
[Kanye West] Cause the nigga that said he'll...
[Jay-Z] Blast for ya
[Kanye West] Is now...
[Jay-Z] Blastin for ya That's an assassin for ya
[Kanye West] These niggas got a shot they'll shoot