I love you so
But why I love you, I'll never know (x4)
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 ... 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
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 ... this ... leaves a mess don’t it
... 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?
Maybe too much of a good thing, huh?
Didn’t I spoil you?
Me or the money, what you loyal to?
Huh, I gave you my loyalty
Made you Royalty and royalties
Took care of these niggas lawyer fees
And this is how niggas rewardin' me
[Kanye West & Jay-Z]
Bussin’ at me, b-b-b-bussin’ at me
But I’m bullet proof, ... you can’t get nothin’ past me
Got body armor
A ... gotta watch the throne
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?
Gotta separate from these ... fakes
Caesar didn’t see it so he ceased to exist
So the ... that killed him had keys to his ... Am I my brother’s keeper?
Only if that ... don’t creep up
Got a pistol under my pillow
I’ve never been a deep sleeper
Cause the ... that said he’ll...
Blast for ya
Blastin for ya
That’s an assassin for ya
These niggas got a shot they’ll shoot
For these niggas
[Kanye West & Jay-Z]