"Never Let Me Down (feat. Jay-Z & J-Ivy)" as written by Kanye Omari West, Shawn C Carter, Michael Bolton, James Richardson and Bruce Kulick....
When it comes to being true, at least true to me
One thing I found, one thing I found
Oh no you never let me down
Get up, I get down
Get up, I get down
Get up, I get down
Get up, I get down
Get up, I get down
Get up, I get down

Yo, first I snatched the streets then I snatched the charts
First I had they ear, now I have their heart
Rappers came and went, I've been here from the start
I seen them put it together, watched them take it apart
Seen the rovers roll up wit ribbons
I seen them repo'd, resold then redriven
So when I reload, he holds number one position
When you hot I'm hot
And when your feet cold, mines is sizzlin'
It's plain to see, niggas can't fuck with me
'Cause I'm a be that nigga for life
This is not an image, this is God given
This is hard livin', mixed with Cristal sippin'
It's the most consistent, Hov
Give you the most hits you can fit inside a whole disc and
Nigga I'm home on these charts, y'all niggas visitin'
It's Hov tradition, Jeff Gordon of rap
I'm back to claim pole position, holla at ya boy

Get up, I get down
Get up, I get down
Get up, I get down
Get up, I get down

I get down for my grandfather who took my momma
Made her sit in that seat where white folks ain't want us to eat
At the tender age of 6 she was arrested for the sit in
And with that in my blood I was born to be different
Now niggaz can't make it to ballads to choose leadership
But we can make it to Jacob's and to the dealership
Swear I hear new music and I just don't be feelin' it
Racisms still alive, they just be concealin' it
But I know they don't want me in the damn club
They even make me show I.D to get inside of Sam's club
I done did dirt and went to church and get my hands scrubbed
Swear I've been baptized each 3 or 4 times
But in the land where niggas praise Yukons and getting paid
Its goin' take a lot more than coupons to get us saved
Like it take a lot more than durags to get you waves
Nothing sad as that day my girl's father past away
So I promised to Mr. Rany I'm gonna marry your daughter
And you know I gotta thank you for the way that she was brought up
And I know that you were smiling when you see the car I bought her
You sent tears from heaven when you seen my car get balled up
But I can't complain what the accident did to my left eye
'Cause look what an accident did to Left Eye
First Aaliyah, now Romeo must die
I know I got angels watchin' me from the other side

When it comes to being true, at least true to me
One thing I found, one thing I found
Oh no you never let me down
Get up, I get down
Get up, I get down
Get up, I get down
Get up, I get down
Get up, I get down
Get up, I get down

We are all here for a reason on a particular path
You don't need a curriculum to know that you're apart of the math
Cats think I'm delirious but I'm so damn serious
That's why I expose my soul to the globe; the world
I'm tryin' to make it better for these little boys and girls
I'm not just another individual
My spirit is a part of this that's why it's spiritual
But I get my hymns from him
So it's not me it's he that's lyrical
I'm not a miracle, I'm a heaven sent instrument
My rhythmatic regiment navigates melodic notes
For your soul and your mental
That's why I'm instrumental, vibrations is what I'm into
Yeah I need my loot by rent day
But that ain't what gives me the heart of Kunta Kinte
I'm tryin' to give us us free like Sinke
I can't stop, that's why I'm hot
Determination, dedication, motivation
I'm talking to you of my many inspirations
When I say I can't let you or self down
If I were on the highest cliff, on the highest riff
And if you slipped off the side and clinched on to your life
In my grip I would never ever let you down
And when these words are found
Let it be known that God's penmanship has been signed
With a language called love
That's why my breath is felt by the death
And while my words are heard and confined to the ears of the blind
I too dream in color and in rhyme
So I guess I'm one of a kind in a full house
Cause whenever I open my heart, my soul or my mouth
A touch of god reigns out

When it comes to being true, at least true to me
One thing I found, one thing I found
Oh no you never let me down
Get up, I get
Get up, I get
Get up, I get
Get up, I get
Get up, I get
Get up, I get down

Who else you know been hot this long
Started from nothing but he got this strong
Built the ROC from a pebble, peddled rock before I met you
Peddled bikes, got my nephews peddle bikes because they special
Let you tell it man I'm fallin' well
Somebody must have caught him 'cause
Every fourth quarter, I like to Mike Jordan 'em
Number one albums what I got, like four of 'em
More of them on the way, the 8th wonder on the way
Clear the way, I'm here to stay
Y'all can save the chitter chat, this and that
This is Jay, dissin' Jay will get you Mase'd
When I start spittin' them lyrics niggas get very religious
Six hail Mary's please Father forgive us
Young, the archbishop, the Pope John Paul of y'all niggas
They way y'all all follow Jigga
Hov's a livin' legend and I'll tell you why
Everybody want to be Hov and Hov's still alive


Lyrics submitted by BleedAmerican, edited by Mellow_Harsher

"Never Let Me Down" as written by Michael Bolton James Richardson

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., A SIDE MUSIC LLC D/B/A MODERN WORKS MUSIC PUBLISHING

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  • +2
    General CommentI love this song so much. Apparently the song is a dedication to his grandma. And what a song it is - the meaning is vey obvious. he is saying that no matter his stardom he is going to stay true to himself, although Jay-Z's rap was selfish and self glorifying so it didnt stick to the song meaning (no matter how good his flow was)

    J-Ivy's poem is absolutely flawless, he made me love poetry because i have never heard it like that and so meaningful like that. One i finished listening i rewinded it because i felt so insipered and uplifted. It is a very uplifting song, you have to listen to it like 10 times to appreciate every word he says. My favourite is : That's why I get spiritual, but I get my hymns from Him
    So it's not me, it's He that's lyrical
    I'm not a miracle, I'm a heaven-sent instrument
    My rhythmatic regimen navigates melodic notes for your soul and your mental
    That's why I'm instrumental
    Vibrations is what I'm into
    Yeah, I need my loot by rent day
    But that ain’t what gives me the heart of Kunte Kinte
    and of course the majority favourite:If I were on the highest cliff, on the highest rift
    And you slipped off the side and clenched on to your life in my grip
    I would never, ever let you down
    And when these words are found
    Let it been known that God's penmanship has been signed with a language called love
    AND
    That's why my breath is felt by the deaf
    And why my words are heard and confined to the ears of the blind
    I, too, dream in color and in rhyme
    So I guess I'm one of a kind in a full house
    Cuz whenever I open my heart, my soul, or my mouth
    A touch of God rains out

    I love the whole thing together and hate all you want but i think it was wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy better than Jay-Z's self glorifying rap.

    (And Kanye West was mind-blowing as expected)
    abi4evaon April 05, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis is my favrite on the track man except that guy on the end talkin about all this bring bullshit, this song should be the next single
    yeahyeahyoyoon December 10, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentOh yeah in case I forget, my favorite line in the song is this:


    I, too, dream in color and in rhyme/
    So I guess I'm one of a kind in a full house/
    Cuz whenever I open my heart, my soul, or my mouth /A touch of God reigns out
    shan4shorton January 17, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentMy favourite line from this song is "If I were of the highest cliff, on the highest riff
    And you slipped down the side and clinched on to your life in my grip
    I would never, ever let you down"
    yehritewotevaon March 15, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentKanye is the best all around whatever in the game today! Every song has emotion and meaning to him. He is truly an artist and I feel him!
    walt2891on January 11, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWhile Kanye and Jay provide some nice verses, people aren't giving J-Ivy enough credit. I think his verse just sets the song over the top. I wish it had been the last verse because it would've ended the song on a selfless note than Jay-z only talking about himself. The song is amazing, though, and if I could put J-Ivy's verse somewhere as inspiration I most definitely would.
    1alillon July 02, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentgod damn j. ivy killed that verse, that was like the lyrical level of knaan.
    noone1111111111111111111on September 23, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt's funny how no one was giving J. Ivy any credit until 1alill's comment.
    His lyrics and flow far surpass Kanye's and Jay-Z's, but sadly the intelligence he drops is probably too much for the average listener.
    I am an atheist, but even I can appreciate this song. It's one of the strongest on the album.
    ashxcoreon June 02, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentafter "and i know that you were smiliong when you saw the car i bought her" it shoudl go "you sent tears from heaven when you saw my car get balled up"
    mhbonas721on May 04, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment^^^Yeah
    Ringuon May 12, 2004   Link

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