"Allure" as written by Shawn Carter, Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo....
The allure of breaking the law
Was always too much for me to ever ignore
I've got a thing for the big-body Benzes, it dulls my senses
In love with a V-Dub engine
Man, I'm high off life, fuck it, I'm wasted
Bathing Ape kicks, Audemars Piguet wrist
My women friends get tennis bracelets
Trips to Venice, get their Winters replaced with
The sun, it ain't even fun no more, I'm jaded
Man, it's just a game, I just play it to play it
I put my feet in the footprints left to me
Without saying a word, the ghetto's got a mental telepathy
My brother hustled so naturally
Up next was me but what perplexes me
Shit, I know how this movie ends! yet still I play
The starring role in "Hovito's Way"

It's just life, I solemnly swear
To change my approach, stop shaving coke
Stay away from hoes, put down the toast
Cause I be doing the most, oh no
But every time I felt that was that, it called me right back
It called me right back, man it called me right back, oh no

I'm like a Russian mobster, drinking distilled vodka
Until I'm under the field with Hoffa, it's real
Peel the top up like a toupée
Mix the water with the soda
Turn the pot up, make a soufflé
All of y'all can get it like group-page on your 2-way
I'm living proof that crime do pay
Say "hooray" to the bad guy, and all the broads
Putting cars in their name, for the stars of the game
Putting 'caine in their bras and their tomorrows on the train:
All in the Name of Love
Just to see that love locked in chains and the family came
Over the house to take back everything that they claimed
Or even the worse pain is the distress
Learning you're the mistress only after that love gets slain
And the anger and the sorrow mixed up leads to mistrust
Now it gets tough to ever love again
But the allure of the game, keeps calling your name
To all the Lauras of the world, I feel your pain
To all the Christies in different cities and Tiffany Lanes:
We all hustlers in love with the same thing

It's just life, I solemnly swear
To change my approach, stop shaving coke
Stay away from hoes, put down the toast
Cause I be doing the most, oh no
But every time I felt that was that, it called me right back
It called me right back, man it called me right back, oh no

I never felt more alive than riding shotgun
In Klein's green 5, until the cops pulled guns
And I tried to smoke weed to give me the fix I need
What the game did to my pulse with no results
And you can treat your nose and still won't come close
The game is a lightbulb with eleventy-million volts
And I'm just a moth addicted to the floss
The doors lift from the floor and the tops come off
By any means necessary, whatever the cost
Even if it means lives is lost
And I can't explain why I just love to get high
Drink, "life!" smoke the blueberry sky, blink twice
I'm in the blueberry 5, you blink three times
I may not even be alive
I mean even James Dean couldn't escape the allure
Dying young, leaving a good-lookin corpse, of course

I solemnly swear
To change my approach, stop shaving coke
Stay away from hoes, put down the toast
Cause I be doing the most, oh no
But every time I felt that was that, it called me right back
It called me right back, man it called me right back, oh no


Lyrics submitted by TideNOVA

"Allure" as written by Shawn Carter Pharrell L Williams

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    General CommentV-Dubs. <3
    beyond_retardedon December 07, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's all about how Jay has pushed the limits in his personal life... the "allure" of the dangerous, referencing James Dean's death early in his young career due to the same allure. No matter how he tries to keep away from those enticing dangers, they continue to haunt him.
    ramius5783on September 27, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"i don`t know why i get so hiiiigh"
    me neither.
    clairebabyon October 26, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit is about the "allure" we all face in the urban society
    bravoceoon December 17, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGOD I LOVE THIS SONG!! bestbestbestbest song off the black album!!! bestttttttt!!
    jasssson April 18, 2007   Link
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    General CommentLike my favorite hov song after song cry. Its talking about the drug game, jays former life. Standing on the corner pushing rocks. It gets your adrenaline going. It even becomes addictive. The risk is enticing. The possibility of being caught, or even the chase, its alluring.

    Part of the first verse also talks about the successful life which is interesting but even stiil it seems like he is pulled back into the memory of his old "occupation".

    In the second verse he clarifies wat he is talking about by saying "mix the water, with the soda, turn the pot, up make a soufle" this would be th method (along with the addition of cocaine) of processing crack. (Also a correction with the lyics it is "all of ya'll can get it like GROUP PAGE in your 2-way")

    The third verse he compares "the life" to drugs "I tried to smoke weed to give me the fix I need" and "you can treat your nose and still won't come close". To him no drug can substitute the high of "the life". The line " I can't explain y I just love to get high" means "I can't explain y I just love to live" (Another correction "I'm just A MOTH addicted to the floss").

    Its more of a concept song. Almost like one big metaphor. Filled with memorable lines. I love it. I apply it to my own life (minus the drug dealing).
    Cushion January 14, 2008   Link
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    General CommentA couple more corrections in addition to the ones in my last comment.

    In the first verse he says "I'm high off life f*ck it I'm wasted, the BATHING APE kicksN AUDEMARS PIGUET wrist"
    Cushion January 14, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"Trips to Venice get they winters replaced with the sun it ain't even fun no more I'm Jay there."
    Saying it's hard to get away from the stardom, even when he's chilling. More sick lyrics:

    "Man my brother hustled so, naturally
    Up next is me, but what perplexes me
    Shit I know how this movie ends, still I play
    the starrin role in "Hovito's Way"

    "I'm like a Russian mobster drinking distilled vodka till i'm under the field with Hoffa." A lot of people missed that one.
    Ace1daon April 18, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat song, my favorite on the black album.
    ''Or even the worst pain is the distress
    Learnin you're the mistress only after that love gets slain
    And the anger and the sorrow mixed up leads to mistrust
    Now it gets tough to ever love a-gain''

    That just amazing. One small correction though, it's ten inch bracelets. Not tennis bracelets.
    uhuhyeahyupon May 27, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOh wait, it is tennis bracelets. Sorry.
    uhuhyeahyupon September 12, 2008   Link

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