"Bring Me Down (feat. Brandy)" as written by Jon Brion, Antony Von Williams and Kanye Omari West....
I always knew that one day, they'd try to bring me down
Way down, way down
One day, they'd tried to bring me down
Always knew that one day, they'd try to bring me down
Way down, they'd try to bring me down

We gon' to mass today, we have to pray
Besides what the pastor say, I have to say
Since Pac passed away
Most you rappers don't even deserve a track from me
You see, if you ever wanted to ever be anything
There'd always be somebody that shoot down any dream
There'll always be haters, that's the way it is
Hater niggas marry hater bitches and have hater kids
But they gon' have to take my life 'fore they take my drive
'Cause when I was barely livin', that's what kept me alive
Just the thought that maybe it could be better than what we at at this time
Make it out of this grind, 'fore I'm out of my mind
And get some leeway on the he say, she say
Your girl don't like me, how long has she been gay?
Spanish girls say "Yo, no hablo inglés"
And everybody want to run to me for their single
It's funny how these wack niggas need my help
Wasn't around when I couldn't feed myself
Dawg, if I was you, I wouldn't feel myself
Dawg, if I was you, I'd kill myself
Made a mil' myself and I'm still myself
And I'mma look in the mirror if I need some help
Y'all don't from the heart, y'all all frontin'
Everybody feel a way about K but at least y'all feel something

Why you come here
I bet it only it was forget to get you
What kind of dream we found
See I'm often at your cross ways
Forgetting it was that Heaven let ya
They'd tried to bring me down

I always knew that one day, they'd try to bring me down
Way down, way down
Always knew that one day, they'd tried to bring me down
Way down, they'd try to bring me down
Always knew that one day, they'd try to bring me down
Way down, they'd try to bring me down


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"Bring Me Down" as written by Jon Brion Kanye West

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    General Comment"Hater niggas marry hater bitches and have hater kids."

    So good.
    jessayon January 15, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe best song on the album, IMO. I love this track
    eddyosaysyoon December 31, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is incredible. I guess he's saying that he knows how talented he is and he needs only himself to reassure him of that.("I'ma look in the mirror if I need some help") No one can bring him down because he knows not everyone will like his music.("there'll always be hatas that's the way it is") I love it! Definitly a great song off of an even greater album.
    eatamuffinon February 20, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI don't think that this song means that he's totally self-centered as eatamuffin stated. I believe that Kanye is saying that nobody was ever there for him when he went through his life-threatening situation. "It's funny how these wack niggas need my help, Walkin' around when I couldn't feed myself". Also if you listen to his College Dropout album, the very last track, he basically puts his life on the track, explaining how no one would ever give him a chance to become a rapper/producer. They wouldn't sign him as a rapper, but just wanted him for his beats. Now that Kanye has blown up and is becoming a Hall Of Famer, everyone is trying to get with him, and he ain't having that. Basically, he's throwing all the fake people out from his sight, and concentrating on the real of it all.
    cgil33on July 02, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree with cgil, and the last track on the dropout has some of the sickest lyrics 'ye ever wrote. I like the cameo from JayZ in it too. Everyone who hasn't heard it should check it out.
    "I'd like to propose a toast. I said toast mothafuckas!"
    dosedbyouon August 24, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDude, I don't understand what Brandy is singing...

    So I went and found lyrics:
    "Why you come here, I bet it only it was forget to get ya
    What kind of dream we found, see I'm often at your cross way
    forgetting it was that heaven let ya. They tried to bring me down"

    Does anyone know what that means? o_O

    Yeah, I freakin' love this song.

    Stop talking about College Dropout. This is Late Registration, yall... But I do love the theme. This is gonna turn into a new conversation.
    quitejadedon April 24, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThere'll always be somebody that'll shoot down any dream
    There'll always be haters, that's the way it is
    Hater niggas marry hater bitches and have hater kids

    one of the best lyrics ever written. kanye is a genius. even jay-z admits it. rip donda
    antwanon November 26, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwow this song was originally a freestyle
    xxxyzon January 08, 2009   Link
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    General Comment
    "Your girl don't like me? How long has she been gay?"
    best line ever.
    Roxxon May 15, 2011   Link

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