"Dear Summer" as written by Shawn C Carter, Justin Gregory Smith and Don Blackman....
Dear summer I know you're gonna miss me
For we been together like Nike Airs and crisp tees
S dots with polo fleeces
Purple label shit with the logo secret
Gimme couple years, shit I might just sneak in
A couple words and like peaches and herb
We'll be reunited and it feels so hood
Have the whole world saying "How you still so good?"
Well I do this in my slumber summer
I ain't none of these half-assed newcomers, you know how I do summer
I drop heat, when you bring the sun up
The combo make niggas act up, I pick the gun up
Niggas back up; they know I'm not no frontier
I don't talk shit, I just flip it un' ya
Sorry Lance, I'm just trying to advance my quotes
I ain't making you the butt of my jokes
But let's not stray from what I came to say
To my beloved, think we need some time away
They say if you love it, you should let it out its cage
And fuck it, if it comes back you know it's there to stay
It's tugging, at my heart, but this time apart is needed
From the public, who should've gave me the pulits'
Instead gave me they ass to kiss
But you know me, thugging 'til the casket dips
But still shine light down on all my peers
I know they weird, some queer, I still want them to share
And all the success I received, I know you can't believe
I still love 'em but they don't love me
They like the drunk uncle in your family
You know they lame, you feel ashamed, but you love 'em the same
It's like when niggas make subliminal records
If it ain't directed directly at me, I don't respect it
You don't really want it with Hov, for the record
I put a couple careers on hold, you could be next kid
Keep entering the danger sone
You gon' make that boy Hov put your name in a song
If you that hungry for fame, motherfucker come on
Say when, take ten paces and spin
But on another note, 'bout to take another vaca'
On another boat, goddamn a motherfucker rode
His way out the hood, and I pray that I stay out for good
But any day you know a nigga could
Try and play like he Suge, then I gotta play like Dutch Schults
You pass the dutchie, I blast you, trust me
Niggas can't fuck with me
I'm in a good mood, you lucky, I got a good groove
And I ain't trying to fuck my thing up
But I will lay down a couple green bucks, get you cleaned up
Now I'm Pulp Fiction, Colt four-fifth and
Young niggag that blast for me (blasphemy), no religion

Listen here summer baby, I just believe it's the right thing to do
I got a brand new bitch, corporate America
She showing me a lot of action right now
And I know you put me on my feet and all, but
I mean, it's time for me to grow
You gotta let me go baby, you gotta let me go

I'm done for now, so one for now
Possibly forever, we had fun together
But like all good things, we must come to an end
Please show the same love to my friends
Dear summer


Lyrics submitted by missANGIE

"Dear Summer" as written by Shawn C Carter Don Blackman

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    General CommentThere's been a lot of talk about this being Jay-z's farewell to the rap game. It kinda makes sense, with the lyrics and the fact that this song is on his protege, Memphis Bleek's album. It's sort of a changing of the guard or something.
    raburnson September 30, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song is definitely crazy...It was performed as a freestyle on Hot 97 in NY, and then later recorded as a studio track.

    In the beginning, Jay-Z is literally talking to summer as if it were a girl about their relationship, meaning he's talking about how he's put hot shit down for like 10 years straight. I don't know who Un or Lance are, so I kinda wanna find that out.

    The part where he says "I know they weird, some of them queer" is a subliminal towards Cam (because he always used to wear pink or purple and some people called him gay), and the drunk uncle metaphor is for how Cam used to be in the Rocafella family, which Jay uses to diss him and say he's got love for him at the same time...damn!

    Then from there to the end is a subliminal at The Game, who was supposedly saying "Fuck Jay-Z" in overseas concerts; he says "try and play like he Suge", which obviously points toward it being a west coast rapper.

    Young Niggaz that (blast for me/blasphemy), no religion.....DAMN!
    robinhobabyon November 23, 2007   Link

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