"Stronger" as written by and Edwin/bangalter Birdsong....
N-now th-that that don't kill me
Can only make me stronger
I need you to hurry up now
'Cause I can't wait much longer
I know I got to be right now
'Cause I can't get much wronger
Man I've been waiting all night now
That's how long I been on ya
I need you right now

Let's get lost tonight
You could be my black Kate Moss tonight
Play secretary, I'm the boss tonight
And you don't give a fuck what they all say, right?
Awesome, the Christian in Christian Dior
Damn, they don't make em like this anymore
I ask, cause I'm not sure:
Do anybody make real shit anymore?
Bow in the presence of greatness
'Cause right now thou hast forsaken us
You should be honored by my lateness
That I would even show up to this fake shit
So go ahead, go nuts, go apeshit
Specially on my Pastel, on my Bape shit
Act like you can't tell who made this
New Gospel homey, take six and take this, haters

N-now th-that that don't kill me
Can only make me stronger
I need you to hurry up now
'Cause I can't wait much longer
I know I got to be right now
'Cause I can't get much wronger
Man I've been waiting all night now
That's how long I been on ya
I need you right now

I don't know if you got a man or not
If you made plans or not
God put me in the plans or not
I'm tripping, this drink got me saying a lot
But I know that God put you in front of me
So how the hell could you front on me?
There's a thousand yous, there's only one of me
I'm tripping, I'm caught up in the moment, right?
'Cause it's Louis Vuitton Don night
So we gonna do everything that Kan like
Heard they'd do anything for a Klondike
Well, I'd do anything for a blonde dyke
And she'll do anything for the limelight
And will do anything when the time's right
Uh, baby you're makin' it (harder, better, faster, stronger)

N-now th-that that don't kill me
Can only make me stronger
I need you to hurry up now
'Cause I can't wait much longer
I know I got to be right now
'Cause I can't get much wronger
Man I've been waiting all night now
That's how long I been on ya
I need you right now

You know how long I've been on ya?
Since Prince was on Apollonia
Since O.J. had isotoners
Don't act like I never told ya

N-now th-that that don't kill me
Can only make me stronger
I need you to hurry up now
'Cause I can't wait much longer
I know I got to be right now
'Cause I can't get much wronger
Man I've been waiting all night now
That's how long I been on ya
I need you right now

You know how long I've been on ya?
Since Prince was on Apollonia
Since O.J. had isotoners
Don't act like I never told ya

You know how long I've been on ya?
Since Prince was on Apollonia
Since O.J. had isotoners
Don't act like I never told ya


Lyrics submitted by LittleCell09, edited by DragonizerJech

"Stronger" as written by Guy Manuel Homem Christo Edwin Birdsong

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., REACH MUSIC PUBLISHING

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  • +5
    General CommentI get so sick of people dissing Kanye. Ok, he's big headed he admits it. We're all self conscious. If you're really going to hate on the Rap genre, you're being just as stupid as those hating on your favorite genre of music. Music can't be argued that's the beauty of it. It speaks to your individual self, so to argue with other people about what's "better" is just plain dumb. In a rap game that's quite similar to the NFL - mostly incompetent, with a small upper echelon - Kanye is one of the greatest. He says some of the funniest, most orginal, real shit AND backs them up with just fantastic music. For those of you who complain "Oh he ripped that song and made it 10 x's worse" realize first that he needed to gain rights to that song first, which means that he was given the ok by the artist (granted they're alive). Secondly, if you really like the sample, realized that so did Kanye! People look at sampling as stealing, but the way Kanye does it is out of respect - he's paying tribute. He has his idea of what GOOD music is, even if its not rap, and he incorporates it into his own music. Kanye, realizes good music outside his favorite genre, which is more than I can say for most of those on a heavy diet of Hater-ade.
    danvalicevicon November 01, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI wasn’t keen on this song at first, rather bored to tears since I am no aficionada of rap -- but it looped on my roommates itunes for what seemed like 3 weeks straight I grew a liking.

    Sampling is a component to rap and hip-hop in its origin so it’s pretty customary that he’d be sampling a song that may have some connotation to his own composition, not to mention, availing on its techno beat. Understandable. I think this song’s meaning yells out his views on the music industry -- even more specifically, the politics behind the award ceremonies -- which sound like a sore subject for him. I don’t know what issues he has nor how his behavior was at a previous awards ceremony but he seems to feel as if it’s plagued with pretentious bureaucracy. With the untrained ear, at first listen, this song seems flatly to be about the pursuit of a woman, a woman that is difficult to get to, worth his efforts no matter how many let downs, turn downs, or distractions from other “less genuine” females -- and the frustration he has builds up -- it makes him stronger. The pursuing of the woman is an allegory of his place in the business as a musician and as a celebrity. The meaning is underlined, the sex sells it. The sex is a means of reaching out to your attention… otherwise the song would be less interesting if be blabbed on about his ideology in a literal sense -- clubs wouldn’t play that shit. The line about the “Klondike” is great… just one of the reoccurring regards to pretense.

    So rap on Sir Greatness.
    CourtneyDarkoon December 03, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General CommentLol, the Me Likey part made me laugh my ass off:p
    bRoKeN-mInDeDon May 04, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentlove it.
    we just got it on the mix at my work (forever 21)...which means it'll probably get played out on the radio soon. but still. i love kanye.
    bluesforgotten12on July 15, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti love this song
    dearfairangelon July 19, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentActually the lyrics say I know I got to be RIGHT now, cause I can't get much WRONGER. I think there are two main points to this song. One is about a female, who he has been trying to get at for a long time, and for some reason she is not feelin him. He has been on her since the nineties, since Prince was on Appolonia, since O.J. had Isotoners... and she didn't reciprocate. Another point to the song is how washed up a lot of music events and musicians are nowadays. He is trying to make a point that he is staying true to real music.
    cookiesueon July 24, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think this song is just Kanye venting what all has been on his mind since his last decent hit..."Jesus Walks".
    Personally the only thing that caught this song to my ear was the Daft Punk chorus....Pure Perfection in its Prime! W2G DaftPunk......*
    Avenged_Deathon July 27, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe king of Sampling strikes again.
    List of Victims- Everybody and their mothers
    Saint_Daemon_Zanzaon July 29, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentok, heard this tune today and offically lovee it
    kanye never disappoints! (:
    *JoSIe*on August 03, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe Daft Punk song doesn't sound ANYTHING like his song. The only thing he sampled was the "Stronger" robot voice part.
    dengeiston September 27, 2007   Link

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