"I Know" as written by Pharrell L Williams and Shawn Carter....
And I know and I know
And I know and I know
And I know and I know
And I know and I know
I know what you like
Everything you love
I know what you like
Everything you love
And I know and I know
And I know and I know
And I know and I know
And I know and I know
I know what you like, hov
Baby you love, hov
Baby you love, hov
Baby you love, hov

She wants that old thing back
She want those heroin tracks, she likes me
She fiends for me nightly, she leans for me
Morning she rush for my touch, this is about lust
Cold sweats occur when I'm not with her
My presence is a must, must, must,
Bonita apple bum, I gotta put you on
If I didn't when we cuttin' the feeling would be too strong
In any form, I'm giving you sweet dreams
That sugar hill, she call me her sweet thing
That black rain that take away your pain
Just for one night, baby, take me in vein
Now that feelin' got you trippin'
You no wanna feel no differently
Said lust has got you itchin'
All wide open and its' drippin'
I know what you like, I am your prescription
I'm your physician, I'm your addiction

And I know and I know
And I know and I know
And I know and I know
And I know and I know
I know what you like
Everything you love
I know what you like
Everything you love
And I know and I know
And I know and I know
And I know and I know
And I know and I know
I know what you like, hov
Baby you love, hov
Baby you love, hov
Baby you love, hov

I am so dope
Like Louboutins with the red bottoms
You gotta have 'em, you glad you got 'em
Like every color Giuseppe's, your guilty pleasure is me
Its so much fun, you shun therapy
Although it never be, the feeling is fleeting
Shopping's like coppin', you constantly need it
I'm never around, you constantly seek it
You'll never be down, I know where your peak is
Nine and a half weeks is better than twelve steps
I keep tryin' to remind you to keep tellin' yourself
Now your conscience is interfering, like "better yourself!"
Like you better get help
But when that medicine's felt?
We're back together
Don't ever leave me
Don't ever let 'em tell you that you'll never need me
My china white, 'til we d.o.a.
Its Montego forever, baby, lets get away

And I know and I know
And I know and I know
And I know and I know
And I know and I know
I know what you like
Everything you love
I know what you like
Everything you love
And I know and I know
And I know and I know
And I know and I know
And I know and I know
I know what you like, hov
Baby you love, hov
Baby you love, hov
Baby you love, hov

How could you leave me?
I thought that you needed me!
When the world got too much and you pleaded with me,
Who helped you immediately?
How speedy of me!
How could you deny me so vehemently?
Now your body is shakin' trying to free it of me
And your soul is in control, trying to lead it from me
And your heart no longer pledge allegiance to me
Damn, I'm missing the days when you needed the d

And I know and I know
And I know and I know
And I know and I know
And I know and I know
I know what you like
Everything you love
I know what you like
Everything you love
And I know and I know
And I know and I know
And I know and I know
And I know and I know
I know what you like, hov
Baby you love, hov
Baby you love, hov
Baby you love, hov


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"I Know" as written by Shawn Carter Pharrell Williams

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  • +1
    General CommentThis song is crazy...the entire thing is a double entendre. Love how he stole 50's idea and one-upped it.

    Just for one night TAKE ME IN VEIN / VAIN

    Who helped you immediately, how SPEEDy of me

    I'm missing the days when you needed the D (dope/dick)


    crazy
    robinhobabyon March 01, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt really frustrates me that a lot of people I know think all rap is just trashy music, especially when songs like this exist. People need to realise some rap is true poetry, and this is the great example. This song is very clever, and as classyjazzy said, it's two-sided, weaving the addiction to a toxic relationship with other types of addiction, especially to heroin.

    It can sound like it's one person is saying to the other "I'm your addiction, you need me" and makes reference to sex (the biggest clue is "9 1/2 weeks" - a movie about sex and S&M). It also explicitely refers to drugs ('black rain' and 'china white' are types of heroin; Sugar Hill is a movie about a drug dealer; 'SPEEDy'; '12 steps', 'so dope' etc.) and other types of additiction, especially shopping, which is evident in the following:

    "Like Louboutin's with the red bottoms
    You gotta have 'em
    You glad you got 'em
    Like every color Giuseppe's, your guilty pleasure is me"

    Christian Louboutins and Giuseppe Zanotti are well known and expensive shoe brands. And I love that it quickly goes from "You gotta have 'em" to "You glad you got 'em" without hardly skipping a beat - you just have to have it, and you WILL have it - you don't even take time to think it through.

    I also love how the tone changes in the song as the 'addict' eventually decides to clean up her act. It starts with:

    "I keep tryin' to remind you to keep tellin' yourself
    Now your conscience is interfering, like "Better yourself!""

    And then the last verse is really revealing:

    "How could you leave me?
    I thought that you needed me
    When the world got too much and you pleaded with me
    Who helped you immediately?
    How speedy of me
    How could you deny me so vehemently?
    Now your body is shakin'
    Trying to free it of me
    And your soul is in control
    Trying to lead it from me
    And your heart no longer pledge allegiance to me
    Damn, I'm missing the days when you needed the D"

    The addict has let go of her addiction to the drug, or person, or whatever, and the 'drug' isn't too happy about this (making it sound like a person, unhappy the other has left them, despite the relationship being toxic). The 'shaking' is a key withdrawal symptom from drugs, so the song never deviates from blending the two types of addiction together.

    It helps that there's something very hypnotic about the music itself. The whole thing just fits perfectly in so many ways :)
    TheForeigneron November 29, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentahhh this song is soo good
    welcometothemachineon January 08, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentindeed it is
    Rightbackon February 12, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is SUCH a good song. Jay-z stays true in a time when all you have to do is say a couple words to produce a hit.

    this song does have to meanings. The 1st obvius one about love and stuff and the more dominant side about drugs and addiction.
    Thats shown in the music video. They show the girl who is on the streets with her boyfriend and the girl who is rich and in the clubs and drugged up all the time. These song has so many hidden double meanings and is really insightful. Just a real good RAP song.
    classyjazzyon August 20, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe metaphors within the songs are so creative
    expect nothing less from jay
    Musicsoulon October 02, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhats 9 1/2 weeks?
    snizel88on February 16, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Comment@snizel88 it's a movie
    liz1234on March 20, 2010   Link
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    General Commentthis is that sensitive shit i love. this song reminds everyone of someone..
    NovaDioron August 01, 2010   Link

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