"See You In My Nightmares" as written by Benjamin Hudson-mcildowie, Kanye O. West, Jeffrey Bhasker, Ernest Dion Wilson and Dwayne Carter....
I'm cold
I'm cold
I'm cold
Yeah
Yeah
Yeah
I got the right to put up a fight
But not quite cause you cut off my light
But my sight is better tonight and I might
See you in my nightmare, oh how did you get there
Cause we were once a fairytale
But this is farewell

I got my life and its my only one
I got the night, I'm running from the sun
So goodnight, I made it out the door (door, door, door)
After tonight, there will be no return
After tonight, I'm taking off on the road
I'm taking off on the road

And that you know (that you know)
Tell every one that you know
That I don't love you no more
And that's one thing that you know (that you know)

Okay I'm back up on my grind
You do you and I'm just gone do mine
You do you, cause I'm just gone be fine
Okay I got you out my mind
The night is young, the drinks is cold
The stars is out, I'm ready to go
You always thought I was always wrong
Well know you know,
Tell everybody everybody that you know!
Tell everybody that you know
That I don't love you no more
And that's one thing that you know
That you know

I got the right to put up a fight
But not quite cause you cut off my light
But my sight is better tonight and I might
See you in my nightmare, oh but how did you get there
Cause we were once a fairytale
But this is farewell

Baby girl I'm finished!
I thought we were committed
I thought we were cemented
I really thought we meant it
But now we just repentin'
And now we just resentin'
The clouds is in my vision
Look how high I be gettin'
And its all because of you
Girl we through
You think your shit don't stink
But you are Mrs. p-u
And I don't see you with me no more
Now tell everybody that you know
That you know!

That you know
Tell everybody that you know
That I don't love you no more
And that's one thing that you know
That you know
That you know
Tell everyone that you know
That I don't love you no more
And that's one thing that you know
That you know


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"See You in My Nightmares" as written by Kanye West Jeff Bhasker

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  • +3
    General CommentDamn good track from the new album....really self-explanative lyrics here.
    almightykingdomon November 22, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General Commenteasily the best song from the new album. a lot of people are saying that kanye is trying to be all pop and that 808s sucks. kanye said that he doesnt care what people think of the new album cuz he is very proud of it. thats why kanye is the fuckin man!!
    welcome2heartbreakon November 30, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentBest song on the new album. i'm loving the new sound of Kanye. As the previous poster stated, this song is self-explanitory.
    platniumstatuson November 24, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is the story of my life
    welcome2heartbreakon December 16, 2008   Link
  • 0
    My OpinionGreat song. Self explanatory. This is after a pretty sad break-up and well..."OK, I got you out my mind".
    LIT U UPon January 07, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is one of the best Kanye has ever made in my opinion.Probabley the best album he made 808s & Heartbreak is so awesome. Well the lyrics are like most people are saying self-explanitory.
    iBangon January 15, 2009   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationThis is just what I think it´s about;
    [Kanye West]
    I'm cold (Yeah), I'm cold (Yeah), I'm cold (He still wants to be cold)

    [Lil Wayne]
    I got the right to put up a fight
    but not quite cause you cut off my light (He feels like he does things wrong when she’s around and he is annoyed of feeling that)
    But my sight is better tonight and I might
    see you in my nightmare, oh how did you get there (He wants to battle with her in his mind, in his nightmare, ´cause he feels like she represents the light and he is getting annoyed that he likes her so much)
    cause we were once a fairytale (He didn’t realize what feelings could come to him as he began to like her)
    But this is farewell. (But a part of him wants to leave her because he is afraid that she will win)

    [Kanye West]
    I got my life and its my only one (He feels like she open wounds within him, because she knows several things, so he wants to go away from her)
    I got the night, I'm running from the sun (He wants to run from her)
    So goodnight, I made it out the door door door door door
    After tonight, there will be no return
    After tonight, I'm taking off on the road
    I'm taking off on the road (He feels like he wants to win over her no matter what, because he feels so sad if everything he believed in will fall apart)

    And that you know
    Tell everybody that you know
    That I don't love you no more
    And that's one thing that you know
    That you know... (He tries not to love her, and he tries not to let her affect him with all her love and knowledge to him)

    Okay I'm back up on my grind
    You do you and I'm just gone do mine (He wants them to go separate ways so he doesn’t have to be reminded that the things he do is wrong)
    You do you, cause I'm just gon' be fine (He tries to convince himself that he is going to be fine without her)
    Okay I got you out my mind
    The night is young, the drinks is cold
    The stars is out, I'm ready to go (He wants her out of his mind so he can live the way he usually does, out late at night, drinking and partying)
    You always thought I was always wrong (He is hurt that she thinks that he does things wrong ´cause he wants to be right for her)
    Well now you know...
    Tell everybody everybody that you know
    Tell everybody that you know
    That I don't love you no more
    And that's one thing that you know
    That you know (He tries not to love her, and he tries not to let her affect him with all her love and knowledge to him)

    [Lil Wayne]
    I got the right to put up a fight
    but not quite cause you cut off my light (He feels like he does things wrong when she’s around and he is annoyed of feeling that)
    But my sight is better tonight and I might
    see you in my nightmare, oh but how did you get there (He wants to battle with her in his mind, in his nightmare, ´cause he feels like she represents the light and he is getting annoyed that he likes her so much)
    cause we were once a fairytale (He didn’t realize what feelings could come to him as he began to like her)
    But this is farewell (But a part of him wants to leave her because he is afraid that she will win)

    Baby girl I'm finished
    I thought we were committed
    I thought we were cemented
    How I thought we meant it
    Now we just repenting
    Now we just resenting
    The clouds in my vision
    Look how high that I be getting
    And it`s all because of you
    Girl we through
    You think your shit don`t stink but you are Mrs. P.U.
    And I don`t see you with me no more (He feels so hurt that she knows some stuff that he’s hiding for everyone, because he wants to be perfect in front of her, and when she sees through him he feels rather stupid for being revealed)
    Now tell everybody that you know
    That you know

    [Kanye West]
    That you know
    Tell everybody that you know
    That I don`t love you no more
    And that`s one thing that you know
    That you know
    That you know
    Tell everybody that you know
    That I don`t love you no more
    And that`s one thing that you know
    That you know... (He tries not to love her, and he tries not to let her affect him with all her love and knowledge to him)

    I think nearly all lyrics from this album, especially this one, is about the girl he loves in Love lockdown. What do you think? I could be wrong, though...
    Monreflectionson February 11, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it is something that he is saying to himself in his head, just to force himself think that he doesn't love her anymore (because there seems to be no other way to forger her).

    Just came home after going out, got totally wasted, with last strength he lies into his bed, and as he is wating for sleep to come, his thoughts are with her, he is so mad that he is thinking about her and knowing that he'll definitely dream of her because of this pisses him off even more. He'll probably dream about some imaginary fights with her, he pictures himself screaming at her face in his mind. Kanye sings the calmer parts (problably him before going out, getting ready to start forgetting here and accomplishing the exact opposite) and the plain angry and unreasonably mad screaming "Tell everybody...". He is exausted. And thats where Lil John sings, with his "I got the right", he is the more reasonable voice in Kanyes head.
    ahoymateyon October 31, 2009   Link

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