"Say You Will" as written by Kanye Omari West, Jay Jenkins, Malik Yusef, Jeff Bhasker, B (mr. Hudson) Mcildowie and Dexter Mills....
Why would she make calls out the blue
Now I'm awake sleep isn't new

Hey, hey, hey, hey
Don't say you will
Unless you will
Hey, hey, hey, hey
Don't say you will
Then play you will
i pray you will

Mrs. So Fly crash lands in my room
Can't waste no time she might leave soon

Hey, hey, hey, hey
Don't say you will
Hey, hey, hey, hey
Don't say you will
You will, you will
Hey, hey, hey, hey
Don't say you will
If you will
I pray you will

Wish this song would really come true
I admit I still fantasize about you, about you

Hey, hey, hey, hey
Don't say you will
You will, you will
Hey, hey, hey, hey
Please say you will
For real
I pray you will


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"Say You Will" as written by Jay Jenkins Jeff Bhasker

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  • +4
    General CommentIm guessing its def about his fiance and their breakup. The chorus symbolizes what Kanye feels and wants. He is still in denial and the versus of the songs are actually what he prays for. He fantasizes about being with her again but knows that it's impossible. The 808 kicks mixed with the beep also symbolize the heartbeat and sets the tone for the album. It's like he's in the hospital...then all of a sudden the beeps and 808s go away in the instrumental ending symbolizing that he died on the inside. They come back in to shed light that hes alive and that hes going to accept the truth even though it sucks.
    beatalchemiston November 27, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General CommentU can hear the pain nd the desparation in his voice..he wants her back..nd he's tired of her letting him down..nd only being there for him sometimes..he prays she will..come through for him nd come back to him..so they can be how they were before..cause he still thinks of her..
    twincity1130on December 26, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentFor me this is the best song on 808s & Heartbreak.
    It sets the mood of the rest of the album and it is painfully beautiful.
    It's clear that Kanye isen't the best singer in the world.
    But he seems to have found the right level for his voice.
    It's indeed a very speciel album.
    Can't wait to explore it some more.
    Tyler2004durdenon December 15, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI agree with the 808 sounding like a heart monitor and the chorus being a direct reference to wedding vows (I do, I will, etc.). This song has the biggest melody on the album, if not of all time. I love how austere the auto-tune makes his voice sound. It's so sad and powerful, and yet at the same time so almost sterile and resigned.
    MrNovember33on January 26, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAgain I return to this song.
    Now. More than 3 ½ months later this song still keeps it's power.
    I'm listening to it now and it moves me perhaps even more than when I first wrote about it here.
    I'm close to calling it the best song Kanye ever wrote.
    And the album the best album he ever made.
    I'm a sucker for melancholy and bitter sweetness and this album has buckets of that.
    A lot of the songs on this album thoughes me so deep in my soul, that words can't explain how emotional I get when listening to a song like Say you will or Street lights.
    Kanye! You have outdone yourself this time!
    Tyler2004durdenon April 03, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    ..the 808 sounding like a heart monitor...first time I noticed it I thought of him (as an everyman) & a hospital and just broke down crying. Gorgeous.
    I love the auto-tune. If there has EVER been a time & place for it....Its crazy that people ripped on that but I cant see any other way he'd have set the tone so perfectly and allowed his full of pride self to go where he did on this album.
    Where would be without creative geniuses like this guy? A much colder world. Tired of defending his actions but the music will always stand alone for me.
    queenbuzzleon September 16, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWOW,,, I know how Kanye feels.. This song relates to me and a recent relationship situation... He does still desire his ex but knows its time to move on... He's got too much going on to stop and focus Truly on this Lost Love and he knows it.
    panama77on January 02, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song. To me it's one of the stand out tracks on 808s and Heatbreak. For sure better than either lead single.
    mile_highboy07on January 03, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commento and i think Alicia Keys woulda tore this song up! Can you hear it or is it just me?
    mile_highboy07on January 03, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentCan't stop listening to this song. Agree that its the best song on the album. It has so much emotion in it and it definitely resonates with me since I'm going through the same thing as him now :/
    serratureon January 09, 2009   Link

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