"Light Up" as written by Aubrey Graham, Shawn Carter, Anthony Mcintire and Noah Shebib....
I've been up for four days
Getting money both ways
Dirty and clean, I could use a glass of cold spades
Rolexes, chauffeurs and low fades
I keep thinking how young you can die from old age
They always tell me nobody's working as hard as you
And even though I laugh it off, man, it's probably true
Cause while all of my closest friends out partying
I'm just here making all the music that they party to
But party on, party on, all night nigga
I got these new rappers nervous prom night nigga
I've grown tired of these fucking grown man liars
Storytellers, they ain't even need a campfire
Uh, but I just wanna tell the truth
Before one of these haters load a couple shells and shoot
This shit feel like when Fredro Starr was at Sunset Park
Stuntin' hard in his yellow Goose
Yeah, but I'm a ma'fuckin' missed target
But a target nonetheless and I just started
Was that directed at moi? Can't be
They must be talking to themselves hoe, hands free
Yeah, and I'm just filling up this daily planner
Gettin' busy 'cause I'm a star, no spangled banner
Jealous dudes get to talkin' in they music
And I just say I wrote it for your girlfriends, Kelsey Grammar
Yeah, that's what life becomes when you're doing you
Welcome to Hollywood, don't let this town ruin you,
And if you pillow talking with the women that are screwin' you
Just know that she gon' tell another nigga when she through wit' you
Don't get impatient when it takes too long
Drink it all even when it tastes too strong
Yeah, I gotta feel alive, even if it kills me
Promise to always give you me, the real me

Who would have thought
I'd be caught in this life?
Let's celebrate with a toast
And get lost in tonight
And make it all light up
(Hey, Guru, tell home girl to go to open that Ace right there)
Wait until the sun goes down
We gon' make this bitch light up
Even when the sun goes down
I'm gon' make this go

Ow, hoes turn they heads like, owls
I'm the man of the hour
Triple entendre, don't even ask me how
Con Edison flow, I'm connected to a higher power
Bright life'd make your whole city light up
A trillion-watt light bulb, when I'm in the nightclub
I just landed in that G450
Caught the Mayweather fight, 'cause the satellite was crispy
(Uh) Y'all can miss me with that money talk
The smart money's on Hov, fuck what the dummies talk
I don't do too much blogging
I just run the town, I don't do too much joggin'
(Uh) I ain't got a scar yet
'Cause you fuckin' around with me and my dogs is far-fetched
Drake, here is how they gon' come at you
Will silly raps feuds tryin' to distract you
In disguise, in the form of a favor
The Barzini me, watch for the traitors
(Uh) I done seen it all, done it all
That's why none of these dumb-dumb could dun him off
The summer's ours, the winter too
Top down in the winter, that's what winners do
And to these niggas I'm like Windows 7
You let 'em tell it, they swear that they invented you
And since no good deed go unpunished
I'm not as cool with niggas as I once was
I once was, cool as The Fonz was
But these bright lights turned me to a monster
Sorry, mama, I promised it wouldn't change me
But I would've went insane had I remained the same me
Fuck niggas, bitches too
All I got is this money, this'll do

Who would have thought
I'd be caught in this life?
Let's celebrate with a toast
And get lost in tonight
And make it all light up
Wait until the sun goes down
We gon' make this bitch light up
Wait until the sun goes down
I'm gon' make this go


Lyrics submitted by strykerchick

"Light Up" as written by Aubrey Graham Shawn Carter

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General CommentLove this song, warning about the pitfalls of stardom, with Jay giving veteran advice.

    Call me picky, but it sounds more like, "We gon' make this piece light up."
    r3ckl3sson3on June 04, 2010   Link
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    General Comment:]
    jaydawgtwo04on June 07, 2010   Link
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    My OpinionAmazing song!
    Tsuppion June 21, 2010   Link
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    General CommentGREAT SONG!
    rburdet4on February 05, 2011   Link
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    General CommentLegittt
    Temetnosceon February 19, 2011   Link
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    General Commentr3ckl3ssons
    needs a lesson.

    This song is about illumanti.

    "I've been up for four days getting money both ways.
    Dirty and clean."

    Where would Drake get dirty money?
    The streets?
    In Ashton Martin Music w Rick Ross (who is also subbosdly illuminati"
    "Type of nigga who aint hood but can feel the streets"
    So not the streets..

    And Drakes talking about how real is is after that.. so its gotta mean something right?
    OVO's symbol (Octobers Very Own) is the Owl.

    "Hoes turn they heads like Owls."

    Owl is a symbol of the illuminati.

    "I seen it all, done it all."

    Jay-Z bites "Been there done that" bit line by Dr.Dre where Dre quotes

    "So if money is the root I want the whole damn tree,
    Ain't trying to stick around for illuminati
    Got to buy my own island by the year 2G."

    Jay-Z:
    "Triple entendre, don't ask me how
    Con Edison flow, I'm connected to a higher power."

    which coincides with
    "I just run the town, I don't do too much jogging."

    "I gotta feel alive
    Even if it kills me."

    Peep the Good Life by 2Pac on here. its all there.

    Wake up forreal...
    JamzXIVon September 30, 2011   Link
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    General Commentwhat does "if you pillow talking with the women that are screwing you Just know that she gon tell another nigga when she through with you" mean?
    jklplovemeon October 04, 2012   Link

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