"Poetic Justice" as written by James Samuel Harris Iii, Terry Lewis, Aubrey Graham, Janet Jackson, Elijah Molina and Kendrick Lamar Duckworth....
Every second, every minute, man I swear that she can get it
Say if you a bad bitch put your hands up high, hands up high, hands up high
Tell 'em dim the lights down right now, put me in the mood
I'm talking 'bout dark room, perfume
Go, go!

I recognize your fragrance (hol' up!)
You ain't never gotta say shit (woo!)
And I know your taste is
A little bit (mmm) high maintenance (ooh)
Everybody else basic
You live life on an everyday basis
With poetic justice, poetic justice
If I told you that a flower bloomed in a dark room, would you trust it?
I mean I write poems in these songs dedicated to you
When you're in the mood for empathy, theres blood in my pen
Better yet where your friends and them?
I really wanna know you all
I really wanna show you off
Fuck that, pour up plenty of champagne
Cold nights when you curse this name
You called up your girlfriends and
Y'all curled in that little bitty Range I heard that
She wanna go and party, she wanna go and party
Nigga don't approach her with that Atari
Nigga that ain't good game, homie, sorry
They say conversation, rule a nation, I can tell
But I could never right my wrongs
'less I write it down for real, P.S

[Chorus: x2]
You can get it, you can get it
You can get it, you can get it
And I know just, know just, know just, know just, know just what you want
Poetic justice, put it in a song

I really hope you play this
'Cause ol' girl you test my patience
With all these seductive photographs and all these one off vacations
You've been taken
Clearly a lot for me to take in
It don't make sense
Young East African Girl, you too busy fucking with your other man
I was trying to put you on game, put you on a plane
Take you and your mama to the motherland
I could do it, maybe one day
When you figure out you're gonna need someone
When you figure out it's all right here in the city
And you don't run from where we come from
That sound like poetic justice, poetic justice
You were so new to this life but God damn you got adjusted
I mean I write poems in these songs, dedicated to the fun sex
Your natural hair and your soft skin, and your big ass in that sundress (ooh!)
Good God, what you doing that walk for?
When I see that thing move, I just wish we would fight less
And we would talk more
And they say communication save relations, I can tell
But I can never right my wrongs unless I write them down for real
P.S

[Chorus]

Every time I write these words they become a taboo
Making sure my punctuation curve, every letter is true
Living my life in the margin and that metaphor was proof
I'm talking poetic justice, poetic justice
If I told you that a flower bloomed in a dark room, would you trust it?
I mean you need to hear this
Love is not just a verb, it's you looking in the mirror
Love is not just a verb, it's you looking for a maybe
Call me crazy, We can both be insane
A fatal attraction is common
And what we have common is pain
I mean you need to hear this
Love is not just a verb and I can see power steering
Sex drive when you swerve, I want that interference
It's coherent, I can hear it, mmhmm
That's your heartbeat
It either caught me or it called me, mmhmm
Breathe slow and you'll find gold mines in these lines
Sincerely, yours truly
And right before you go blind
P.S

[Chorus]


Lyrics submitted by thrwmyhrtawy.

"Poetic Justice" as written by James Samuel Harris Iii, Terry Lewis, Aubrey Graham, Janet Jackson, Elijah Molina, Kendrick Lamar Duckworth

Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.

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  • +1
    Song MeaningYou need to listen again if you think Drake did a better job...

    Kendick's first verse is about him expressing his emotion of love physically.
    "If I told you that a flower bloomed in a dark room would you trust it?," speaks to him showing physically that he loves her.

    His second verse talks about love being not just a verb, something that can be shown, or an action, it's a feeling. Love starts with you caring for yourself, looking in the mirror and loving what you see.

    But also step back and realize there are "gold mines in these lines." "Every time I write these words they become a taboo," because he is talking about a lot more than just feeling a girl, and the fact that he is is taboo in rap (speaking deeply, that is). The whole song is a metaphor for how he approaches his craft (ie rapping, music). He's talking to the people who can read between the lines, "you need to hear this." "A fatal attraction is common, and what we have common is pain." The people who need to hear it, who do hear it, have felt pain in their lives.

    Poetic Justice is a concept that you get your due. You're going to get out of this song is what you put into it, or what you bring to it. The song is a litmus test, and what you get back out is Poetic Justice, because it is related to your own interpretation and 'conduct' in listening to the song.

    So if you think Drake has the better verse, that's poetic justice, and you're destined to let the nuance of life pass you by. Don't worry, you won't be alone.
    andwinsomeon November 13, 2013   Link
  • -1
    My Opinioni think drake's' rap is so much better than kendrick's in this song, which is weird since it's not even his song
    slideeon July 09, 2013   Link
  • -1
    My Opinioni think drake's' rap is so much better than kendrick's in this song, which is weird since it's not even his song
    slideeon July 09, 2013   Link

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