"History" as written by Maurice Jordan, Shawn C. Carter, Kanye Omari West and Antony Von Williams....
You should not get what you have not earned
What I do from here is none of your concern
It didn’t work, yeah I know it hurts
But it’s gotta give before it gets much worse

Ooh, gotta give up on you, ooh
Ooh, gotta give up on you, on you

We’ve got a lot of history
But there’s too much space between you and me
You have plans, yeah I have dreams
But do I have the guts in me
To leave, leave, pack my shit and leave
Leave, leave

The irony gets the best of me
I’m sad that we split, but you’re still happy
What I gave to you was more than memories
What you took from me wasn’t worth anything

Ooh, gotta give up on you, ooh
Ooh, gotta give up on you, on you

We’ve got a lot of history
But there’s too much space between you and me
You have plans, yeah I have dreams
But do I have the guts in me
To leave, leave, pack my shit and leave
Leave, leave, oh

You never cared enough, you never earned my trust
You just took what you could get
You never lift me up, I never feel your love
I know exactly what this is

I’m tired of the weight when you lean on me
If I fell you would never stay to carry me

'Cause we’ve got a lot of history
But there’s too much space between you and me
You have plans, yeah I have dreams
But do I have the guts in me
To leave, leave, pack my shit and leave
Leave, leave


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"History" as written by Kevin Jordan Anthony William Del Grosso

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    General CommentGreat song!

    From what I get out of it, It's more or less about a long "dragged out" relationship that the writer is almost unsure why he feels the need to stay around, but knows he feels something. He understands that this relationship is very one sided and at this point unrealistic, especailly when you think of the artists dreams of touring and such with more traditional plans; i.e: marriage, career, or educational plans. No matter what he knows it really doesn't change how he can't help but feel because of all the time they spent together. Being torn, this song seems to be him weighing his choices.
    RyanWreckelesson August 05, 2014   Link
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    General CommentGreat song!

    From what I get out of it, It's more or less about a long "dragged out" relationship that the writer is almost unsure why he feels the need to stay around, but knows he feels something. He understands that this relationship is very one sided and at this point unrealistic, especailly when you think of the artists dreams of touring and such with more traditional plans; i.e: marriage, career, or educational plans. No matter what he knows it really doesn't change how he can't help but feel because of all the time they spent together. Being torn, this song seems to be him weighing his choices.
    RyanWreckelesson August 05, 2014   Link
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    General CommentGreat song!

    From what I get out of it, It's more or less about a long "dragged out" relationship that the writer is almost unsure why he feels the need to stay around, but knows he feels something. He understands that this relationship is very one sided and at this point unrealistic, especailly when you think of the artists dreams of touring and such with more traditional plans; i.e: marriage, career, or educational plans. No matter what he knows it really doesn't change how he can't help but feel because of all the time they spent together. Being torn, this song seems to be him weighing his choices.
    RyanWreckelesson August 05, 2014   Link

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