Ooh
I love you so
But why I love you
I'll never know
Ooh
I love you so
But why I love you
I'll never know
Ooh
I love you so
But why I love you
I'll never know
Ooh
I love you so
But why I love you
I'll never know

Picture if you will, that the throne's burning
Rome's burning and I'm sitting in the corner all alone burning
Why does it always end up like this?
Something that we don't determine
Same people that I fought for
That I fight for, that I ride for
That I live for, that I die for
Be the reason that these niggas is alive for
And they want me dead
But I'm sorry but I just can't die for you
But I can make 'em put their hands in the sky for you
We waiting for the fireworks like July fourth
Get fly more, get high more, cry boy, why for?
When the grief is over, beef is over
I'll be fly when Easter's over
I tried to teach niggas how to be kings
And all they ever wanted to be was soldiers
So the love is gone, 'til blood is drawn
So we no longer wear the same uniform
Fuck you squares, the circle got smaller
The castle got bigger, the walls got taller
And truth be told after all that said
Niggas still got love for you

Ooh
I love you so
But why I love you
I'll never know
Ooh
I love you so
But why I love you
I'll never know
Ooh
I love you so
But why I love you
I'll never know
Ooh
I love you so
But why I love you
I'll never know

Showed love to you niggas
You ripped out my heart and you stepped on it
I picked up the pieces, before you swept on it
Goddamn this shit leaves a mess don't it
Shit feelin' like death don't it
Charge it to the game, whatever's left on it
I spent about a minute, maybe less on it
Fly pelican fly, turn the jets on it
But first I shall digress on it
Wasn't I a good king?
(Maybe too much of a good thing, huh?)
Didn't I spoil you? Me or the money, what you loyal to?
(Huh, I gave you my loyalty)
Made you Royalty and royalties
(Took care of these niggas lawyer fees)
And this is how niggas rewardin' me
(Damn)

Ooh
I love you so
But why I love you
I'll never know
Ooh
I love you so
But why I love you
I'll never know

Bussin' at me, b-b-b-bussin' at me
But I'm bullet proof, bitch you can't get nothin' past me
Got body armor (A nigga gotta watch the throne)
And I'm bussin' back, so niggas in a glass house should not throw stones
What do you do when the love turns the hate?
(Gotta separate from these fuckin' fakes)
Caesar didn't see it so he ceased to exist
So the nigga that killed him had keys to his shit
Am I my brother's keeper?
(Only if that nigga don't creep up)
Got a pistol under my pillow
(I've never been a deep sleeper)
P-p-p-paranoia
('Cause the nigga that said he'll)
Blast for ya (is now)
Blastin' for ya, that's an assassin for ya
(These niggas got a shot they'll shoot)
Please lord (forgive him)
For these niggas (not know)
What they, (do) (ooh)


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Why I Love You Lyrics as written by Mike Dean Kanye West

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    TranslationAww man, this song so perfectly captures the feelings, emotions and resentment that come from deep heart-wrenching betrayal. This song is obviously Jay's interpretation and misgivings about the events that transpired surrounding the fall of his record label/imprint roc-a-fella records.

    Business and creative differences between himself and Dame Dash, the fallout with Beanie Siegel, Cam'Ron, State Property etc. The decision Kanye made about his future...all of these things contributed to a complete and utter disaster which was the fall of one of the greatest hip hop dynasties of the era.

    In the song Jay states

    "I tried to teach niggas how to be kings
    And all they ever wanted to be was soldiers"

    Powerful powerful statement. I'm sure this line can apply across all color lines and creeds, but in my opinion, none so much as in the black community. Differences in opinion, the willingness to put your ego aside, the willingness to accept mentorship and grow into something larger than yourself. All symptoms of illness that are perpetuated and cast amongst our youth by the very same music and lifestyle that we adore. I wouldnt even have to be in the room to tell you that there was probably always a strong resentment toward Jay for the direction he was taking in his lead. It's obvious now as we see Jay-Z has risen to prominence, and all of those who have fallen by the wayside publicly express the ill will they've had all along (Of course this is assuming the talk about secret societies, selling of the soul, human sacrifice and all that other unsubstatiated BS you hear about Jay-Z isn't true...another conversation for another time)

    Anyway, other notable lines...

    "Showed love to you niggas
    You ripped out my heart and you stepped on it
    I picked up the pieces, before you swept on it
    God damn this sh*t leaves a mess don't it
    Shit feelin' like death don't it"

    How can I expand upon that? Betrayal...the loss of companionship...the loss of trust, the money, the time, the energy, the secrets, the future, mutual friendships, the intimate moments, the life lessons and experiences you had with this person, that space in your heart and mind that you lean upon when you think about the best of times in life...all lost. It feels like death, don't it?

    Pretty much the entire last verse, but the Caesar line was especially poignant.

    "Caesar didn't see it so it ceased to exist
    So the nigga that killed him had keys to his sh*t"

    The possibility just didnt exist...Ceasar would not have imagined in a million years that the MF that would stab him in the back would be Brutus, his main man. How?

    Love this album, this is my favorite song on the album, great stuff.
    pworsh67on November 09, 2012   Link

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