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[Intro: Justin Timberlake]
You'd take the clothes off my back and I'd let you
You'd steal the food right out my mouth and I'd watch you eat it
I still don’t know why, why I love you so much, ohh

You curse my name, in spite to put me to shame
Have my laundry in the streets, dirty or clean, give it up for fame
But I still don't know why, why I love it so much

[Hook: Justin Timberlake]
And baby, it's amazing I'm in this maze with you
I just can't crack your code

One day you screaming you love me loud
The next day you're so cold
One day you're here, one day you're there, one day you care
You're so unfair
, sipping from your cup 'til it runneth over, Holy Grail

[Verse 1: Jay-Z]
Blue told me remind you niggers
Fuck that shit y'all talking 'bout, I'm the nigger
Caught up in all these lights and cameras
But look what that shit did to Hammer
God damn it it I like it
Bright lights is enticing but look what it did to Tyson
All that money in one night, thirty mil' for one fight
But soon as all the money blows, all the pigeons take flight
Fuck the fame, keep cheating on me, what I do, I took her back
Fool me twice, that's my bad, I can't even blame her for that

Enough to make me wanna murder, momma' please just get my bail
I know nobody to blame, Kurt Cobain, I did it to myself

[Bridge: Justin Timberlake]
And we all just, entertainers
And we're stupid, and contagious
And we all just, entertainers

[Hook: Justin Timberlake]
And baby, it's amazing I'm in this maze with you
I just can't crack your code
One day you screaming you love me loud
The next day you're so cold
One day you're here, one day you're there, one day you care
You're so unfair, sipping from your cup 'til it runneth over, Holy Grail

[Verse 2: Jay-Z]
Now I got tattoos on my body, psycho bitches in my lobby
I got haters in the paper, photo shoots with paparazzi
Can't even take my daughter for a walk, see 'em by the corner store
I feel like I'm cornered off enough is enough, I'm calling this off
Who the fuck I'm kidding though, I'm getting high, sitting low
Sliding by in that big body, curtains all in my window
This fame hurt but this chain works, I think back you asked the same person
If this is all you had to deal with, nigger deal with, this shit ain't work
This light work, camera snapping, my eyes hurt
Niggers dying back where I was birthed, fuck your IRIS and the IRS
Get the hell up off your high horse
You got the shit that niggers die for, dry yours

Why you mad, take the good with the bad
Don't throw the baby out with the bath water
You still alive, still that nigger
Nigger you survived, you still getting bigger nigger
Living the life, Vanilla wafers in a villa
Illest nigger alive, Michael Jackson's Thriller

[Hook: Justin Timberlake]
And baby, it's amazing I'm in this maze with you
I just can't crack your code
One day you screaming you love me loud
The next day you're so cold

One day you're here, one day you're there, one day you care
You're so unfair, sipping from your cup 'til it runneth over, Holy Grail

[Bridge: Justin Timberlake]
You get the air out my lungs whenever you need it
And you take the blade right out my heart, just so you can watch me bleed
And I still don’t know why, why I love you so much, yeah
And you play this game in spite to drive me insane
I got it tattooed on my sleeve forever in ink with guess whose name
But I still don't know why, why our love is so much

[Hook: Justin Timberlake]
And baby, it's amazing I'm in this maze with you
I just can't crack your code
One day you screaming you love me loud
The next day you're so cold
One day you're here, one day you're there, one day you care
You're so unfair, sipping from your cup 'til it runneth over, Holy Grail

[Ending: Justin Timberlake]
Ooooooooohhhhhh, woooowwww (Holy Holy Holy Holy Holy Holy Grail)
Ooooooooohhhhhh, oooohhhh, woooowwww (Holy Holy Holy Holy Holy Holy Grail)
Ooooooooohhhhhh, don't know why......



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    UnregisteredSep 20, 2013 at 11:26 pm
    Why holy grail? Where is the connection between the holy grail and the mean girl they both are referring to. It seems from the lyrics that the mean girl gives them their fame. There is so much message hidden in the song. Jay z is the greatest rapper I know who knows how to convey messages in codes. And he does it well. And this one was complimented greatly by justin. Nice song by all standards. I will hook up more on the meaning and knoowledge burried in the song.
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    UnregisteredSep 25, 2013 at 2:12 am
    I don't think it's a song about a literal mean girl nor do I think the songs feels disconnected by two different themes. Instead, It seems that the girl is just a personification of the world of the entertainment business and the fame that accompanies it. The album has many songs that have a sense of duality. Look at oceans, it is a song about where blacks are now and how the meaning of basic items and sounds remind hova where his people have come from, by which I mean the transatlantic slave trade. I like this album if you haven't noticed.
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    UnregisteredOct 19, 2013 at 7:02 pm
    For those who do not know the Jay's background you can't understand what the lyrics mean. When Jay Z parted ways with his former rocafella artist he left close friends behind, the hook that jt sings is describing his feelings towards his former label mates and friends, "They profited off of him and he let them, they aired his personal life out to the press and tabloids, and in the end he's letting them know after all of that he still has love for them." And in the Intro on Jay's verse he's letting them know f*k the all the gossip I'm always gonna be on top. Jt verse "One day you screaming you love me loud, the next day your so cold." That's directed to his old label mate beanie siegel, One minute beans is cool with jay, then the next he's on video dissing him. To understand a rapper like Jay Z you must know his background and grow with him.

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