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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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    UnregisteredNov 3, 2013 at 3:43 pm
    I just think its true about what a lot of artist say in their music is about all of their own personal experiences... It doesn't matter why anyone would like the song for who is featured in it. They are making money and that's what musicians are all about... They are going to talk about their life and make it sound good while doing it to make money right? I mean everyone on this page is hating cuz jt is on it but you all still look up the lyrics cuz you like the damn song and wanna act like y'all know the words when u hear it or try to make your own version of this song and call it a "cover"... You people who talk mess about who is in this song or what they are saying or anything negative are stupid... They are the ones making millions of dollars and selling out shows and have a world wide fan base not you "the consumers" y'all areca bunch of lames just listen to the music you like keep supporting your favorite artists and move on you don't know these people either who sing write or produce these songs so don't act like ur smarter than the next person cuz all you do is read or hear bullshit about them... I can guarantee you all that none of you know jay-z or justin timberlake nor anyone who put their own blood, sweat, or tears on that record so stop acting like you know them or know all about them... F***** lames do something with your life get ur lyrics and just love the music why act like you know it all... But y'all ate just a bunch of fake ass shit talkers that want a pat on the back cuz you think u know something about some rapper cuz u think you grew up with him and you think you hang out with him... Bunch of fake ass n***@$... Don't speak about em unless you know em, and if you don't know em ain't no worth speaking about em... Cuz y'all just look like a bunch of dumb ignorant fools... Gone... -k7
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    Lizbeth LopezJan 2, 2014 at 5:29 pm
    Hey I'm not mean and i gutted myself first. I was dead and when he found me my body split into many me's. I was trapped in shadows, mirrors, reflection, memories, nightmares, water, dreams, dimensions, energy remnenses, and more me's but these composed to resemble the many races and alien beings that make up my DNA.
    The one me he references that stabbed him could have been the one that was trapped in a nightmare wake hallucination, but then again it have been the one that was color blind and traumatized from a horrific life filled with hurt.
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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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    Luvuyo MacLivingstone MbuyazweJul 26, 2013 at 9:04 am
    J.T's 2nd hook : 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 bleeding
    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 who’s name
    But I still don't know why
    Why I love it so much, yeah.
  • U
    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 ppl have come from, by which I mean the transatlantic slave trade. I like this album if you haven't noticed.

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