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Jay-Z – Run This Town lyrics

[Intro - Rihanna]

Feel it comin' in the air
And the screams from everywhere
I'm addicted to the thrill
It's a dangerous love affair
Can't be scared when it goes down
Got a problem, tell me now
Only thing that's on my mind
Is who's gonna run this town tonight...
Is who's gonna run this town tonight...
We gonna run this town

[Verse 1 - Jay-Z]

We are
Yeah I said it
We are
This is Roc Nation
Pledge your allegiance
Get y'all fatigues on
All black everything
Black cards, black cars
All black everything
And our girls are blackbirds
Ridin' with they dillingers
I'd get more in depth
If you boys really real enough
This is la familia
I'll explain later
But for now let me get back to this paper
I'm a couple bands down and I'm tryin' to get back
I gave the other grip, I lost a flip for five stacks
Yeah I'm talkin' five comma
Six zeros
Dot zero
Here it go...
Back to runnin' circles 'round niggas
Now we squared up
Hold up

[Chorus - Rihanna]

Life's a game but it's not fair
I break the rules so I don't care
So I keep doin' my own thing
Walkin' tall against the rain
Victory's within the mile
Almost there, don't give up now
Only thing that's on my mind
Is who's gonna run this town tonight
Heeeey-hey-hey-hey-hey-heyyy
Hey-heyyy-hey-hey-heyy
Heeeey-hey-hey-hey-hey-heyyy
(Is who's gonna run this town tonight)
Hey-hey-hey-heyyy

[Verse 2 - Jay-Z]

We are
Yeah I said it
We are
You can call me Cesar
In a dark caesar
Please follow the lea-der
So Eric B. We are
Microphone fiend
It's the return of thee God
Peace God...
(Auh! Auh!)
And ain't nobody fresher
I'm in Mason
(Ah!)
Martin Margiela
On the tape we're screamin'
Fuck the other side, they jealous
We got a banquet full of broads
They got a table full of fellas...
And they ain't spending no cake
They should throw they hand in
'Cause they ain't got no spades...
My whole team got dough
So my banquet is lookin' like Millionaire's Row

[Chorus - Rihanna]

Life's a game but it's not fair
I break the rules so I don't care
So I keep doin' my own thing
Walkin' tall against the rain
Victory's within the mile
Almost there, don't give up now
Only thing that's on my mind
Is who's gonna run this town tonight
Heeeey-hey-hey-hey-hey-heyyy
Hey-heyyy-hey-hey-heyy
Heeeey-hey-hey-hey-hey-heyyy
(Is who's gonna run this town tonight)
Hey-hey-hey-heyyy

[Verse 3 - Kanye West]

It's crazy how you can go from being Joe Blow
To everybody on your dick, no homo
I bought my whole family whips, no Volvos
Next time I'm in church, please no photos
Police escorts
Everybody passports
This the life that everybody ask for
This a fast life
We are on a crash course
What you think I rap for
To push a fucking rav-4?
But I know that if I stay stun-ting
All these girls only gonna want one thing
I could spend my whole life good will hun-ting
Only good gon' come is as good when I'm cumm-ing
She got a ass that'll swallow up a g-string
And up top, unh...
Two bee stings
And I'm beasting
Off the riesling
And my nigga just made it out the precinct
We give a damn about the drama that your dude bring
I'm just tryin' to change the color on your mood ring
Reebok
Baby
You need to drop some new things
Have you ever had shoes without shoe strings?
What's that 'Ye?
Baby, these heels
Is that a may?
What!
Baby, these wheels
You trippin' when you ain't sippin'
Have a refill
You feelin' like you runnin', huh?
Now you know how we feel

[Outro - Rihanna]

We gonna run this town tonight!

[Outro - Jay-Z]

Wassup!



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    Jedi1113Apr 12, 2010 at 10:58 pm
    Oh my god you're right! Jay-z is teaming up with The Bride, The Joker and The Crow to take down Jesus! Jeez lighten up, where does three lines=satan, I must have missed that verse. The rapper lifestyle is promoted to keep poor blacks. Poor; there are only two jobs paths that the media shows black men can be succesfull at; basketball and rapping so its not some devil worshipping crap. Also if everyone here is so afraid of being damned cuz of this music, then why are you spending time listening/viewing this stuff over and over to find the hidden meanings, just turn away from this 'demonic' crap if that's what it does to you. I have my own relationship with God and I'm not going to hell over a freaking song. Stop being so paranoid and trust in God. Its crap like this that's the reason I no longer go to church.
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    niggaboiDec 3, 2009 at 10:22 am
    This song is great, and to those that state that they are devil worshipers what grounds do you have to make that assumption. And for Toni Begood the illuminati is actually a sect of free masons just as shriners is a sect of free masonry or even the knights templar. Not vice versa as you had previously stated. The song is talking about a change and how Jay-Z is making a comeback hence he's gonna run this town tonight. And the blacked out stuff is not uncommon in my hood when people wanna do dirt at night its not unusual to see 4-5 niggas just blacked out. It means he is imposing a hostile takeover of the rap game.
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    foodrulesDec 3, 2009 at 3:53 am
    I totally understand what Veida is saying about rihanna about her bouncing back, but I think she made a huge ordeal about what chris brown did to her. She drew to much attention to herself and I think that was wrong. No one eva gave chris brown a chance to explain people don't know me so don't judge me on what I say I'm totally against what chris did to her but they should have let him tell his story.
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    Jedi1113Feb 25, 2010 at 1:32 am
    Yeah I've watched all that, the jay-z deception, etc. There are not any facts in any of these, we are just being told that this is what the illumaniti, masons etc do and what their symbols are and what these mean. There are no hard facts, these practices are secret so people who are masons can't confirm or deny that those symbols and messages are even used or that they have the meanin that we are being told they have.
    Also Elizabeth, I've listened to this songs dozens of times and I've never once heard the word satan. Rihanna is from Barbatos, obviously you can't understand the accent she clearly says thrill. Also what verse in the bible does it say that Lucifer was in charge of music? All angels praise god, but they don't use anything that we would call music. Most common beliefs people have about Lucifer, angels, heaven etc come from the Divine Comedy and Milton's Paradise Lost and were never mentioned in the bible at all.
    All of saying is show me some hard evidence and Ill believe you, I know Jay-Z is a mason, but wheres the satanic connection come in?
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    UnregisteredOct 19, 2011 at 2:56 pm
    Uh. Yeah. Well the "im in mason" reference actually refers to "maison martin margiela" which is fashion. Jay's talkin about shoes there, buddy. Also yezzy is not saying "i'm on top" or whatever, he's saying "and i'm chopped" which is a slang reference for an ecstasy high. Does this mean that their not mason's or illuminati or republicans. Perhaps not. At any rate at the end of the day it is your own decisions that seal your fate. It is your personal choice to be a leader or a follower that will ultimately lead to your rise or demise.

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