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[Verse 1]
Maybe you died 'cause everybody ask me where you at
I try to channel you in hopes that I could steal you back
But it's like every intersection we just missed each other
You got your fans waiting tell me you ain't six feet under
And tell me that you coming back and you just took a break
Maybe I blamed you for everything that was my mistake
In hindsight I loved your rawness and I loved your edge
'Cause it was you who talked me down from jumping off the ledge
Your earrings bamboo
Your long nails too
Your BMW, everytime you came through
You was the brave heart you stole Wayne heart
You never switched it up you played the same part
But I needed to grow and I needed to know
But there's some things inside of me that I needed to show
So I deaded you left you in all black
But dear old Nicki please call back

[Chorus]
You told me you'd come when I needed you
And you said it so sweetly I believed you
But I'm standing here calling I can't see you
But I am holding you, holding you, holding you to that

[Verse 2]
Yo, did I chase the glitz and glamour
Money, fame And power
Cuz if so that will forever go down my lamest hour
I shoulda kept you with me gettin at them nameless cowards
There was no match for you, couldn't defeat your prowess
I had to make them changes, I hope you understood
You see for every bad, I did a ton of good
But you was underground, and I was mainstream
I live the life now, that we would daydream
My only wish is you come enjoy it with me
Get on them conference calls, go meet them lawyers with me
The money came yea, tripled and quadrupled it
But I still miss us when we was on some stupid shit
But it's still fuck the media
They ridiculed you, never believed in ya
They just deaded you
Left you in all black
But dear old Nicki
Please call back

[Chorus]
You told me you'd come when I needed you
And you said it so sweetly I believed you
But I'm standing here calling I can't see you
But I am holding you, holding you, holding you to that

And yes I'm holdin you, holdin you, holdin you
Oh yes I'm holdin you, holdin you, holdin you
And yes I'm holdin You, holdin You, holdin you
To that

And yes I'm holdin you, holdin you, holdin you
Oh yes I'm holdin you, holdin you, holdin you
And yes I'm holdin you, holdin you, holdin you
To That



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    UnregisteredJul 27, 2012 at 10:50 am
    What this song means too me is ... Basically she told herself that oneday she was gone come up from nothing to something... She grew up living with so much on her hands as a little girls, but after everything she went through it still didn't stop her from living her dreams... When she was 19 years old she worked at red lobster and bought her first car an it was a bmw... She was a successful girl in life in still is i love nicki minaj no matter what she went through because after all she pulled through it... So she saying the old her die , but she still trying too find herself... Because it unbelievable to her that shes changed a lot from the times she remember about the old nicki...
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    UnregisteredDec 18, 2011 at 4:47 pm
    I think the meaning of this song is that she just lost her true self and as searchin for her they pass each other at every entersection but see s her true self or maybe she just cant find herself yet thats y she got plastic sugery but now she thinks she might have found the real nicki in her own nicki and she has almost found herself in her song as she may have poured her soul into each song she writes describiing her self and her life
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    UnregisteredDec 1, 2011 at 2:32 pm
    When i first heard dear old nicki i was instantly hooked on da song . See nicki is my inspiration because she hard core on the outside because of her child hood ,but true nicki fans know that she is a great inspiration to any body bein or commin from da hood she might look fake but you cant be from new york and be fake. So to wrap this up i want to say to nicki and all the millions of fans out there that we know wat its all about and we know that nick has become a world wide sensation and is the starter of our generation and i plan on bein cold business just like my bahd bithchez remi jazmine deearia nickayla aryonna ayonna and of course the quenn herself nicki minaj!!!
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    UnregisteredDec 1, 2011 at 2:22 pm
    Man i love this song so much it represent who nicki really is i love her so much she is my idol people say she bi r whatever ok she might be but she is still a good person and a good rapper/singer and i know dis whole song inside oudt backwards and frontwards i love you nicki keep doin good and let yo hatters be your motivaters thats wat i do
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    rainetastic27Sep 2, 2011 at 12:17 am
    i really love this song. its about nicki talking about how much her life changed and sometimes she wishes she could have it back. it makes you think when you listen to it and thats what songs should make you do, think. great job nicki i hope u make more songs like this one.

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