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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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  • destinyjwalker
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    destinyjwalkerDec 4, 2010 at 7:30 am
    This is my favorite song from the her cd which I still currently don't own but plan to get it as soon as possible maybe this Satuday who knows but I'm getting it.
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    swaggerriteMar 28, 2011 at 1:47 pm
    i love your song and i like this one best but dear old nicki plz call me back lol i love this onee
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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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    UnregisteredMay 17, 2012 at 1:35 pm
    That song reminds me of everything people used to say to me when i was younger but i just didnt have the guts to speak up and out about it and nicki did so im going to do the same
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    UnregisteredMar 23, 2012 at 4:54 am
    Nicki is referring to her former lifestyle... She had to make some changes to make it in the music industry. She might be nostalgic of her past but she will never go back to it... Change was necessary. I love this song!

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