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JAY-Z – History lyrics

[Chorus: Cee-lo]
Now that all the smoke is gone
And the battle's finally won
(Gimme a lighter)
Victory (Lighters up) is finally ours
(Lighters up)
History, so long, so long
So long, so long

[Verse 1: Jay-Z]
In search of victory, she keeps eluding me
If only we could be together momentarily
We can make love and make history
Why won't you visit me? Until she visit me
I'll be stuck with her sister, her name is defeat
She gives me agony, so much agony
She brings me so much pain, so much misery
Like missing your last shot and falling to your knees
As the crowd screams for the other team
I practice so hard for this moment, victory don't leave
I know what this means, I'm stuck in this routine
Whole new different day, same old thing
All I got is dreams, nobody else can see
Nobody else believes, nobody else but me
Where are you victory? I need you desperately
Not just for the moment, to make history

[Chorus: Cee-lo]
Now that all the smoke is gone
And the battle's finally won
Victory is finally ours
History (yeah), so long, so long
So long, so long

[Verse 2: Jay-Z]
So now I'm flirting with death, hustling like a G
While victory wasn't watching took chances repeatedly
As a teenage boy before acne, before I got proactiv I couldn't face she
I just threw on my hoodie and headed to the street
That's where I met success, we'd live together shortly
Now success is like lust, she's good to the touch
She's good for the moment but she's never enough
Everybody's had her, she's nothing like V
But success is all I got unfortunately
But I'm burning down the block hoppin' in and out of V
But something tells me that there's much more to see
Before I get killed because I can't get robbed
So before me success and death mйnage
I gotta get lost, I gotta find V
We gotta be together to make history

[Chorus: Cee-lo]
Now that all the smoke is gone
(Lighters. Up.)
And the battle's finally won
(Lighter. Up.)
Victory is finally ours
(Lighters. Up.)
History, so long, so long
So long, so long

[Verse 3: Jay-Z]
Now victory is mine, it tastes so sweet
She's my trophy wife, you're coming with me
We'll have a baby who stutters repeatedly
We'll name him history, he'll repeat after me
He's my legacy, son of my hard work
Future of my past, he'll explain who I be
Rank me amongst the greats, either 1, 2, or 3
If I ain't number one then I failed you victory
Ain't in it for the fame that dies within weeks
Ain't in it for the money, can't take it when you leave
I wanna be remembered long after you grieve
Long after I'm gone, long after I breathe
I leave all I am in the hands of history
That's my last will and testimony
This is much more than a song, it's a baby shower
I've been waiting for this hour, history you ours

[Chorus: Cee-lo (2x)]
Now that all the smoke is gone
And the battle's finally won
Victory is finally ours
History, so long, so long
So long, so long

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    @shafa, I do think dat according 2 j zay wen he sang this song is dat, he has dated more woman bt what dey bring 2 him iz agony yet he what 2 b rememberd after he iz gone. J zay says dat der iz some1 who will came 2 rplace ed she iz nt her sisz, bt in real sense da 1 who will cover him iz his own blood dat iz his daughter blue ivy.
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  • t
    Jay is succesful in his carrer but dtz not enuf he wntz to make history n b rememberd. He wntz to b rated amongst da late shakur n biggy(as he implies in his verse on lil waynes 'mr carter').
    B4 success he had 2 face defeat in his life which is why he puts defeat 1st verse. He has more than enuf money but dtz not da driving force behind his hard work. He simply wants to be remembered. He wntz to live an eternal mark. N I think hez close enuf to dat, people shold not just listen to da tracks playd by radio stationz but dez more from jay z dan dat. Pc out.
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    He want victory to make history. But all he is gettin is her sister which is defeat. He has success but she's not good enough. In the end he get victory. Basically it a metaphore for his career.&& he wants to make history with his music. Like michael jackson. Lol
    && I love jayz && he's good but no one will ever reach michaels success. He super talented&&. Just for the simple fact tht people aren't as excited abt music as they use to be.
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