Drake, “You Know, You Know” Lyrics (Live Verses)

13 May

This is pretty slick: 36 bars of smooth talk* over “Closer to My Dreams.” Via ATF, which also says this isn’t on Thank Me Later despite the verse being on a beat produced by Kanye West. Tell me what’s really goin’ on.

MP3 here. Lyrics when you jump.

Lyrics:

Please make your long stories shorter
Time is of the essence for the king of third quarter
Numbers do the talkin’ I have nothin’ for reporters
I just hope we make these flights and don’t get held up at the border
Yeah, and you can spare me all the accolades
I’m the reason you can find my city on the atlas page
Half a million dollars later and my taxes paid
And I’m still spending money from my actin’ days
I swear life is such a lovely thing
Feel the perks that a seven-figure budget bring
Tell your girlfriend that I will pull some fuckin’ strings
So we’re courtside when LeBron get a fuckin’ ring
Yeah, I bet I’ll be there, I’ll be there
You see that ’62 sittin’ outside, that’s me there
Leapin’ to the top, this my leap year, prepare
Puttin’ in that overtime I never said it’d be fair
I’m always left wishin’ that I coulda done it in person
My apologies to all of the ones I was hurtin’
I got new girls, but none of they love is for certain
I call old girls, but none of they numbers are workin’
Damn, what happened to us?
Life can always change, you have to adjust
How come when I gotta party you stare at me in disgust?
They pay us just to have fun, you should see that as a plus
Especially when I come flyin’ through the door
And kindly ignore, the paparazzi outside tryna record,
Why has every woman never dined here before?
Am I the only twenty-three-year-old wine connoisseur?
The Rothschilds, the Cruz, the Gaias and the Opuses
It’s always nice when you’re out with someone who notices
My condo got that art gallery openness
I’m just really hopin’ that that isn’t what your motive is
They ain’t rootin’ for me, they ain’t clappin’ for me
I’m only sayin’ can somebody just be happy for me?
I really hate to say I told you so
So I bite my tongue, but you know, you know

Bonus: Nate noted that Drizzy first spit a bit of “You Know, You Know” back in November ’09. I’m not even going to try to embed that Ustream The nation of domination strikes again, and here are the lyrics from that verse.

And I’m the one, and you should let the boys know, too
Show them niggas every single thing I showed you
I’m here feelin’ like 50 back in ’02
And everybody sayin’ I’m the man, so true
Yeah, but what does it take to feel secure?
A place with wooden floors, space to put awards
Couple of parking spots, maids to do the chores
The cars you always wanted, the women that you adored?
Well, I got it, I got it
I wonder if I’d be happy without it, I doubt it
I try not to really think about it
I made it but I’m still playin’ like I’m bein’ scouted ’til I’m out it
Game time, bitch, I know you’re proud of us
King James shit, watch me throw the powder up
This OG got my whole suite clouded up
And I bet you I’ll be out of town ‘fore I’m out of luck
They ain’t rootin’ for me, they ain’t clappin’ for me,
I’m only sayin’ can somebody just be happy for me?
I really hate to say I told you so
So I bite my tongue, but you know, you know

*After transcribing that bonus verse, it’s pretty clear that there are three 16s here and a pre-hook that may have been the hook. I eagerly anticipate this leaking in CDQ studio version.

4 Responses to “Drake, “You Know, You Know” Lyrics (Live Verses)”

  1. freshlikeuhhn May 13, 2010 at 12:29 PM #

    Leapin’ to the top, this my leap year, [prepare]

  2. desi babez September 27, 2010 at 2:29 PM #

    drake is so dam fine

  3. Like the song tanisha October 15, 2010 at 6:51 PM #

    Hi

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