Drake feat. Alicia Keys, “Fireworks” (Lyrics + Live + CDQ MP3)

26 May

I think I’ve got practically everything related to Drizzy and Ms. Keys’ opus here.

First verse via You Heard That New.

Second verse via Nah Right/ATF. (“But they ain’t seein’ no badge.”)

This one came out in dribs and drabs. On April 6th, that first verse dropped, and I said the instrumental sounded “crazy”; I think the smoothed-out final version is. On Monday, a radio rip of some of the Alicia Keys-sung chorus and Drake-rapped first verse, played by DJ Envy and ripped by Rap Radar, surfaced.

And now here’s a reputed CDQ final version, courtesy of Hip Hop Premieres. The NMC isn’t having this leak, so you can bet that there are alphabet boys runnin’ up on whoever does dump it, and I’ll unlink it if I get told to.

This time I’m really goin’ off, fireworks or All I see is fireworks = the Facebook status of the summer of 2010, though. And lyrics are after the jump.

Lyrics:

Oh, all I see is fireworks
Oh, every night it’s fireworks
Oh, all I see is fireworks

Money just changed everything, I wonder how life without it would go
From the concrete, who knew that a flower would grow?
Lookin’ down from the top and it’s crowded below
My fifteen minutes started an hour ago
Truth over fame, you know I respect the blatant shit
When I hear ’em talkin’, I just don’t know what to make of it
Hate is so familiar to me, I’m slowly embracing it
Doesn’t come natural, bear with me, it could take a bit
Yeah, and my dreams are who I’m racing with
But you can see I’m pacin’ it so that I’m always chasin’ it
Wayne put me right here, that’s who I get the paper with
I hope that my success never alters our relationship
Yeah, this life is something I would die for
October’s Own, but it’s lookin’ like July Four
But I just wish they’d let you try it first
This time I’m really goin’ off, fireworks

When I go off
Like July Fourth
Feels like a fire
Gotta go higher
Such a revelation
My sweet celebration
Light me like a rocket
‘Cause can’t nothing stop it

All I see is fireworks
All I see is fireworks
Every night it’s fireworks
Every night it’s fireworks
All I see is fireworks
All I see is fireworks
Takin’ off like fireworks
Takin’ off like oh-ah-oh-oh

I’m just such a gentleman, you should give it up for me
Look at how I’m placin’ all my napkins and my cutlery
I could tell it wasn’t love, I just thought you’d fuck with me
Who could have predicted Lucky Strike would have you stuck with me?
Damn, I kept my wits about me luckily
What happened between us that night, it always seems to trouble me
Now all of a sudden, these gossip rags wanna cover me
And you makin’ a scene like it happened that way because of me
But I was curious
And I’ll never forget it, baby, what an experience
You could’ve been the one, but it wasn’t that serious
There was smoke in the air before, and that was me clearin’ it
That felt good
All in all, I learned a lesson from it though
You never see it coming, you just get to see it go
I shoulda looked up in the sky at first
Now I can see it in her eyes, fireworks

When I go off
Like July Fourth
Feels like a fire
Gotta go higher
Such a revelation
My sweet celebration
Light me like a rocket
‘Cause can’t nothing stop it

All I see is fireworks
All I see is fireworks
Every night it’s fireworks
Every night it’s fireworks
All I see is fireworks
All I see is fireworks
Takin’ off like fireworks
Takin’ off like oh-ah-oh-oh

Everything the same but it feels different
My dad called me up knowing that I still listen
And he still got his foot out, guilt trippin’
It’s been years, though, I just learned to deal with it (For real)
Me and my Realtor, we built up a better rapport
Got my mother in a place with some better decor
She searched the entire city, I let her explore
And now she sayin’ she more lonely than ever before
How many of our parents’ marriages lasted?
I was only five, I bet I barely reacted
Now I’m back home for the Heritage Classic
Searchin’ for that feelin’, tell me where is the magic?
Let’s stay together ’til we’re ghosts
I wanna witness love, I never seen it close
But I guess I gotta find it first
That’s why I’m really goin’ off, fireworks

When I go off
Like July Fourth
Feels like a fire
Gotta go higher
Such a revelation
My sweet celebration
Light me like a rocket
‘Cause can’t nothing stop it

All I see is fireworks
All I see is fireworks
Every night it’s fireworks
Every night it’s fireworks
All I see is fireworks
All I see is fireworks
Takin’ off like fireworks
Takin’ off like oh-ah-oh-oh

One Response to “Drake feat. Alicia Keys, “Fireworks” (Lyrics + Live + CDQ MP3)”

  1. Grats April 6, 2010 at 9:19 AM #

    I really think “Thank me later” will be one of the best album in the last 10 years. Probably will go down as one of the best albums. This is what the music industry needs. You can tell that when Drake writes his verses he puts all he has in them. This is real music. People may say that he has too many “slow songs” or he raps too much about girls, but I think he really does he’s own thing. Just like Eminem, he uses he’s own personal experiences and turns them into great tracks. That’s real music. Like he said, he’s gonna kill it. June 15th can’t coming any quicker. Keep doing your thing Drake, Canada loves you!

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