Till the End of Time

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  • This track from Beyoncé's fourth studio album, 4 features marching band-esque drums coupled to lyrics about a love cherished. "Come take my hand / I won't let you go / I'll be your friend / I will love you so, deeply/ I will be the one to kiss you at night / I will love you till the end of time," she sings.
  • The late groundbreaking Nigerian musician and composer Fela Kuti inspired the song's bass line. Beyoncé came across his music through Jay-Z - her husband helped produced the hit Broadway musical Fela!, which celebrates the life and work of the African star. Beyoncé told Billboard magazine how Kuti inspired not only this tune, but also other tracks on 4. Said the Texan songstress: "I started off being inspired by Fela Kuti. I actually worked with the band from Fela! for a couple of days, just to get the feel for the soul and heart of his music; it's so sexy, and has a great groove you get lost in. I loved his drums, all the horns, how everything was on the one. What I learned most from Fela was artistic freedom: he just felt the spirit."
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