Part II (On The Run)

Album: Magna Carta Holy Grail (2013)
Charted: 77
  • Ten years after Jay-Z and Beyoncé first hooked up on "'03 Bonnie And Clyde" the now-married pair reprised their roles on this song. When the couple first got together, naysayers cast doubt on how long the relationship between the God-fearing Texan and the one-time drug-dealing rapper would last. This song addresses the speculation as the duo recount their love story between a good girl and a "bad guy."

    "She fell in love with the bad guy
    The bad guy
    What you doing with them rap guys
    Them rap guys
    They ain't see potential in me girl
    But you see it if it's you and me against the world
    Then so be it."
  • The song samples "Believe In Me," a track from American R&B/funk band One Way's 1985 album Wrap Your Body.
  • Jay-Z raps here the line regarding his wife, "She was a good girl 'til she knew me." Asked by Vanity Fare November 2013 whether or not Beyoncé is still a "Good Girl?" Jay replied, "Nah. She's gangsta now."

Comments

Be the first to comment...

Richie McDonald of LonestarSongwriter Interviews

Richie talks about the impact of "Amazed," and how his 4-year-old son inspired another Lonestar hit.

Adam Duritz of Counting CrowsSongwriter Interviews

"Mr. Jones" took on new meaning when the song about a misguided view of fame made Adam famous.

The Untold Story Of Fiona Apple's Extraordinary MachineSong Writing

Fiona's highly-anticipated third album almost didn't make it. Here's how it finally came together after two years and a leak.

Randy HouserSongwriter Interviews

The "How Country Feels" singer talks Skynyrd and songwriting.

dUg Pinnick of King's XSongwriter Interviews

dUg dIgs into his King's X metal classics and his many side projects, including the one with Jeff Ament of Pearl Jam.

Chris TomlinSongwriter Interviews

The king of Christian worship music explains talks about writing songs for troubled times.