Part II (On The Run)

Album: Magna Carta Holy Grail (2013)
Charted: 77
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Songfacts®:

  • 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."

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