Hail Mary
by Trey Songz (featuring Jeezy & Lil Wayne)

Album: Chapter V (2012)
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Songfacts®:

  • The fourth US single from Chapter V was the last track to make the cut, however Songz was still able to get Lil Wayne and Young Jeezy on board with some rhymes. He explained to Billboard magazine: "I was in the studio and the album was supposed to be turned in already and I was just in there doing extra songs for mixtape records, etc. And the record was so crazy I said, 'Let me call Wayne, see if he like it. Maybe he can use it for his project.'" he said. "He put a verse on it. He said he loved it. It was crazy. He sent me the verse back. I started to like the record a little more. And I said, 'Let me call my homie Jeezy and see if he like it.' He got on it and the record turned out to be great. We actually held the album up probably a week and a half for that record."
  • Songz uses a series of football analogies related to sex in his verse and the hook. Amongst his double entendres are "going long," "touchdown" and "let me score."

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