Light Up

Album: Thank Me Later (2010)
  • Uh, I've been up for four days, gettin' money both ways
    Dirty and clean, I could use a glass of cold Spades
    Rolex's, chauffers and low fades
    I keep thinkin', how young can you die from old age?
    They always tell me "Nobody's workin' as hard as you"
    And even though I laugh it off, man, it's probably true
    'Cause while all of my closest friends out partyin'
    I'm just here makin' all the music that they party to
    But party on, party on all night, nigga
    I got these new rappers nervous: prom night, nigga
    I grow tired of these fuckin' grown man liars
    Storytellers, they ain't even need a campfire
    Uh, but I just want to tell the truth
    Before one of these haters load a couple shells and shoot
    The shit feel like when Fredro Starr
    Was in Sunset Park stuntin' hard in his yellow goose, yeah
    And I'm a motherfuckin' missed target
    But a target nonetheless, and I just started
    Was that directed at moi? Can't be
    They must be talkin' to themselves, Hov, hands free
    Yeah, and I'm just fillin' up this daily planner
    Gettin' busy 'cause I'm a star, no spangled banner
    Jealous dudes get to talkin' in they music
    And I just say I wrote it for your girlfriends, Kelsey Grammer
    Yeah, that's what life becomes when you're doin' you
    Welcome to Hollywood, don't let this town ruin you
    And if you pillow talkin' with the women that are screwin' you
    Just know that she gon' tell another nigga
    When she through with you
    Don't get impatient when it takes too long
    Drink it all, even when it tastes too strong
    Yeah, I got to feel alive, even if it kills me
    Promise to always give you me, the real me

    Who would've thought I'd be caught in this life?
    Let's celebrate with a toast and get lost in tonight
    And make it all light up
    (Ay Guru tell, tell homegirl to open that Ace right there)
    Wait until the sun goes down
    We gon' make this bitch light up
    Even when the sun goes down I'ma make it go

    Oww, hoes turn they heads like owls
    I'm the man of the hour
    Triple entendre, don't even ask me how
    Con Edison flowin', I'm connected to a higher power
    Bright lights will make your whole city light up
    A trillion watt light bulb when I'm in the night club
    I just landed in that G450
    Caught the Mayweather fight 'cause the satellite was crispy, uhh
    Y'all can miss me with the money talk
    The smart money's on Hov', fuck what the dummies talk, uhh
    I don't do too much bloggin'
    I just run the town, I don't do too much joggin'
    Mm, I ain't got a scar yet
    'Cause you fuckin' around with me and my dogs is far-fetched
    Drake, here's how they gon' come at you
    With silly rap feuds, tryin' to distract you
    In disguise, in the form of a favor
    The Barzini meeting, watch for the traitors, uhh
    I done seen it all, done it all
    That's why none of these dum-dums could done him off
    The summer's ours, the winter too
    Top down in the winter, that's what winners do
    And to these niggas I'm like Windows 7
    You let them tell it, they swear that they invented you
    And since no good deed go unpunished
    I'm not as cool with niggas as I once was
    I once was cool as the Fonz was
    But these bright lights turned me to a monster
    Sorry, mama, I promised it wouldn't change me
    But I would have went insane had I remained the same me
    Fuck niggas, bitches, too
    All I got is this money, this'll do

    Who would've thought I'd be caught in this life?
    Let's celebrate with a toast and get lost in tonight
    And make it all light up
    Wait until the sun goes down
    We gon' make this bitch light up
    Even when the sun goes down I'ma make it go Writer/s: Aubrey Drake Graham, Noah James Shebib, Anthony McIntire, Shawn Corey Carter
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Warner Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 2

  • Robert from Goldsboro, Beninit's a good song
  • Jay from Indianapolis, InThis might be my new favorite song by Drake. I find myself humming it at work. Lol. And I love what Jay-Z had to say. His verse really stuck with me.
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