The Joy

Album: Watch The Throne (Deluxe Edition) (2011)
  • [Curtis Mayfield, Pete Rock and Charlie Wilson:]
    Add a little sugar (Ow!), honeysuckle and (Woo!)
    A great big expression of happiness
    Boy, you couldn't miss (Uh-huh; uh-huh) with a dozen roses
    (Ay, uh; Mr. West) Such would astound you
    (Pete Rock) The joy of children laughing around you
    (Uh) These are all the makings of you (Woo!)

    [Kanye West and Pete Rock:]
    I do it for the forefathers, yeah, the street authors
    That are now A&Rs in the cheap office
    Rappers that never got signed but they keep offers
    Girls that's way too fine for us to keep off us
    Gave her a handshake, only for my man's sake
    She in her birthday suit 'cause of the damn cake
    Now there's crumbs all over the damn place (Uh-huh)
    And she want me to cum all over her damn face
    I never understood Planned Parenthood
    'Cause I never met nobody planned to be a parent in the hood
    Taking refills of that Plan B pill
    Another shorty that won't make it to the family will
    If I don't make it, can't take it, hope the family will
    They ain't crazy, they don't know how insanity feel
    Don C. just had a shorty, so it's not that bad
    But I still hear the ghosts of the kids I never had

    [Curtis Mayfield, Pete Rock and Charlie Wilson:]
    Add a little sugar (Woo!), honeysuckle and (Come on)
    A great big expression of happiness (Ow!)
    Boy, you couldn't miss (Uh-huh; uh) with a dozen roses
    (Kanye; ay, uh) Such would astound you
    (Pete Rock) The joy of children laughing around you
    (Uh) These are all the makings of you (Yeah)

    [Kanye West:]
    No electro, no metro, a little retro, ah, perfecto
    You know the demo, your boy act wild
    You ain't get the memo? Yeezy's back in style
    Now one room got Gidget—the other got Bridget
    What's more tripped out, dawg, is they sisters
    Nah, you ain't listen; they black—they sistas
    They mama named 'em after white bitches
    So next time you see me on your Fallopian
    Though the jewelry's Egyptian, know the hunger's Ethiopian
    Stupid questions like, "Is he gon' be dope again?
    Have you seen him? Has anybody spoke to him?"
    This beat deserves Hennessy
    A bad bitch, and a bag of weed: the Holy Trinity
    In the mirror where I see my only enemy
    Your life's cursed? Well, mine's an obscenity

    [Curtis Mayfield, Pete Rock, Charlie Wilson and Jay-Z:]
    Add a little sugar (Woo!), honeysuckle and (Come on; red lights)
    A great big expression of happiness (Ow!)
    Boy, you couldn't miss (Let that thing roll; uh-huh; uh) with a dozen roses
    (Kanye; Ay, uh) Such would astound you
    (Pete Rock; uh) The joy of children laughing around you
    (Uh) These are all the makings of you (Yeah)
    (Ow!)

    [Jay-Z and Pete Rock:]
    This is my mama's shit
    I used to hear this through the walls in the hood (Uh-huh)
    When I was back in my pajama shit
    Afros and marijuana sticks (Woo!), seeds in the ganja
    Had it poppin' like the sample that I'm rhymin' with
    Pete Rock (Uh), let the needle drop
    I seen so much as a kid they surprised I don't needle pop (Uh-huh)
    Takin' sips of Pop's six-pack of Miller nips
    Pink Champale, Ballantine Ale (Woo!)
    Ballys on my feet help me balance out well
    That and the shit I used to balance on the scale
    I got it honest from the parties from my mama's
    Virgin Marys try to judge her
    I'm like, "Where are them Madonnas now?"
    Give all glory to Gloria (One-two, okay)
    They said, "You raised that boy too fast"
    But you was raising a warrior (One-two, okay)
    We victorious, they'll never take the joy from us, uh

    [Kid Cudi and Pete Rock:]
    Keep your hands up, get 'em high now (It's Pete Rock, Kanye)
    Don't let them take your fire
    Keep your hands up, get 'em high now (One-two, okay)
    Don't let them take your fire
    Keep your hands up, get 'em high now (It's Pete Rock, Kanye)
    Don't let them take your fire
    Keep your hands up, get 'em high now, yeah (One-two, okay)
    It's Pete Rock, Kanye; one-two, okay
    It's Pete Rock, Kanye; one-two, okay
    It's Pete Rock, Kanye; one-two, okay
    It's Pete Rock, Kanye; one-two, okay

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