Stick To The Script: Jay-Z ft. Beyonce — Pray

[Beyonce talking]

Delivery me from my enemies oh GOD

Defend me from those that rise up against me

Deliver me from the work of inequities

The savior from the blood of me

[Jay-Z – Verse one]

Look, mind state of a gangster from the 40’s

Meet the vicious mind of Motown’s Berry Gordy

Turn crack rocks into a chain of 40/40’s

Sorry my jewelery so Gordy

Slid into the party with my new pair of Maury’s

America meet the gangsta Shawn Corey

Hey young World wanna hear a story?

Close your eyes and you could pretend your me

A cut from the cloth of the Kennedy’s

Frank Sinatra having dinner with the Genovese

This is the genesis of a nemesis

Mother America’s not witnessing

The Harlem renaissance birthed black businesses

This is the tale of lost innocences as the incents burn

And the turn tables turn and that Al Greens plays

I see my mother’s afro as momma taps her toes as she rolls her jays

And my poppa just left the house, in search of the killer of my Uncle Ray

And she’s trying to calm my nerves, as i observe this is just one day

And what tomorrow has in store we could never be sure so all we can do is

Pray

[Beyonce Talking]

Because of your strength

While i walked upon the

For god is my defense

[Jay-Z]

As i head towards my home room I observe the rooms though needles on the ground

I hear a car go vrooom drug dealer in the BM with the top down

As the girls start to giggle I ask why you laugh they say “you too little”

One day you’ll understand when you become a man ’bout things you have to get you

Fast forward freeze frame on my pistol

Fist full of dollars ignorance is so blissful

I didn’t choose this life this life chose me

around here is the shit that you just do

I just left school, the same BM is pulled over by the boys dressed blue

They had they guns drawn screaming just move

Unless there something else you suggest we can do

He made his way to the trunk, opened it like a huh

A treasure chest was removed

Cops said he’ll be back next month

What we call corrupt he called paying dues

Now when the rules is blurred as they hears a what am I to do

But pray, pray the lord forgive me

Pray guys goodbye for what I’m about go through

Pray

[Beyonce Talking]

Delivery me in thy righteousness

It cause me to escape and climb thy air until i am

Save me lord

[Jay-Z]

Anyway there’s oppression the drug profession

Flourishes like beverages refreshing

Sweet taste of sin everything I’ve seen made me everything I am

Bad drug dealer or I victim I beg

What came first moving chickens or the egg

This is why I be so fresh I’m trying to beat life

Because I can’t cheat death

The truth is the shamelessness ain’t stainless is that aim this is

You know who’s game this is

Move coke like Pepsi it don’t matter what the brand name is

I stand behind mine everything I do I’m a man behind mine

I’m not a angel I’m sure but every night before I lay

I drop my knees to the floor and I pray

[Beyonce Talking]

The name shall endure forever

The name shall continue as long as the sun will

Men shall be blessed in him

All nations shall call him blessed

In your name I pray

For you blessings

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