Pray Lyrics by Jay-Z

Jay-Z Lyrics

Pray Lyrics
[Beyonce: talking]
Delivery me from my enemies oh god
Defend me from those that rise up against me
Deliver me from the work of inequity
The savior from the blood of me

[Verse 1: Jay-Z]
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 gaudy
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 innocence
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

[Beyonce: Talking]
Because of your strength
While I walked upon thee
For god is my defense

[Verse 2: Jay-Z]
As I head to my homeroom I observe the rooms
Dope 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
Or is 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 call paying dues
Now when the rules is blurred
As they is you were
What am I to do
But pray
Pray the lord forgive me
Pray guys goodbye for what I'm about go through

[Beyonce: Talking]
Delivery me in thy righteousness
It cause me to escape
And climb thy air until I am
Save me lord

[Verse 3: Jay-Z]
Anyway there's oppression
The drug profession
Flourishes like beverages
Sweet taste of sin
Everything I've seen made me everything I am
Bad drug dealer or a victim I beg
What came first moving chickens or the egg
This is why I be so fresh
I'm trying to beat life cause I can't cheat death
Treat shame with shamelessness
Ain't stainless is that aim this is
You know who's game this is
Move coke like Pepsi
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
Lord bless me
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