Diamonds From Sierra Leone (Remix)
[Intro]Diamonds are foreverThey’re all I need to please meThey can’t stimulate or tease meThey won’t leave in the nightHave no fear that they mightDesert me
[Hook]“Diamonds are forever forever forever”Throw ya diamonds in the skyIf you feel the vibe“Diamonds are forever forever forever”The ROC is still aliveEverytime I rhyme“Forever and ever!”For ever ever? for ever ever? ever ever?Ever ever? ever ever? ever ever? ever ever?
[Verse 1]Good Morning, this ain’t Vietnam stillPeople lose hands, legs, arms for realLittle was known of Sierra LeoneAnd how it connect to the diamonds we ownWhen I speak of Diamonds in this songI ain’t talkin bout the ones that be glownI’m talkin bout Rocafella, my home, my chainThese ain’t conflict diamonds,is they Jacob? don’t lie to me mayneSee, a part of me sayin’ keep shinin’,How? when I know of the blood diamondsThough it’s thousands of miles awaySierra Leone connect to what we go through todayOver here, its a drug trade, we die from drugsOver there, they die from what we buy from drugsThe diamonds, the chains, the bracelets, the charmsesI thought my Jesus Piece was so harmless’til I seen a picture of a shorty armlessAnd here’s the conflictIt’s in a black person’s soul to rock that goldSpend ya whole life tryna get that iceOn a polo rugby it look so niceHow could somethin’ so wrong make me feel so right, right?‘fore I beat myself up like IkeYou could still throw ya Rocafella diamond tonight, ’cause
[Verse 2][Kanye From Original Song]People askin’ me is I’m gon’ give my chain back (uh)That’ll be the same day I give the game back (uh)You know the next question dog ‘yo, where Dame at?’(uh)This track the Indian dance to bring our reign back (whoo!)‘wassup wit you a Jay man, are ya’ll okay man?’
[Jay-Z]Yep!I got it from her ‘ye damn!The chain remains, the game is in tactThe name is mine, I’ll take blame for thatThe pressure’s on, but guess who ain’t gon’ crack? [laughs]Pardon me I had to laugh at thatHow could you falter when you’re the rock of gibralterI had to get of the boat so I could walk on waterThis ain’t no tall order, this is nothin to meDifficult takes a day, impossible takes a weekI do this in my sleep,I sold Kilos of coke, (so?) I’m guessin’ I can sell CD’sI’m not a businessman, I’m a business, manLet me handle my buisness, damn!Kanyeez you got me, Freeway and FoxyYG’, Teairra Mari, Petey watch meBleek could be one hit away his whole careerAs long as I’m alive, he’s a millionaireAnd even if I die, he’s in my will somewhereSo he can just kick back and chill somewhere, oh yeahHe don’t even have to write rhymesThe Dynasty like my money last three lifetimesShirley Bassey was in the rear sayin exactlyWhat I was sayin practically me whole carreerThe diamond is forever, I been mindin’ this foreverNow the Louis Vuitton Don’s timin’ couldn’t be betterPeople lined up to see the Titanic sinkin’Instead we rose from the ash like a phoenixIf you waitin’ for the end, the dynasty signedAnd what seemed like forever is a mighty long timeI’m young bitches [laughs]Goodnight!