or
Jay-Z

Sweet
And still there's pain

If I would have grew up to be a doctor
My nephews would have grew up to do the same
But since I grew up through the game
And my influence is the same and my therapy is music
They ask if you ashamed

And though I wish I could separate the two things
I cannot so my answer to you remains
I can walk down the hall of mirrors in Versailles
And be so satisfied when I look at myself in the eyes

No shame, no sir
Just big boats and tearin' the cost up
Tight coup like I'm wearin' the roadster
For any coup I'm bear hugging the holster

Hov alright, alright and that may not be
What you call perfect but, but it's my life
The life, the life, the life, once again it's the life

So I make no apologies crooked policies
So a G a nigga gotta be
We playin' our property, no monopoly
So I'll pass go and let my nephew follow me

They say the child shall lead
So I take it far as I can we then shall see
Shall we dance with the devil for a beat?
I pray to God I ain't got two left feet feet

Do the hustle put keys in the street?
Then I'm ballroom dancin'
Ke-ke'ing in the suite, sweet BB's on the feet
TV's in the seat enemies on the creeps

It's so corrupt soak it, it's a lesson never fuck up
One day you're up, next day you're down
Long as you stay the same, it will come back around

Hov alright, alright and that may not be
What you call perfect but, but it's my life
The life, the life, the life, once again it's, the life

I'm even better, I'm eatin' better
Best thing about it is my niggas eatin' together
With each endeavor, we reachin' levels
Niggas ain't seen in like forever

I'm Hyman Roth I made all my partners rich
I can vouch for you if you ain't a part of this
So pardon me as I pave my wrist as I parlay my chips

Hov, alright, alright, American gangster, gangster
Business like I'm white but I'm not I'm just bright
So fly with no fear of the flight

So if y'all hear my plight
And if you think you can make it this far without a fight
Couple mistakes here and there not always right
But I'm always real that's how I sleep at night

Hov alright, alright and that may not be
What you call perfect but, but it's my life
The life, the life, the life, once again it's the life
Sweet

Written by LOVE, RUDY / CURINGTON, ROBERT B. / CARTER, SHAWN / COMBS, SEAN / MATTHEWS, DELENO SEAN / COPPIN, LEVAR
Published by Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., EMI Music Publishing

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