JAY-Z


Empire State Of Mind Lyrics (ft. Alicia Keys)

[Verse 1: Jay-Z]
Yea I'm out that Brooklyn, now I'm down in TriBeCa
right next to Deniro, but I'll be hood forever
I'm the new Sinatra, and... since I made it here
I can make it anywhere, yea, they love me everywhere
I used to cop in Harlem, all of my Dominicano's
right there up on Broadway, pull me back to that McDonald's
Took it to my stashbox, 560 State St.
catch me in the kitchen like a Simmons with them Pastry's
Cruisin' down 8th St., off white Lexus
drivin' so slow, but BK is from Texas
Me, I'm out that Bed-Stuy, home of that boy Biggie
now I live on Billboard and I brought my boys with me
Say what's up to Ty-Ty, still sippin' mai tai's
sittin' courtside, Knicks & Nets give me high five
Nigga I be Spike'd out, I could trip a referee
Tell by my attitude that I'm most definitely from....

[Chorus: Alicia Keys]
New York, concrete jungle where dreams are made of
There's nothin' you can't do
Now you're in New York
These streets will make you feel brand new
Big lights will inspire you
Let's hear it for New York, New York,
New York

[Verse 2: Jay-Z]
Catch me at the X with OG at a Yankee game
Shit, I made the Yankee hat more famous then a Yankee can
You should know I bleed blue, but I ain't a Crip though
but I got a gang of niggas walkin' with my clique though
Welcome to the melting pot, corners where we sellin' rock
Afrika Bambataa shit, home of the hip-hop
Yellow cab, gypsy cab, dollar cab, holla back
for foreigners it ain't for, they act like they forgot how to act
8 million stories, out there in it naked
City, it's a pity, half of y'all won't make it
Me, I got a plug, Special Ed "I Got It Made"
If Jeezy's payin' LeBron, I'm payin' Dwyane Wade
Three dice cee-lo, three card molly
Labor Day Parade, rest in peace Bob Marley
Statue of Liberty, long live the World Trade
Long live the King yo, I'm from the Empire State that's

[Chorus:]

[Verse 3: Jay-Z]
Lights is blinding, girls need blinders
so they can step out of bounds quick, the sidelines is
lined with casualties, who sip to life casually
then gradually become worse, don't bite the apple Eve
Caught up in the in-crowd, now you're in style
End of the winter gets cold, en vogue, with your skin out
City of sin, it's a pity on the wind
Good girls gone bad, the city's filled with them
Mami took a bus trip, now she got her bust out
Everybody ride her, just like a bus route
Hail Mary to the city, you're a virgin
And Jesus can't save you, life starts when the church end
Came here for school, graduated to the high life
Ball players, rap stars, addicted to the limelight
MDMA got you feelin' like a champion
The city never sleeps, better slip you an Ambien

[Chorus:]

[Bridge: Alicia Keys]
One hand in the air for the big city
Street lights, big dreams, all lookin' pretty
No place in the world that could compare
Put your lighters in the air
Everybody say "yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah"

[Chorus:]

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Songwriter(s): Angela Hunte, Alicia Augello-Cook, Alexander William Shuckburgh, Jane'T. Sewell, Shawn Carter
Copyright: Carter Boys Music, Lellow Productions, Roc Nation Music, Emi Foray Music, Global Talent Publishing, Roc International Publishing, J Sewell Publishing, Masani Elshabazz Music, Emi April
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Meaning to "Empire State Of Mind (ft. Alicia Keys)" song text (22 meanings)
Shannon 08/02/12,01:30
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act. so oo im going to lean back a little and discovvv vvv vvrr rr rrr what you and yours com.3 up with. Ready to lead the way?
Shannon 08/02/12,01:27
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Howow n o t one indivvv vvv vvidual i s stopppin you if you a mastermind go ahead master it which1. no hard feelins man when will you understand evvv vvv vvrr rr rrr ythin b u x hard feelins to bn3 ex
crazycat 05/25/12,08:33
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I love dis song, Alicia and Jay-z made a good team for singing dis song.For those who hate dis well that is your problem.LETS HEAR FOR NEW YORK,JAY-Z,ALICIA AND ME!!!
baby cece 10/04/11,04:59
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alica u are the best of the bestest i love u so so much u made this song a success without u it would've been a total flop hate u jay-z aka rokafella suckish weirdo!
bhamvinna 06/13/10,13:07
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when i heard the song the first time, i knew I'm gonna play it again and again... i really love it! I'm a big fan of alicia. she really rock me state of mind!
nokkkkkk 02/15/10,21:39
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im a redsoxx fan but im still in love with this song and jayz plus wen alica keys sings she barley trys i love her shes my insperation anyway LOVE THIS SONG!!!!!!!!!
ha'saiah 02/10/10,07:03
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i'm the new rap star coming up hova is my father mentle, i can live without him in music and that was a good shot with alice
yankeeman 01/23/10,17:44
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my personal favorite part is the yankee part and @Lalala i think your right theres a chorus after alicias single
punkiz 01/02/10,23:54
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man..this song makes me wanna jump off from my bed!!can't stop listening to this and hey jay-z i agree wit lovebite, u chose da right gal to sing da chorus!!!nice shot...
mickey101 12/14/09,12:55
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i agree with you valin. this song is worth loving and the hottest song after i listened to as well. representin'!!!
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