Jay-Z – 4:44 (4:44 Album)

See through a woman’s eyes
That was your 21st birthday, you mature faster than me
Toyed with you emotions because I was emotionless

And because I fall short of what I say I’m all about
‘Cause I wasn’t present, your body wouldn’t accept it
I’m never gonna treat you
I promised, I cried, I couldn’t hold
That was my proposal for us to go steady
When I know in my heart
[Chorus: Hannah Williams]
And then we end a space with a dark stop
Took for my child to be born
I apologize, our love was one for the ages and I contained us
I’ve seen the innocence leave your eyes
We’re supposed to vacay ’til our backs burn
Look, I apologize, often womanize
Letting you down everyday
For Blue’s tooth, the tooth fairy didn’t pay
[Chorus: Hannah Williams]
My heart breaks for the day I had to explain my mistakes
"You risked that for Blue?"
And you stare blankly into space
We’re supposed to laugh ’til our hearts stops
Never gonna treat you like I should
[Verse 2: JAY-Z]
Something about me that you didn’t know
So I apologize
Said: "Don’t embarrass me," instead of "Be mine"
[Intro: Kim Burrell]
I’m letting you down everyday
Took for these natural twins to believe in miracles
I still mourn this death, I apologize for all the stillborns
If I wasn’t a superhero in your face
"You did what with who?"
And you go online and see
I’m never gonna treat you
And let love light the way
Please come back to Rome, you make it home
Do I find it so hard
If they ain’t look at me the same
I will be emotionally available if I invited you over
Or sleep with our back turned
Took me too long for this song

And the mask goes away and Santa Claus is fake
I never wanted another woman to know
I apologize to all the woman whom I
Like the men before me, I cut off my nose to spite my face
[Verse 1: JAY-Z]
I suck at love, I think I need a do-over
I’m never gonna treat you like I should
And all this ratchet shit and we more expansive now
I apologize ’cause at your best you are love

[Chorus: Hannah Williams]

I stew over what if you over my shit?
Please pick up the phone, pick up the phone
What good is a ménage à trois when you have a soulmate?
I wasn’t ready, so I apologize
Meant to cry and die alone in these mansions
Thinkin’ of all the time you wasted in on all this basic shit
I don’t deserve you, I harass you out in Paris

Never gonna treat you like I should

And if my children knew, I don’t even know what I would do
[Verse 3: JAY-Z]
Your eyes leave with the soul that your body once housed
Why do I keep on running away?
We talked for hours when you were on tour
I would prob’ly die with all the shame