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Kanye West - Heard 'Em Say Lyrics

(feat. Adam Levine)

Song details
TitleHeard 'Em Say
ArtistKanye West feat. Adam Levine
AlbumLate Registration [2005], Track 2
GenreHip-Hop, Rap
Duration03:12
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Song lyrics
(Kanye West)
And I heard 'em say
nothin's ever promised tomorrow, today
From the Chi, Like Tim, it's a Hardaway
till this is in the name of love, like robert say
Before you ask me to go get a job today,
can I at least get a raise on the minimum wage?
And I know the government administer aids,
So I guess we just pray like the minister say
Abu Akhbar be throwin' some hot cars
things we seein' on the screen not ours
but these niggas from the hood, so these dreams not far
where I'm from the dope boys is the rock stars
but they can't cop cars without seein' cop cars
I guess they want us all behind bars, I know it, uh

Chorus:
And I heard 'em say, nothin's ever promised tomorrow, today
And I heard 'em say, nothin's ever promised tomorrow today
But we'll find a way
(Adam Levine)
And nothin' lasts forever, but be honest babe
It hurts, but it may be the only way

(Kanye West)
They say people in your life for seasons
And anything that happen is for a reason
And niggas gun-clappin' and keep to squeezin'
And gran' keep prayin' and keep believin'
In Jesus, and one day that she'll see him
Till then in walk his footsteps and try to be him,
The devil is alive, I feel him breathin'
Claimin' money is the key, so keep on dreamin'
And put them lottery tickets just to tease us
My Aunt Pam can't put them cigarettes down,
So now my lil' cousin smokin' them cigarettes now
His job try to claim that he too niggerish now
Is it cuz his skin blacker than licorice now?
I can't figure it out, sick of it now,

Chorus:
And I heard 'em say, nothin's ever promised tomorrow, today
And I heard 'em say, nothin's ever promised tomorrow today
But we'll find a way
(Adam Levine)
And nothin' lasts forever, but be honest babe
It hurts, but it may be the only way

(Adam Levine)
With every worthless word we get more far away
And nothin's ever promised tomorrow, today
And nothin lasts forever, but be honest, babe
It hurts, but it may be the only way
submitted by BigXJRE on September 3rd, 2005
corrected by Andrea on February 11th, 2006
written by Levine, Adam / Masser, Michael / West, Kanye Omari / Goffin, Gerald
copyright with Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Emi Music Publishing

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 Song comments
27-09-2010 06:34 Tipster74743 
Tipster74743
 
19 posts
Wouldn't go as far as to say that this is the best song ever or anything, but yes: The song is great. Definitely in my top 25. The song is catchy, Levine's voice fits the beat perfectly. I know a lot of people who hate this song because of the message, but in reality, there is nothing bad about it. The song is near flawless.
06-01-2008 14:53 Ctje 
Ctje
 
246 posts
this song is great, awsome feature! love how Adam used his part in Maroon5's new song Nothing Lasts Forever too.
31-10-2007 23:21 Tasha808 
Tasha808
 
1 posts
THIS SONG IS BEING ADDRESSED TOWARDS EVERYONE. IT IS ABOUT EVERYDAY PROBLEMS THAT WE FACE IN OUR LIVES LIKE RELATIONSHIPS, BROKEN HEARTS, MONEY, DISCRIMINATION, TOBACCO USE, ETC. THE MUSIC IS VERY MELLOW THROUGHOUT THE WHOLE SONG. THE BEGINNING MAKES YOU FEEL A LITTLE SAD AND THEN THE ENDING MAKES YOU THINK ABOUT LIFE. THIS IS THE TYPE OF SONG THAT YOU LISTEN TO IF YOU ARE STRESSED OUT. IT MAKES YOU FORGET ABOUT EVERYTHING AND IT PUTS YOU IN A CALM, RELAXING MOOD.
21-10-2007 17:25 ripped_jeans 
ripped_jeans
 
37 posts
a mall was bombed in my homecountry last friday:/ 8 died and a lot were injured
and for some reason this song just kept on playing in my mind
and now its on repeat on my player.

CAN I JUST SAY I LOVE KANYE
03-08-2006 06:28 Youngt191 
Youngt191
 
1 posts
Best song in the world. I love it.
* offtopic :
Heh Photoshop is awesome.
17-07-2006 07:24 aznfyrepixie 
aznfyrepixie
 
8 posts
I like Kanye but the collaboration with Adam is just so beautiful. Makes me love this song even more cos I love Adam Levine!
26-03-2006 18:42 iheartsos13 
iheartsos13
 
26 posts
this songs so sweet & i luv the lyrics. its an awesome song.
26-03-2006 09:50 apenine 
apenine
 
22 posts
i love this song, kanye is doing a very good job and adam is as good as kanye.....
21-03-2006 18:30 Coolchic987 
Coolchic987
 
6 posts
dis song is well gd i luv kanye west he is da best!! go kanye!!
06-03-2006 04:52 blunty 
blunty
 
444 posts
bites
06-03-2006 04:51 random_guy 
random_guy
 
7,534 posts
I think we have a winner
06-03-2006 04:49 DivineBlade 
DivineBlade
 
219 posts
yeeya adam rules!!!!
so does kanye
23-02-2006 17:49 iluvlove321 
iluvlove321
 
15 posts
this is my FAVORITE Kanye song, along wit Kanye's Workout Plan, and All Falls Down oh and Goldigger and Diamonds (from Sierra Leone) that song was so sad but good.
17-02-2006 12:43 Ad0rable 
Ad0rable
 
71 posts
Love this song
12-02-2006 04:41 cairowinters 
cairowinters
 
3,451 posts
I like this song, it's so pretty - especially the piano and Adams vocals in the chorus.

I've got to get this album!
10-02-2006 03:53 bluechacheese 
bluechacheese
 
184 posts
i was so surprised to hear adams voice at first, i thought it didnt really go together, but its growing on me.
09-02-2006 14:14 rcs 
rcs
 
1,572 posts
Lovely song...Adam...
18-01-2006 18:10 PetitPapilon 
PetitPapilon
 
113 posts
oh nice song
10-01-2006 17:15 wastedbeauty 
wastedbeauty
 
814 posts
what a great collaboration!! kanye is a lyrical genius
08-01-2006 17:39 lokaa1218 
lokaa1218
 
214 posts
liking this song!
29-12-2005 16:50 shoosha 
shoosha
 
131 posts
they go good 2gether...
gr8 song!!


------>ShOoShA
29-12-2005 07:21 ravicool 
ravicool
 
38 posts
24-12-2005 00:46 ivonne_1993 
ivonne_1993
 
89 posts
This song is kind of cool!
23-12-2005 23:40 purplelily4c 
purplelily4c
 
1,660 posts
good song weird video
17-12-2005 17:14 jhim 
jhim
 
11 posts
what an idiot ... doesn't this guy get it?
blame the world on your irresponsibities and your refusal to look at the rest of us and see what he's doing wrong.
ya wanna betta life half wit ? MAKE ONE FOR YOURSELF.

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