Takeover by Jay-Z

I really like the song “Takeover” by Jay-Z. But, the final verse is my favorite:

A wise man told me, don’t argue with fools
‘Cause people from a distance can’t tell who is who
So, stop with that childish s***, n**** I’m grown
Please leave it alone, don’t throw rocks at the throne
Do not bark up that tree, that tree will fall on you
I don’t know why your advisors ain’t forewarn you
Please, not Jay, he’s not for play
I don’t slack a minute, all that thug rappin’ and gimmicks
I will end it, all that yappin’ be finished
You are not deep, you made your bed – now sleep
Don’t make me expose you to them folks that don’t know you
N****, I know you well, all the stolen jewels
Twinkletoes, you breakin’ my heart
You can’t f*** with me – go play somewhere, I’m busy
And all you other cats throwin; shots at Jigga
You only get half a bar – f*** y’all n*****


Patrick O'Keefe

Managing online communities since 2000, I publish a collective of websites known as the iFroggy Network. I wrote the book Managing Online Forums and, as a public speaker, have presented for organizations like CNN, institutions like Australian National University and conferences like SXSW. More about me.

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