[Intro: Kim Burrell] Do I find it so hard When I know in my heart I'm letting you down every day, Letting you down every day? Why do I keep on running away? [Verse 1: JAY-Z] Look, I apologize, often womanize, Took for my child to be born See through a woman's eyes, Took for these natural twins to believe in miracles, Took me too long for this song. I don't deserve you, I harass you out in Paris, "Please, come back to Rome," you make it home, We talked for hours when you were on tour. “Please, pick up the phone, pick up the phone.” Said “Don't embarrass me,” instead of “Be mine”, That was my proposal for us to go steady, That was your 21st birthday, you mature faster than me, I wasn't ready, so I apologize. I've seen the innocence leave your eyes, I still mourn this death, I apologize for all the stillborns, 'Cause I wasn't present, your body wouldn't accept it. I apologize to all the women whom I Toyed with you emotions because I was emotionless. I apologize 'cause at your best you are love, And because I fall short of what I say I'm all about, Your eyes leave with the soul that your body once housed, And you stare blankly into space Thinkin' of all the time you wasted in on all this basic shit, So I apologize. [Chorus: Hannah Williams] I'm never gonna treat you, Never gonna treat you like I should! [Verse 2: JAY-Z] I apologize, our love was one for the ages, and I contained us, And all this ratchet shit, and we more expansive, Not meant to cry and die alone in these mansions, Or sleep with our back turned. We're supposed to vacay till our backs burn, We're supposed to laugh till our hearts stops, And then we in a space where the dark stops And lets love light the way. Like the men before me, I cut off my nose to spite my face, I never wanted another woman to know Something about me that you didn't know, I promised, I cried, I couldn't hold, I suck at love, I think I need a do-over. I will be emotionally available if I invited you over, I stew over, what if you over my shit? [Chorus: Hannah Williams] I'm never gonna treat you, Never gonna treat you like I should! [Verse 3: JAY-Z] And if my children knew, I don't even know what I would do, If they ain't look at me the same, I would prob'ly die with all the shame. "You did what with who?" What good is a ménage à trois when you have a soulmate? "You risked that for Blue?" If I wasn't a superhero in your face, My heart breaks for the day I had to explain my mistakes, And the mask goes away, and Santa Claus is fake, And you go online and see For Blue's tooth, the tooth fairy didn't pay. [Chorus: Hannah Williams] I'm never gonna treat you like I should!
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