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Riff: Jay-Z – “Holy Grail”

Jul 8, 2013

Goddamn it I like it/The bright lights is enticing/But look what it did to Tyson/All that money in one night/80 mil for one fight/But soon as all that money blows, all the pigeons take flight

from Holy Grail lyrics by Jay-Z

Puzzled by the paradox of fame, Jay-Z shakes his fist at the walls of the ivory tower one moment and embraces it like a kid in the candy store the next. It must be a tough world to navigate, what with all the beautiful women, gobs of cash, and limitless resources; [LISTEN].

 

Riff by Jeff Min

Jeff Min is a Chicago-based writer at SONGLYRICS. His work has appeared in the Chicago Sun-Times, Wax Poetics, SLAM, and HOOP.

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