[Intro] Diamonds are forever They're all I need to please me They can't stimulate or tease me They won't leave in the night Have no fear that they might Desert me
[Hook] "Diamonds are forever forever forever" Throw ya diamonds in the sky If you feel the vibe "Diamonds are forever forever forever" The ROC is still alive Everytime I rhyme "Forever and ever!" For ever ever? for ever ever? ever ever? Ever ever? ever ever? ever ever? ever ever?
[Verse 1] Good Morning, this ain't Vietnam still People lose hands, legs, arms for real Little was known of Sierra Leone And how it connect to the diamonds we own When I speak of Diamonds in this song I ain't talkin bout the ones that be glown I'm talkin bout Rocafella, my home, my chain These ain't conflict diamonds,is they Jacob? don't lie to me mayne See, a part of me sayin' keep shinin', How? when I know of the blood diamonds Though it's thousands of miles away Sierra Leone connect to what we go through today Over here, its a drug trade, we die from drugs Over there, they die from what we buy from drugs The diamonds, the chains, the bracelets, the charmses I thought my Jesus Piece was so harmless 'til I seen a picture of a shorty armless And here's the conflict It's in a black person's soul to rock that gold Spend ya whole life tryna get that ice On a polar rugby it look so nice How could somethin' so wrong make me feel so right, right? 'fore I beat myself up like Ike You could still throw ya Rocafella diamond tonight, 'cause
[Kanye] People askin' me is I'm gon' give my chain back (uh) That'll be the same day I give the game back (uh) You know the next question dog 'yo, where Dame at?'(uh) This track the Indian dance to bring our reign back (whoo!) 'wassup wit you a Jay man, are ya'll okay man?'
[Jay-Z] Yep! I got it from her 'ye damn! The chain remians, the gang is in tact The name is mine, I'll take blame for that The pressure's on, but guess who ain't gon' crack? (laughs) Part of me I had to laugh at that How could you falter when you're the rock of gibralter I had to get of the boat so I could walk on water This ain't no tour order, this is nothin to me Difficult takes a day, impossible takes a week I do this in my sleep, I sell Kilos of coke, (so?) I'm guessin' I can sell CD's I'm not a buisness man I'm a buisness, man Let me handle my buisness, damn! Kanyeez you got me, Freeway and Foxy YG', Teairra Mari, Petey watch me Bleek could be one hit away his whole career As long as I'm alive, he's a millionaire And even if I die, he's in my will somewhere So he can just kick back and chill somewhere, oh yeah He don't even have to write rhymes The Dynasty like my money last three lifetimes Shirley Bassey was in the rear sayin exactly What I was sayin practically me whole carreer The diamond is forever, I been mindin' this forever Now the Louis Vuitton Don's timin' couldn't be better People lined up to see the Titanic sinkin' Instead we rose from the ash like a phoenix If you watin for the end, the dynasty signed And what seemed like forever is a mighty long time I'm young bitches [laughs] Goodnight!