soon you’ll understand lyrics – jay-z

(let him hold you, let him touch you)
you don’t understand now because you’re cryin’, and you hurt
(soon you’ll understand)
you’ll understand soon enough, soon enough

you’re my best friend’s sister, grown woman and all
but you see how i am around girls, i ruin ’em all
plus your mom call me son, around you since i was small
sh*t i watched you mature, nah, this ain’t right
but still when your boyfriend ditched you, life’s a b*tch you cried
over my right shoulder, i told you to wipe your eyes
take your time when you likin’ a guy
’cause if he sense that your feelings too intense, it’s pimp or die
i bought you earrings on your birthday
drove you to college your first day

it must be sad, though it hurts to say
we could never be a item, don’t even like him
you deserve better, this is ugly, gina, please don’t love me
there’s better guys out there other than me
(you need a lawyer or a doctor or somebody like that you know)
like a lawyer or a doctor with a ph.d.
think of how upset your mother and brother would be
if they found that you was huggin’ me
my conscience is f*ckin’ with me

let him hold you, let him touch you
soon you’ll understand

man, i look in the eyes of a
(let him hold you, let him touch you)
this, a kid that stole life and me together
(soon you’ll understand)
we’re tryin’, really tryin’ to make it work
i’m young, and i ain’t ready, and i told you

it ain’t like, i ain’t tell you from day one, i ain’t sh*t
when it comes to relationships, i don’t have the patience
now it’s too late, we got a little life together
and in my mind, i really want you to be my wife forever
but in the physical it’s like i’m-a be trife forever
a different girl every night forever, told you to leave
but you’re stubborn and you love him and
no matter what despite all the f*ckin’ and the cheatin’
you still won’t leave him, now you’re grievin’

and i feel bad, believe me
but i’m young and i ain’t ready and this ain’t easy
wasn’t fair to tell you to wait, so i told you to skate
you chose not to, now look at the sh*t we gotta go through
doin’ a fight, throw in a fuss, you the mother of my baby
i don’t want you to hate me, this is about us
rather me, i ain’t ready to be what you want me to be
because i love you, i want you to leave, please

let him hold you, let him touch you
soon you’ll understand

mm, listen ma
(let him hold you, let him touch you)
i mean, i seen you workin’ two or three jobs
(soon you’ll understand)
daddy left i, i thought i was makin’ things better
i made it worse

dear ma, i’m in the cell, lonely as h*ll
writin’ this scribe, thinkin’ ’bout how you must feel inside
you tried to teach me better, but i refused to grow
god d*mn i ain’t the young man that you used to know
you said, “the street claim lives”, but i wanted things like
bling bling ice i was wrong in hindsight
sh*t we grew apart, try to blame it on your new spouse
i know it hurt like h*ll the day you kicked me out

but your house is your house, i ain’t respect the rules
i brought crack past your door, beefed with rival crews
and who wants to be the mother of a son who sold drugs
co-workers saw me on the corner slingin’ “larry love”
meanwhile, you workin’ hard like, two or three jobs
tryin’ to feed me and my siblings, makin’ an honest livin’
who am i kiddin’ i, call myself easin’ the load?
i made the load heavy, i need money for commissary
try to understand, please

let him hold you, let him touch you
soon you’ll understand

let him hold you, let him touch you
soon you’ll understand

let him hold you, let him touch you
soon you’ll understand

let him hold you, let him touch you
soon you’ll understand

let him hold you, let him touch you
soon you’ll understand

let him hold you, let him touch you
soon you’ll understand

/ jay z lyrics