Mary J. Blige – Love Yourself (feat. Kanye West) (Strength Of A Woman Album)


It’s been a long way, but I made it here with love
I made it here with love, love
It can mess up everything
From a time where you outta town
You gotta love yourself
Oh, please hold on, it’ll save yah, save yah
You gotta love yourself
Before you feed somebody else
Took a while to know my heart
I don’t feel no one’s time
‘Cause everybody don’t mean you well
I know myself too much to ever fold
You gotta feed yourself
Made it out of the basement
Before you feed somebody else
He a designer, artist, producer, and he rap
Dark clouds are movin’ past you
[Refrain: Mary J. Blige]

You gotta stay open, and don’t be foolish
There goes another round
Never found virtue from patience
Thought they’d put my life on hold
Hold your heart, the world is cold
[Verse 2: Kanye West]

Oh, you gotta love yourself, oh yeah
There goes another round, blaow
If you really wanna be with someone else
I cannot be complacent
God knows that you’re worth it
[Interlude: Kanye West]
If you really wanna be with someone else
They can’t find the assailant
[Verse 1: Mary J. Blige]
Precious time is just wastin’
Can’t get restless in the soul
You gotta love yourself
It’s the only way you know

I decided not to use my color as a handicap
Came from the Chi and wow, look what the fuck they found
Blige] [Chorus: Mary J.
Keep singin’, don’t you stop prayin’, woman
You gotta stay open, and don’t be foolish
Before love like this, you go
But I’ll make it work

If you really wanna be with someone else
Oh, you gotta love yourself
Before you love somebody else
But I knew somethin’ they didn’t know
You gotta love yourself
In a dark room just pacin’
I know myself too much to ever fold
You gotta feed yourself
A young legend, comin’ to shut the summer down
Don’t worry ’bout nothin’
Dark clouds are movin’ past you
Blige] [Chorus: Mary J.
‘Cause everybody don’t mean you well
But if you just hold on
You deserve it, can’t nothin’ else hurt you
I’m payin’ for it, I’m changin’ for it
You gotta feed yourself
Yeah, it will come to pass
You gotta stay open, and don’t be foolish
Said I’ve been and up and down and I’ve been through it all
You gotta love yourself
You need to talk to me like you don’t when your mother ’round
Somebody else
Blige] [Intro: Mary J.
They might gun you down, blaow
Oh, oh, and it hurts
Made it out of the underground
Before you love somebody else
Yeah, gotta love yourself

Oh, yes, it did, yeah
Truth can be the sweetest pain
[Verse 3: Mary J. Blige]
‘Cause everybody don’t mean you well
Through the fire and valley lows
Oh, you gotta love yourself, oh yeah
Blige] [Refrain: Mary J.

Uh, you know what I’m sayin’?
I’m a winner, paid dues, I know my purpose
Before you feed somebody else

[Chorus: Mary J. Blige]
Another kid just got shot
Thought they’d put my life on hold
You do not know what we facin’
In my job, be courageous
‘Cause I’m no beginner
But I knew somethin’ they didn’t know

Before you love somebody else
Please hold on ’cause love is strong, it’ll save yah