Veni Vidi Vici



Lyrics

(Nas:)
Madonna, life is so crazy
You've been through a lot
Gotta tell your story sometimes, you know


Seem like yesterday, I was a baby on the street
I took a Holiday, I was stepping to the beat
I had to pay my rent, on the Lower East Side
I threw my tag around, let B-Boys take me for a ride

I started writing songs, I kinda got Into the Groove
They tried to criticize my every single move
But then I realized I had nothing left to lose
It took me by surprise when I became the news

I was fearless like a renegade
I had a feeling that I can't explain
I didn't listen to what people said (whatcha do)
I came, I saw, I conquered

I was constant as a northern star
I had a fire burning in my heart
I never gave up fighting in the dark
I came, I saw, I conquered (let's go)

Oohh I came, I saw, I conquered
Oohh I came, I saw, I conquered

I Expressed myself, came Like A Virgin down the aisle
Exposed my naked ass, and I did it with a smile
And when it came to S.E.X., I know I walked the Borderline
And when I struck a pose, all the gay boys lost their mind

I Justified My Love, I made you say a little Prayer
They had me crucified, you know I had to take it there
I Opened up my Heart, I learned The Power of Good-bye
I saw a Ray of Light, Music saved my life (music saved my life)

I was fearless like a renegade
I had a feeling that I can't explain
I didn't listen to what people said (whatcha do)
I came, I saw, I conquered

I was constant as a northern star
I had a fire burning in my heart
I never gave up fighting in the dark
I came, I saw, I conquered (let's go)

Oohh I came, I saw, I conquered
Oohh I came, I saw, I conquered

(Nas:)
In 1994 I came through the door
With that raw beats versus scratches
Verbally murdered rappers
My mom's from the Carolinas
Pops from Natchez
In QB is where I started flowin'
But I was scared the cops gon' kick my apartment door in
Had a baby girl by a crazy girl
Then I got married happily of course
Then that ended in a bad divorce
I know how to pick 'em don't I
Never gave a f*ck about public pressure
Or the ridicule or "too big to lose"
Now who's the fool
And I never been happier, no lie
I'm just your humble servant, I'm Nas
If y'all burn down Ferguson Imma ride
My life cannot be compared to anybody
Any trappers, any rapper
Any politician, beautician, or musician
Anybody, saw many bodies
Many coffins, heads or tails
Penny tossers either dead or jail
Not many options on the block I came from
And I turned to world rap messiah, spit rapid fire
And I'm goin' right back to the block I came from
One

I was fearless like a renegade
I had a feeling that I can't explain
I didn't listen to what people said (whatcha do)
I came, I saw, I conquered

I was constant as a northern star
I had a fire burning in my heart
I never gave up fighting in the dark
I came, I saw, I conquered (let's go)

Oohh I came, I saw, I conquered
Oohh I came, I saw, I conquered
Oohh I came, I saw, I conquered
Oohh I came, I saw, I conquered

(Nas:)
Madonna on the track
Nas in the back


Credits

Written by Madonna, Thomas Wesley Pentz, Ariel Rechtshaid, Maureen McDonald, Toby Gad and Jones
Produced by Madonna and Diplo
Guitar by Toby Gad
Featuring Nas
Additional backing vocals by Mozella


Album

Rebel Heart, the album
Rebel Heart (Deluxe)


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