Suit & Tie - Justin Timberlake (feat. Jay-Z)


The Experience                    
Justin’s back to take his baby out on the floor tonight and show her a few things about love, when he’s interrupted by Jay-Z’s contrasting rant that seems to question whether it’s all worth it. Style got gout from having the best of the best. Is this what it's all about? Justin’s happy voice seems to still think it’s worth it...

The Video                    
The lyric video adds one element: style. Justin Timberlake singing about a suit and tie is one thing. Justin Timberlake wearing a one is another.
[UPDATE: The new music video, on the other hand, adds a striptease element that is definitely not stylish.]


My Take                    
I agree with Jay-Z that nothing exceeds like excess. If a love is just lush style, possessions and makeup sex to hide the distress, it’s bound for failure. But it’s more - love is people, so Justin is right to keep trying...


Ask Yourself                   
What are my relationships based on? Do I value people by what they’ve got and give me, or by who they are?


LYRICS                                       

[Intro: Justin Timberlake]
I be on my suit and tie shit, tie shit, tie
I be on my suit and tie shit, tie shit
Can I show you a few things?
A few things, a few things, little baby cause
I be on my suit and tie shit, tie shit
I be on my suit and tie shit, tie shit
Let me show you a few things
Let me show you a few things

[Ad lib: Timbaland]
Wait a minute. You ready, JT?

[Verse 1: Justin Timberlake]
I can't wait til I get you on the floor, good-looking
Going out so hot, just like an oven
And I'll burn myself, but just had to touch it
It's so fly and it's all mine
Hey baby, we don't mind all the watching
Cause if they study close, real close
They might learn something
She ain't nothing but a little doozy when she does it
She's so fly tonight

[Hook: Justin Timberlake]
And as long as I've got my suit and tie
I'mma leave it all on the floor tonight
And you got fixed up to the nines
Let me show you a few things
All pressed up in black and white
And you're dressed in that dress I like
Love is swinging in the air tonight
Let me show you a few things
Let me show you a few things
Show you a few things about love
While we're in the swing of love
Let me show you a few things
Show you a few things about love
Hey

[Verse 2: Justin Timberlake]
Stop, let me get a good look at it
So thick, now I know why they call it a fatty
Shit so sick got a hit and picked up a habit
That's alright, cause you're all mine
Go on and show 'em who you call daddy
I guess they're just mad cause girl, they wish they had it
My killer, my Thriller, yeah you're a classic
And you're all mine tonight

[Hook]

[Ad lib: Justin Timberlake]
Hey, get out ya seat, Hov

[Verse 3: Jay-Z]
All black at the white shows
White shoes at the black shows
Green card for the Cuban linx
Y'all sit back and enjoy the light show
Nothing exceeds like excess
Style got gout from having the best of the best
Is this what it's all about?
I'm at the restaurant with my rent
Disturbing the guests
Years of distress, tears on the dress
Try to hide her face with some makeup sex
This is truffle season
Tom Ford tuxedos for no reason
All Saints for my angel
Alexander Wang too
Ass-tight Denim and some Dunks
I'll show you how to do this young!
No papers, catch vapors
Get high, out Vegas
D'usses on doubles, ain't looking for trouble
You just got good genes so a nigga tryna cuff you
Tell your mother that I love her cause I love you
Tell your father we go farther as a couple
They ain't lose a daughter, got a son
I show you how to do this, hun!

[Hook]





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