The Glory
Kanye West Lyrics


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(Gonna take you to the glory, oh I can't study war)
Now where the south side, now where the west side

Can I talk my shit again?
Even if I don't hit again?
Dog are you fucking kidding?
My hat, my shoes, my coat
Louis Vuitton stitch, with Donatella Versace
That's Louis Vuitton's bitch
I think Hennessy, I drank, I'm gone
Off that Bacardi Limon and Corona, I'm zoning
Class back in session so I upped it a grade
Two years Dwayne Wayne became Dwyane Wade
And, hey please don't start me
I'm like Gnarls Barkley meets Charles Barkley
I'm pop the Barkers, I'm hood the Parkers
While y'all was in limbo I raised the bar up
I touched on everything
Married to the game, roc-a-chain instead of a wedding ring
Y'all bridesmaids catch the garter
On nights when 'Ye romance
Cameras flash so much
That I gotta do that Yayo dance
I'm on a world tour with Common, my man
After each and every show a couple dykes in the van it's easy
The hood love to listen to Jeezy and Weezy
And, oh yeah, Yeezy
I did it for the glory

Now where the south side, now where the west side

What am I supposed to do now?
Man the game all messed up
How I'm suppose to stand out when everyone get dressed up?
So yeah, at the Grammys I went ultra Travolta
Yeah that tuxedo might have been a little guido
But with my ego
I can stand there in a speedo
And be looked at like a fucking hero
The glory, the story, the chain, the polo, the night
The grind, the empty bottles of no-doze
Tank on empty, whipping my mamma's Volvo
I spent that gas money on clothes with logos
The fur is Hermes, shit that you don't floss
The Goyard so hard man, I'm Hugo's boss
Why I gotta ask what that two-door cost
House on the hill
Two doors from Tracey Ross
And I'm asking about her girlfriends
Yeah, the dark skinny ones
She asking about the speed boats yeah I admit we rented 'em
When you meet me in person what do you feel like?
I know, I know I look better in real life
O' hear people compare themselves to big a lot
You know B.I.G. and Pac, you know to get it hot
I guess after I live I wanna be compared to BIG
Anyone, Big Pun, Big L or Notorious, fit in
Get money and stunt and stay glorious
And I'm gonna stop killing these niggas soon as the chorus hit

Now where the south side, now where the west side





Yeah I'ma stop killing these niggas soon as the chorus hit
These haters be killing themselves they wanna come and get the glory

Overall Meaning

The song "The Glory" by Kanye West is a celebration of his success in the music industry. He talks about his rise to fame and how he has become a trendsetter in the industry. The first verse starts by stating that he is taking listeners to the glory and that he cannot study war. This suggests that he is focused on his success and that he is not interested in conflict or negativity. He then talks about the different sides of Chicago, the south side, and the west side, which are known for their crime rates. However, he is proud to have made a name for himself despite his origin.


The second verse talks about his style and how he stands out. He mentions his expensive outfits, including Louis Vuitton stitch with Donatella Versace and Gucci fur. He also boasts about his accomplishments and how he has raised the bar. Kanye notes how he is like Gnarls Barkley meets Charles Barkley, which is a comparison of himself to both the musician and former NBA player, respectively. He then mentions the power of his fame and how cameras flash so much he has to do the Yayo dance.


Overall, "The Glory" celebrates Kanye West's rise to fame and his accomplishments. The song talks about his success and unique style, and how he has become a trendsetter in the music industry.


Line by Line Meaning

Gonna take you to the glory, oh I can't study war
I'm going to take you to the place where all the glory is, I don't want to talk about war


Now where the south side, now where the west side
I'm asking where are the people from the south and west side?


Can I talk my shit again?
Can I brag again?


Even if I don't hit again?
Even if my next song isn't a hit?


Dog are you fucking kidding?
Are you serious right now?


My hat, my shoes, my coat
The style of my hat, shoes, and coat


Louis Vuitton stitch, with Donatella Versace
My clothes are made with Louis Vuitton stitching and designed by Donatella Versace


That's Louis Vuitton's bitch
I'm so fashionable that I am essentially Louis Vuitton's spokesperson


I think Hennessy, I drank, I'm gone
I drank Hennessy and now I'm intoxicated


Off that Bacardi Limon and Corona, I'm zoning
I'm in a trance-like state after drinking Bacardi Limon and Corona


Class back in session so I upped it a grade
I've improved my skill level and now I'm at a higher grade level


Two years Dwayne Wayne became Dwyane Wade
Just like how Dwayne Wayne from A Different World became Dwyane Wade, I've also made big changes in my life


And, hey please don't start me
Please don't provoke me


I'm like Gnarls Barkley meets Charles Barkley
I'm like a mix of the musician Gnarls Barkley and the athlete Charles Barkley


I'm pop the Barkers, I'm hood the Parkers
I'm more fashionable than the people who wear Barker shoes, but I'm still from the streets


While y'all was in limbo I raised the bar up
While you were stagnant, I improved and set a higher standard


I touched on everything
I've experienced and talked about everything


Married to the game, roc-a-chain instead of a wedding ring
I'm committed to the rap industry, so I wear a Roc-A-Fella chain instead of a wedding ring


Y'all bridesmaids catch the garter
You all are just followers and catch the things that I throw out


On nights when 'Ye romance
On nights when I'm feeling romantic


Cameras flash so much
The cameras take so many pictures of me


That I gotta do that Yayo dance
I dance like Yayo (Tony Yayo, a rapper from G-Unit) to avoid getting stuck in a single pose while the cameras are flashing


I'm on a world tour with Common, my man
I'm on a world tour with my friend Common


After each and every show a couple dykes in the van it's easy
After every show, I get to have sex with a couple lesbian women in the van, it's easy for me


The hood love to listen to Jeezy and Weezy
People from the ghetto like to listen to Jeezy and Lil Wayne


And, oh yeah, Yeezy
Oh yeah, that's me, Yeezy


I did it for the glory
I did it for the fame and respect


What am I supposed to do now?
What should I do now?


Man the game all messed up
The rap industry is all messed up


How I'm suppose to stand out when everyone get dressed up?
How can I be different when everyone dresses the same?


So yeah, at the Grammys I went ultra Travolta
I dressed like John Travolta at the Grammy Awards


Yeah that tuxedo might have been a little guido
Some people might think that tuxedo was too flashy, like a 'guido'


But with my ego
But because of my confidence


I can stand there in a speedo
I could wear a speedo and still be confident


And be looked at like a fucking hero
And people would still respect and admire me


The glory, the story, the chain, the polo, the night
The fame, my personal story, my chain, the Polo brand, and the nighttime


The grind, the empty bottles of no-doze
The hard work, and the empty bottles of no-doze (a caffeine pill)


Tank on empty, whipping my mamma's Volvo
I'm driving my mom's Volvo even though it's almost out of gas


I spent that gas money on clothes with logos
Instead of buying gas, I bought clothes with brand logos on them


The fur is Hermes, shit that you don't floss
The fur coat is made by Hermes, it's not something that's often shown off


The Goyard so hard man, I'm Hugo's boss
The Goyard brand is so cool, I'm even better than Hugo Boss


Why I gotta ask what that two-door cost
Why do I even need to ask the price of a two-door car?


House on the hill
I have a house on top of a hill


Two doors from Tracey Ross
It's very close to Tracey Ross' house


And I'm asking about her girlfriends
I'm curious about Tracey Ross' girlfriends


Yeah, the dark skinny ones
Specifically, the dark-skinned and skinny ones


She asking about the speed boats yeah I admit we rented 'em
She's asking about if I own any speed boats, and I admit that I rented them


When you meet me in person what do you feel like?
What kind of impression do I give you when you meet me in person?


I know, I know I look better in real life
I already know that people think I look better in person


O' hear people compare themselves to big a lot
I always hear people comparing themselves to Biggie Smalls


You know B.I.G. and Pac, you know to get it hot
People know that they should compare themselves to Biggie Smalls and Tupac to be successful


I guess after I live I wanna be compared to BIG
After I die, I want people to compare me to Biggie Smalls


Anyone, Big Pun, Big L or Notorious, fit in
I wouldn't mind being compared to anyone like Big Pun, Big L or Notorious B.I.G.


Get money and stunt and stay glorious
Make a lot of money, show off, and stay famous


And I'm gonna stop killing these niggas soon as the chorus hit
I'm going to stop being so boastful when the chorus starts


These haters be killing themselves they wanna come and get the glory
These people who hate on me are only hurting themselves because they want to be famous too




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Leslie A. Weinstein, Norman Landsberg, John Elis Ventura, Laura Nyro, Kanye Omari West, Felix A. Pappalardi

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