You don't hear me though
These words ain't just 'pared to go
In one ear, out the other ear, no!

from Jay Z – Moment of Clarity Lyrics on Rap Genius


“You don’t hear me though” is like saying “you don’t understand what I am saying”.

The word “pared” can have two meanings:

  1. His words aren’t prepared, meaning that he doesn’t use clichès or common phrases. He picks his words accurately, and he pairs them.

  2. But his words aren’t paired for you not to listen to them, for you to let them go. If Hova has something to say, it’s for a reason.

They’re word of wisdom, words that will stay with you forever.

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