Fool me twice that's my bad, I can't even blame her for that

from Jay Z (Ft. Justin Timberlake) – Holy Grail Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

This is an allusion to the English phrase:

Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me

It basically means that you should know better than to fall for the same thing twice — which in Jay’s case refers to the time he retired after The Black Album, only to come back and drop Kingdom Come

It continues this dysfunctional relationship with fame that he keeps coming back to. He keeps getting burned, but he accepts that its his fault and that he’s always going to be enticed by it

To help improve the meaning of these lyrics, visit “Holy Grail” by Jay Z (Ft. Justin Timberlake) Lyrics and leave a comment on the lyrics box