So many scars,
Jay went through the absence of his father as well, his time hustling in Brooklyn to make a life of a sort other than 2nd class citizen, his “tweaking” mom, the death of his uncle and nephew respectively, etc.
Beyoncé’s dad was almost as insane as M.J.’s, she went through relationship issues so painful that “her depression was so severe it lasted for a couple of years, during which she kept herself in her bedroom for days and refused to eat anything.”, as well as who knows what else….. just like the rest of us
We all have scars. How “we got this far” is the juxtaposition against past pain. Current success validates the line. The last thing it does is expose it’s flaws
Also a subtle reference: Seal is providing the backing vocals
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