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is the intro of this the Holiday sample you guys are referring to during Nas's rap??

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is the intro of this the Holiday sample you guys are referring to during Nas's rap??

Yes, until 0:07. It's literally repeated through much of the song.

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awesome mattress! :clap:

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I think the standard edition deserved a different tracklist. They literally just cut it off after WAOM. Why? Are the tracks after that inferior? It makes no sense. I guess M listed the songs from favorite to least favorite.

WAOM is a very good album closer though so I don't think they randomly just cut off the last 5 tracks. The ending with Holy Water-Inside Out-WAOM on the standard version is amazing.

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It's not the number of tracks that bother me. It makes sense to have a 14 track version, but it should be a mixed up best of, not just cut off. Anyway, it doesn't matter.

People need to get over this standard/deluxe/super deluxe mess. Just because a song is on the deluxe doesn't mean M thought it was inferior, that's just how she felt the track list flowed the best. I couldn't imagine the SEX/Messiah/RH sequence to be any different. BN sounds so great right after WAOM. Inside Out leads perfectly into WAOM and follows the vibe of HW perfectly.

So... Yeah the standard deluxe thing means nothing. We have all 25 songs. Just listen to them. It's not like you have to stop at WAOM.

It's just straight up nit picking at this point!

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I love the "Quicker than a ray of light" sample

When she raps "I saw a ray of light" you have listen closely

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I love the "Quicker than a ray of light" sample

When she raps "I saw a ray of light" you have listen closely

omg!!!! :dramatic:

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CAN SOMEONE PLEASE EXPLAIN TO ME WHY THIS ISN'T ON THE STANDARD?!!!

I know the standard is redundant but really? Holy Water over this?!!!

Can you please shut the fuck up and stop comparing every song to Holy Water? Thank you very much.

I can see why this song didn't make the standard edition. I love it from the bottom of my heart and I think it's another great addition to M's catalogue but idk...I think the verses as cute and cheeky they are come off as a bit forced and distorted. Nevertheless, the song is great and I'm glad it's on the album. I actually pretend the 14-track version doesn't exist because the only real thing is the 19-track edition and the 5 songs that are not on the "standard" shouldn't be viewed as bonus tracks, either.

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Mattress, love your Madonna gif review of the song. :clap: It is so epic.

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I still find Nas unnecessary on this track...

imo, It could have been much better if she sang this one alone and instead of Nas's rap, include that killer instrumental.

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Yes, until 0:07. It's literally repeated through much of the song.

i'm such a flop fan, I actually never thought of the Holiday sample. :blush:

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I love the "Quicker than a ray of light" sample

When she raps "I saw a ray of light" you have listen closely

omg I did not notice that

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Can you please shut the fuck up and stop comparing every song to Holy Water? Thank you very much.

Wah wah wah poor baby. Am I going to hurt your precious Holy Water's feelings? It was a comment about this and Sex? Who fucking cares? Why reduce yourself to personally insulting people? Pathetic.

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I love the "Quicker than a ray of light" sample

When she raps "I saw a ray of light" you have listen closely

I've been wondering what that noise in the background is forever! Thanks for pointing it out :)

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I am completely obsessed with "Veni Vidi Vici"... verse two is orgasmic leaving me no choice but to repost this:

I expressed myself

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came like a virgin down the aisle

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Exposed my naked ass and I did it with a smile

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And when it came to sex

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I know I walked the borderline

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And when I struck a pose

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all the gay boys lost their minds

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:rotfl:

:thumbsup:

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I justified my love

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I made you say a little prayer

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They had me crucified

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you know I had to take it there

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I opened up my heart

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I learned the power of good-bye

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I saw a ray of light

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music saved my life

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I came, I saw, I conquered.

-Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone

YOU HAVE JUST CREATED THE VENI VIDI VICI INTERLUDE FOR THE UPCOMING TOUR!

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The refrain and the references to oldies, all of this is amazing! And also the horns! But I'm not a fan of rap...Overall it's a good song. I would put it with Iconic and Illuminati, songs that are not really "Rebel" nor "Heart" but still good experimentations.

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Nas rap is EVERYTHING. Not feeling Madonna's rap, especially the 'I saw a Ray of Light'...

For real? I can't .... VVV is amazing because of M only!!!

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I absolutely love that she is sampling and making references to her own music on this album!!

And VVV is awesome track. I enjoy the the joyride, lyrics and all. I don't understand why people are so negative about her references! I mean, if someone is allowed to that, is this POP SOVEREIGN!

And Nas' rap is so strong, love it!!

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Can somebody please write the lyrics to Nas rap ? It seems like he's talking about Ferguson at one point or am i just hearing what i wanna hear ?

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Veni Vidi Vici lyrics:
[Nas]
Madonna, life is so crazy
You've been through a lot
I'll tell you a story sometime, you know?
[Madonna]
Seemed like yesterday
I was a baby on the street, I took a holiday
I was steppin' to the beat, I had to pay my rent
On the Lower East Side, I threw my tag around
Let beatboys take me for a ride, I started writin' songs
I kinda got into the groove, they tried to criticize
My every single move, but then I realized
I had nothing left to lose, it took me by surprise
When I became the news
I was fearless like a renegade
I had a feeling that I can't explain
I didn't listen to what people said
I came, I saw, I conquered
I was constant as a northern star
I had a fire burnin' in my heart
I never gave up, fightin' in the dark
I came, I saw, I conquered
I came, I saw, I conquered
I came, I saw, I conquered
I expressed myself, came like a virgin down the aisle
Exposed my naked ass, and I did it with a smile
And when it came to sex, I know I walked the borderline
And when I struck a pose, all the gay boys lost their mind
I justified my love, I made you say a little prayer
They had me crucified, you know I had to take it there
I opened up my heart, I learned the power of goodbye
I saw a ray of light, music saved my life
I was fearless like a renegade
I had a feeling that I can't explain
I didn't listen to what people said
I came, I saw, I conquered
I was constant as a northern star
I had a fire burnin' in my heart
I never gave up, fightin' in the dark
I came, I saw, I conquered
I came, I saw, I conquered
I came, I saw, I conquered
[Nas]
In 1994, I came through the door with that door beats verses
Scratches, verbally murdered rappers
My ma's from the Carolinas, pa's from Natchez and QB's
Where I started flowin', but I was scared the cops were gonna kick my apartment door in
Had a baby girl, by a crazy girl
Then I got married, happily of course
Then that ended, in a bad divorce
I know how to pick 'em, don't I
Never gave a fuck about public pressure or the ridicule or too big to lose
Now who's a fool?
And I never been happier, no lie
I'm just a humble servant, I'm Nas
If y'all burn down Ferguson, I'mma riot
My life cannot be compared to anybody
Any trappers, any rapper
Any politician, beautician, or musician
Anybody, saw many bodies, many coffins, heads or tails
Penny tosses, either that or jail
Not many options on the block I came from
And I turned to a rap messiah, spit rapid fire
And it [wore?] right back to the block I came from
[Madonna]
I was fearless like a renegade
[Nas: Tried to tell 'em]
I had a feeling, that I can't explain
I didn't listen to what people said, I came, I saw, I conquered
I was constant as a northern star, I had a fire burnin' in my heart
I never gave up, fightin' in the dark
I came, I saw, I conquered
I came, I saw, I conquered
I came, I saw, I conquered
I came, I saw, I conquered
I came, I saw, I conquered
[Nas]
Madonna on the track, Nas in the back

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I think she says 'exposed my naked ass', no?

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Veni Vidi Vici lyrics:
[Nas]
Madonna, life is so crazy
You've been through a lot
I'll tell you a story sometime, you know?
[Madonna]
Seemed like yesterday
I was a baby on the street, I took a holiday
I was steppin' to the beat, I had to pay my rent
On the Lower East Side, I threw my tag around
Let beatboys take me for a ride, I started writin' songs
I kinda got into the groove, they tried to criticize
My every single move, but then I realized
I had nothing left to lose, it took me by surprise
When I became the news
I was fearless like a renegade
I had a feeling that I can't explain
I didn't listen to what people said
I came, I saw, I conquered
I was constant as a northern star
I had a fire burnin' in my heart
I never gave up, fightin' in the dark
I came, I saw, I conquered
I came, I saw, I conquered
I came, I saw, I conquered
I expressed myself, came like a virgin down the aisle
Exposed my naked ass, and I did it with a smile
And when it came to sex, I know I walked the borderline
And when I struck a pose, all the gay boys lost their mind
I justified my love, I made you say a little prayer
They had me crucified, you know I had to take it there
I opened up my heart, I learned the power of goodbye
I saw a ray of light, music saved my life
I was fearless like a renegade
I had a feeling that I can't explain
I didn't listen to what people said
I came, I saw, I conquered
I was constant as a northern star
I had a fire burnin' in my heart
I never gave up, fightin' in the dark
I came, I saw, I conquered
I came, I saw, I conquered
I came, I saw, I conquered
[Nas]
In 1994, I came through the door with that door beats verses
Scratches, verbally murdered rappers
My ma's from the Carolinas, pa's from Natchez and QB's
Where I started flowin', but I was scared the cops were gonna kick my apartment door in
Had a baby girl, by a crazy girl
Then I got married, happily of course
Then that ended, in a bad divorce
I know how to pick 'em, don't I
Never gave a fuck about public pressure or the ridicule or too big to lose
Now who's a fool?
And I never been happier, no lie
I'm just a humble servant, I'm Nas
If y'all burn down Ferguson, I'mma riot
My life cannot be compared to anybody
Any trappers, any rapper
Any politician, beautician, or musician
Anybody, saw many bodies, many coffins, heads or tails
Penny tosses, either that or jail
Not many options on the block I came from
And I turned to a rap messiah, spit rapid fire
And it [wore?] right back to the block I came from
[Madonna]
I was fearless like a renegade
[Nas: Tried to tell 'em]
I had a feeling, that I can't explain
I didn't listen to what people said, I came, I saw, I conquered
I was constant as a northern star, I had a fire burnin' in my heart
I never gave up, fightin' in the dark
I came, I saw, I conquered
I came, I saw, I conquered
I came, I saw, I conquered
I came, I saw, I conquered
I came, I saw, I conquered
[Nas]
Madonna on the track, Nas in the back

Thank you ! Indeed he does talk about Ferguson riots, it was recorded at that time (judging from M's instagram pics with him)

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In my top 5! This song is AMAZING! It must be performed on the tour!

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I bet if the song is performed the backdrop will be just like She's Not Me form the S&S tour

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