Dirt Off Your Shoulder/Lying from You

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Dirt Off Your Shoulder/Lying from You
CollisionCourse EP.jpg
Album Collision Course
Released November 2004
Length 4:04
Genre Rap Metal
Label Warner Bros.
Machine Shop
Roc-A Fellas
Def Jam
Tempo (BPM)
Key
Producer Rick Rubin
Linkin Park
Mike Shinoda
Timbaland
Kanye West

For the Jay-Z song, see Dirt Off Your Shoulder. For the Linkin Park song, see Lying from You.

Dirt Off Your Shoulder/Lying from You is a collaborative rap metal song by Jay-Z and Linkin Park. It is the first mashup track from the six-track EP Collision Course that was released on November 30th, 2004. In 2004, the song itself made its charts in the United Kingdom.

Releases[edit]

Discriptions[edit]

The song "Lying from You" that originally appeared from Meteora in 2003 is played over it with lyrics from the song by Linkin Park, with a pair of lyrics from Jay-Z's "Dirt Off Your Shoulder" that originally appeared from The Black Album. The intro of "Dirt Off Your Shoulder" is played during the first verse of "Lying from You".

Live[edit]

This song has been played live at the Roxy Theater in West Hollywood, California on July 18, 2004. It has also been played live at the LIVE 8 concert in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania by Linkin Park and Jay-Z, from the Linkin Park Underground EP LP Underground 5.0 that was released in 2005. It also been played live at the Music For Relief Benefit Concert in 2005, the way the band and Jay-Z played it was by the band started the song then stop before Jay-Z's part, they stop for like 30 seconds to give Jay-Z a chance to come out and get prepare then the song is started. At the LIVE 8 festival, this was the last time the song was ever performed. Linkin Park used sample from "Dirt Off Your Shoulder" for the intro for "Lying From You" during their 2008 shows, a example of this would be from the DVD "Road to Revolution: Live at Milton Keynes".

Lyrics[edit]

[Linkin Park]:
"I ordered a frappuccino. Where's my fucking frappuccino? Alright, let's do this."

When I pretend
Everything is what I want it to be
I look exactly like what you had always
Wanted to see
When I pretend
I can’t forget about the criminal I am
Stealing second after second just 'cause
I know I can/but
I can’t pretend this is the way
It will stay/I’m just
Trying to bend the truth
I can’t pretend I’m who you want me to be
So I’m

Lying my way from
     
[Jay-Z]:
Yeah

If you feelin' like a pimp, nigga, go and brush your shoulders off
Ladies is pimps too, go and brush your shoulders off
Niggaz is crazy baby, don't forget that boy told you
Get, that, dirt off your shoulder

I probably owe it to y'all, proud to be locked by the force
Tryin' to hustle some things, that go with the Porsche
Feelin' no remorse, feelin' like my hand was forced
Middle finger to the law, Nigga, grippin' my balls
All the ladies they love me, from the bleachers they screamin'
All the ballers is bouncin' they like the way I be leanin'
All the rappers be hatin', off the track that I'm makin'
But all the hustlers they love it just to see one of us make it
Came from the bottom the bottom, to the top of the pops
Nigga London, Japan and I'm straight off the block
Like a running back, get it man, I'm straight off the block
I can run it back, Nigga, cause I'm straight with the Roc

If you feelin' like a pimp Nigga, go and brush your shoulders off
Ladies is pimps too, go and brush your shoulders off
Niggaz is crazy baby, don't forget that boy told you
Get, that, dirt off your shoulder

You gotta get, that, dirt off your shoulder
You gotta get, that, dirt off your shoulder
You gotta get, that, dirt off your shoulder
You gotta get, that, dirt off your shoulder

Your homie Hov' in position, in the kitchen with soda
I just whipped up a watch, tryin' to get me a Rover
Tryin' to stretch out the coca, like a wrestler, yes sir
Keep the Heckler close, you know them smokers'll test ya
But like, fifty-two cards when I'm, I'm through dealin'
Now, fifty-two bars come out, now you feel 'em
Now, fifty-two cars roll out, remove ceiling
In case fifty-two broads come out, now you chillin'
With a boss bitch of course S.C. on the sleeve
At the 40/40 club, ESPN on the screen
I paid a grip for the jeans, plus the slippers is clean
No chrome on the wheels, I'm a grown-up for real, chill

[Linkin Park]:
Chill, yeah, I remember what they taught to me
Remember condescending talk of who I outta be
Remember listenin' to all of that and this again
So I pretended up a person who was fittin' in
And now you think this person really is me
And I'm trying to bend the truth
But, the more I push, the more I'm pullin' away
'Cause I'm lying my way from you

(No, no turning back now)
I wanna be pushed aside
So, let me go
(No, no turning back now)
Lemme take back my life
I'd rather be all alone
(No turning back now)
Anywhere on my own
'Cause I can see
(No, no turning back now)
The very worst part of you
The very worst part of you
Is me

This isn't what I wanted to be
I never thought that what I said
Would have you running from me
Like this
This isn't what I wanted to be
I never thought that what I said
Would have you runnin' from me
Like this (like this)
This isn't what I wanted to be
I never thought that what I said
Would have you running from me
Like this (like this)
This isn't what I wanted to be
I never thought that what I said
Would have you running from me
Like this

You..
(No turning back now)
I wanna be pushed aside
So let me go,
(No, no turning back now)
Lemme take back my life
I'd rather be all alone
(No turning back now)
Anywhere on my own
'Cause I can see
(No, no turning back now)
The very worst part of you
The very worst part of you
Is me

[Jay-Z]:
Biatch!

Collision Course
Songs Dirt Off Your Shoulder/Lying from You, Big Pimpin'/Papercut, Jigga What/Faint, Numb/Encore, Izzo/In the End, Points of Authority/99 Problems/One Step Closer
People Involved Linkin Park, Jay-Z