Love Lockdown who sings it better Kanye or James VIII

Love Lockdown James VIII Kanye West

Love Lockdown the meaning Kanye West song

Love Lockdown” is a song by American hip hop artist Kanye West, released September 18, 2008 as the lead single of his studio album 808s & Heartbreak. Written and produced by West and musician Jeff Bhasker, it was premiered by West at the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards prior to its release as a single. Primarily a minimal pop and R&B song, “Love Lockdown” contains elements of synthpop and electronic music, and is characterized by the Roland TR-808 drum machine and auto-tune vocals sung by West.

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Despite being a drastic departure from his previous work, the song was well received by critics, and was frequently cited as a highlight of the album. Time magazine critic Josh Tyrangiel named “Love Lockdown” the best song of 2008. The single was also successful commercially, as it managed to debut at number three on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and has since sold over three million copies in the United States.

Love Lockdown James VIII Version Performed on American Idol

Kanye West Original Version 2008


“Love Lockdown” The Lyrics

[Verse:]
I’m not loving you, the way I wanted to
What I had to do, had to run from you
I’m in love with you but the vibe is wrong
And that haunted me, all the way home
So you never know, never never know,
Never know enough, ’til it’s over love
‘Til we lose control, system overload
Screamin’ “No! No! No! N-No!”
I’m not loving you, the way I wanted to
See I wanna move, but can’t escape from you
So I keep it low, keep a secret code
So everybody else don’t have to know[Chorus:]
So keep your love locked down
Your love locked down
Keepin’ your love locked down
Your love locked down
Now keep your love locked down
Your love locked down
Now keep your love locked down
You lose[Verse:]
I’m not lovin’ you the way I wanted to
I can’t keep my cool, so I keep it true
I got somethin to lose, so I gotta move
I can’t keep myself, and still keep you too
So I keep in mind, when I’m on my own
Somewhere far from home, in the danger zone
How many times did I tell ya fo it finally got through
You lose, you lose
I’m not lovin’ you, the way I wanted to
See I had to go, see I had to move
No more wastin’ time, you can’t wait for life
We’re just wastin’ time, where’s the finish line

[Chorus:]
So keep your love locked down
Your love locked down
Keepin’ your love locked down
Your love locked down
Now keep your love locked down
Your love locked down
Now keep your love locked down
You lose

[Verse:]
I’m not lovin you, the way I wanted to
I bet no one knew, I got no one new
I know I said I’m through, but got love for you
But I’m not lovin’ you, the way I wanted to
Gotta keep it goin’, keep the lovin’ goin’
Keep it on a roll, only God knows
If I be with you, baby I’m confused
You choose, you choose
I’m not lovin’ you, the way I wanted to
Where I wanna go, I don’t need you
I’ve been down this road, too many times before
I’m not lovin’ you, the way I wanted to

[Chorus:]
So keep your love locked down
Your love locked down
Keepin’ your love locked down
Your love locked down
Now keep your love locked down
Your love locked down
Now keep your love locked down
You lose, you lose
You lose, you lose
You lose

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