Jonah
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[Chorus: Vory]
Like who’s here when I need a shoulder to lean on?
I hope you’re here when I need the demons to be gone
And it’s not fair that I had to fight ’em all on my own
Like who’s here when I need a shoulder to lean on?
I hope you’re here when I need the demons to be gone
And it’s not fair that I had to fight ’em all on my own

[Verse 1: Vory]
Hard to keep my focus on what matters
Mandem hit my line like, “Some **** just got hit up on your block”
You can rest assured it’s not us
‘Cause we been out the wavе catchin’ waves
They say, “We ain’t seen you on thе block”
‘Cause I been out the way
Chasin’ millions in my sleep, I found the better way
Somewhere on an island, let me kick it, this my getaway
I pour up a drink for all my **** who ain’t see the day
Tryna finish this with who I started with
Way too many fallen soldiers, no, I can’t forgot
Hope they got headphones up in Heaven
You can vibe out and just hear this ****
It’s just certain **** you can’t forget

[Chorus: Vory]
Like who’s here when I need a shoulder to lean on?
I hope you’re here when I need the demons to be gone
And it’s not fair that I had to fight ’em all on my own
Like who’s here when I need a shoulder to lean on?
I hope you’re here when I need the demons to be gone
And it’s not fair that I had to fight ’em all on my own

[Verse 2: Lil Durk]
Kanye and Jay still brothers, they both billionaires
And we ain’t see it, I lost my brother when we was millionaires
I wasn’t scared to die, but him, that was my biggest fear
I got your son and your daughter like you still here
Know how it feel to lose a brother, we got a bond still
Twenty-six years, pops got out to see his son killed
And I don’t give a **** if I hang with a Crip, I see blood still
I can be the cleanest millionaire, I’m from the mud still
Died with his chain on, I call it blood diamonds
It’s to the point I drop my own lo’ so they could find us
And it’s been months and they still haven’t
Kanye did it for the city, he co-signed

[Chorus: Vory]
Like who’s here when I need a shoulder to lean on?
I hope you’re here when I need the demons to be gone
And it’s not fair that I had to fight ’em all on my own

[Verse 3: Kanye West]
Smoke a opp pack ain’t funny like that
It get ugly like that, can’t get no money like that
Holy Father, please, let me step in
Can’t talk to buddy like that, it get bloody like that
Whole lotta steppers and they steppin’
And they sunny like that
And they comin’ right back
And when you on tour, bet you check-in
‘Cause my guys back to work, it’s a Monday like that
And when you text, change the beginnin’ of every word
You will speak to me with only no cap
Me and your big homie go back
And homie don’t rap, you don’t know me like that

[Chorus: Vory]
Like who’s here when I need a shoulder to lean on?
I hope you’re here when I need the demons to be gone
And it’s not fair that I had to fight ’em all on my own
Like who’s here when I need a shoulder to lean on?
I hope you’re here when I need the demons to be gone
And it’s not fair that I had to fight ’em all on my own

[Outro: Vory]
Like who’s here when I need a shoulder to lean on?
I hope you’re here when I need the demons to be gone
And it’s not fair that I had to fight ’em all on my own
Like who’s here when I need a shoulder to lean on?
I hope you’re here when I need the demons to be gone
And it’s not fair that I had to fight ’em all on my own“Jonah” features Houston singer Vory and Chicago rapper Lil Durk, marking their first collaborations with Kanye, along with additional background vocals from Kanye’s frequent collaborator Ty Dolla $ign.The track is a tribute to Jonah Ware, an independent artist in Louisville who was shot and killed on August 8, 2020.
The song’s melancholy chorus sees Vory lamenting feelings of isolation and loneliness, expressing despair in fighting his metaphorical “demons” without the support of his significant other, which is similar to the feeling of betrayal, and resulting pain and trauma, stemming from his divorce from Kim Kardashian, expressed by Kanye on the song “Never Abandon Your Family”.A snippet of the song surfaced on December 5, 2020, as a solo Vory song. The song was later given to Kanye for DONDA and played at the Atlanta listening party on July 22, 2021, with a Lil Durk feature and no Kanye vocals.In October 2020, Kanye and Durk sparked collaboration rumours after being spotted together in Atlanta.

Kanye and Durk in Atlanta, Georgia on October, 1 2020

Following this meeting, in January 2021, Durk paid homage to Kanye in the music video for the song “Kanye Krazy,” which featured the Chicago native recreating some of Ye’s most iconic moments.While Durk initially claimed to have missed out on collaborating with Kanye on DONDA, he later clarified that this was a joke, as further evidenced by his feature on this track.
The exchange that lead many to believe that Durk would not be featured on DONDA, as reported by DJ Akademiks

This track marks Kanye West’s first collaboration with Lil Durk, but Durk named his January 2021 track, “Kanye Krazy,” after Kanye. Vory appears three more times on Donda on the tracks “God Breathed,” “24,” and “No Child Left Behind.” “Jonah” also marks Durk and Vory’s first time working together.

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