T.I. Duets with Pink on Bittersweet Track ‘Guns and Roses’
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On the song, which was produced by T-Minus, T.I. spits an honest portrait of the difficulties that come with a tumultuous relationship that has reached it’s boiling point. “Between being with them forever, leaving them never / But it seems like you argue and fight over whatever / Maybe we can leave and find someone better / Even though you know you never known none better,” he spits.
Pink sings the heartbreaking chorus that goes, “Should have known it from the start it was already over / We were just too dumb to notice / And we’d pray but even love couldn’t save us / We’d wake up on a bed of guns and roses.”
The production may sound a little familiar as producer T-Minus updates the classic hip-hop breakbeat ‘Ashley’s Roachclip‘ by The Soul Searches — used famously on Eric B. & Rakim’s ‘Paid in Full’ — with a harder beat and orchestral strings.
‘Guns and Roses’ has all the hallmarks to do well on pop radio — thoughtful lyrics, Pink on the chorus and a catchy (and familiar) drum beat that should get heads nodding.
T.I.’s ‘Trouble Man: Heavy Is the Head’ will arrive in stores on Tuesday (Dec. 18).