Who Sang Bring Me Down? Kanye West feat. Brandy

Brandy Late Registration cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2005-8-29
Genre: Hip Hop Pop
Style: Pop Rap/Conscious
length: 3:19
producer: Jon Brion and Kanye West
guest performer: Brandy
double bass: Francis Senger, Denise Briese and Jason Torreano
mixer: Craig Bauer
recording engineer: Anthony Kilhoffer
violin: Audrey Solomon, Susan Chatman, Julie Rogers, Amy Wickman, Marisa Kuney, Terry Glenny, Alyssa Park, Victoria Lanier, Daphne Chen and Eric Gorfain
viola: David Sage, Marda Todd, Tom Tally and Piotr Jandula
French horn: Brad Warnaar and Richard Todd
cello: Armen Ksajikian, Victor Lawrence, Matthew Cooker and Richard Dodd
trombone: Steve Holtman and Andy Martin
additional recording engineer: Tom Biller
bass trombone: Bruce Otto
trumpet & flugelhorn: Dan Fornero
flugelhorn & trumpet: Gary Grant
brass arranger & strings arranger: Jon Brion
assistant engineer: Ryan Neuschafer, Nate Connelly, Mike Mo, Richard Reitz, Matt Green and James Aurwarter
Some other versions of "Bring Me Down"

Lyrics
[Chorus: Brandy]
I always knew that one day
They'd try to bring me down
Wow, one day, they tried to bring me down
Always knew that one day, they'd try to bring me down
Down, way down

[Kanye]
We goin' last today, we have to pray
Besides what the pastor say, I have to say
Since Pac passed away
Most you rappers don't even deserve a track from me
You see, if you ever wanted to ever be anything
There'd always be somebody that shoot down any dream
There'll always be haters, that's the way it is
Hater *****s marry hater *****es and have hater kids
But they goin' have to take my life 'fore they take my drive
Cause when I was barely living, that's what kept me alive
Just the thought that maybe it could be better than what we at at this time
Make it out of this grind, 'fore I'm out of my mind
And get some lee way on the he say she say
You girl don't like me, how long has she been gay
Spanish girls say "No able ingle"
And everybody want to run to me for their SINGLE
It's funny how these wack *****s need my help
Wasn't around when I couldn't feed myself
Dog, If I was you, I wouldn't feel myself
Dog, If I was you, I'd kill myself
Made a mill myself, and I'm still myself
And I'ma look in the mirror if I need some help
Ask me from the heart, y'all all fronting
Everybody feel a way about K but at least y'all feel something

[Brandy]
Why you come here, I bet it only it was forget to get ya
What kind of dream we found, see I'm often at your cross way
Forgetting it was that heaven let ya. They tried to bring me down

[Chorus: x5]

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Wake Up Mr. West
  • 2 Heard 'em Say
  • 3 Touch the Sky
  • 4 Gold Digger
  • 5 Can't Afford No Gas (skit)
  • 6 Drive Slow
  • 7 My Way Home
  • 8 Crack Music
  • 9 Roses
  • 10 Bring Me Down
  • 11 Addiction
  • 12 We Broke (skit)
  • 13 Diamonds From Sierra Leone (remix)
  • 14 We Major
  • 15 Years Ago (skit)
  • 16 Hey Mama
  • 17 Celebration
  • 18 Imposter (skit)
  • 19 Gone
  • 20 Diamonds From Sierra Leone
  • 21 We Can Make It Better
  • 22 Late

  • Release information
    label: Roc‐A‐Fella Records
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: CD
    barcode: 602498851531
    script: Latin