Airplanes Pt. 2
Lyrics B.o.B

Featuring: Hayley Williams & Eminem

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[Hook - Hayley Williams]
Can we pretend that airplanes in the night sky are like shooting stars?
I could really use a wish right now, wish right now, wish right now
Can we pretend that airplanes in the night sky are like shooting stars?
I could really use a wish right now, wish right now, wish right now

[Bridge 1]
Dreaming
(Oh oh oh oh)
Of falling (mmm mmm mmm mmm)
Dreaming (ooh oh oh oh)

[Verse 1 - B.o.B]
Yeah, yo, let's pretend like it's '98
Like I'm eatin' lunch off of Styrofoam trays
Trying to be the next rapper coming out the A (A-Town)
Hoping for a record deal to ignore my pain (ya)
Yeah, now let's pretend like I'm on the stage
And when my beat drops everybody goes insane (woo)
Okay, and everybody know my name (Bob)
And everywhere I go people want to hear me sing (oh)
Oh yeah, and I just dropped my new album
On the first week I did 500 thousand
Gold in the spring, and diamond in the fall
And then a world tour just to top it all off
And let's pretend like they call me the greatest
Selling out arenas with big ass stages
And everybody loved me and no one ever hated
Let's try to use imagination

[Hook]
Can we pretend that airplanes in the night sky are like shooting stars?
I could really use a wish right now, wish right now, wish right now
Can we pretend that airplanes in the night sky are like shooting stars?
I could really use a wish right now, wish right now, wish right now

[Verse 2 - B.o.B]
Okay, let's pretend like this never happened (never)
Like I never had dreams of being a rapper (rapper)
Like I didn't write raps up in all of my classes
Like I never used to run away into the blackness
Now, let's pretend like it was all good (good)
Like I didn't live staring in the notebook (notebook)
Like I did the things that I probably knew I should
But I ain't have neighbors, that's why they call it hood
Yo, now let's pretend like I ain't got a name
Before they ever called me B.o.B or A.K.A. Bobby Ray
I'm talking back before the mixtapes
Before the videos and the deals and the fame
Before they ever once compared me to Andre (3000)
Before I ever got on MySpace
Before they ever noticed my face
So let's just pretend, and make wishes out of airplanes

[Hook]
Can we pretend that airplanes in the night sky are like shooting stars?
I could really use a wish right now, wish right now, wish right now
Can we pretend that airplanes in the night sky are like shooting stars?
I could really use a wish right now, wish right now, wish right now

[Bridge 2]
And it seems like yesterday, it was just a dream
But those days are gone (gone, gone), they're just memories (oh, oh)
And it seems like yesterday, it was just a dream
But those days are gone (gone, gone)

[Verse 3 - Eminem]
Let's pretend Marshall Mathers never picked up a pen
Let's pretend things would've been no different
Pretend he procrastinated, had no motivation
Pretend he just made excuses that were so paper thin
They could blow away with the wind,
"Marshall you're never gonna make it
Makes no sense to play the game, there ain't no way that you'll win"
Pretend he just stayed outside all day and played with his friends
Pretend he even had a friend to say was his friend
And it wasn't time to move and schools weren't changing again
He wasn't socially awkward and just strange as a kid
He had a father and his mother wasn't crazy as sh*t
And he never dreamed he could rip stadiums and just lazy as sh*t
F*ck a talent show in the gymnasium b*tch
"You won't amount to sh*t, quit daydreaming kid
You need to get your cranium checked
You're thinking like an alien, it just ain't realistic"
Now pretend they ain't just make him angry with this sh*t
And there was no one he could even aim when he's pissed at
And his alarm went off to wake him but he didn't make it to the Rap Olympics
Left to his plane and he missed it
He's gon' have a hard time explaining to Hailie and Lainey
These food stamps and this WIC sh*t
Cause he never risked sh*t, he hoped and he wished it
But it didn't fall in his lap so he ain't even here, he pretends that

[Hook]
Can we pretend that airplanes in the night sky are like shooting stars?
I could really use a wish right now, wish right now, wish right now
Can we pretend that airplanes in the night sky are like shooting stars?
I could really use a wish right now, wish right now, wish right now

Song facts

"Airplanes, Part 2" is the continuation of the song "Airplanes" and has two new verses by B.o.B. The song also features Eminem as well as Hayley Williams. The song was produced by Alex Da Kid with additional production added by Eminem. Alex da Kid said that the beat for "Airplanes Part II" was the original beat for the song. In the song, Eminem and B.o.B wonder what would happen if they had not pursued musical careers. B.o.B posted the song on his official Twitter account, claiming he wanted the song to leak from him since the other songs of his album were leaking.

When asked how he got to collaborate with Eminem, B.o.B stated: "Paul Rosenberg played him the Cloud 9 mixtape and it kind of gave him an idea of what my music sounds like. Eventually he started playing Eminem more of my stuff and was keeping him updated on my progress and eventually he wanted to get in the studio with me, so that was a gift."

B.o.B, Eminem, and Keyshia Cole (filling in for Hayley Williams) performed the song at the 2010 BET Awards on June 27, 2010 in a medley with Eminem's "Not Afraid".

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