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One Dance
Drake Lyrics


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Baby, I like your style

Grips on your waist
Front way, back way
You know that I don't play
Streets not safe
But I never run away
Even when I'm away
OT, OT, there's never much love when we go OT
I pray to make it back in one piece
I pray, I pray

That's why I need a one dance
Got a Hennessy in my hand
One more time 'fore I go
Higher powers taking a hold on me
I need a one dance
Got a Hennessy in my hand
One more time 'fore I go
Higher powers taking a hold on me

Baby, I like your style

Strength and guidance
All that I'm wishin' for my friends
Nobody makes it from my ends
I had to bust up the silence
You know you gotta stick by me
Soon as you see the text, reply me
I don't wanna spend time fighting
We've got no time

And that's why I need a one dance
Got a Hennessy in my hand
One more time 'fore I go
Higher powers taking a hold on me
I need a one dance
Got a Hennessy in my hand
One more time 'fore I go
Higher powers taking a hold on me

Got a pretty girl and she love me long time
Wine it, wine it, and she love me long time
Ooh yeah, just steady and wine up
Back up, back up, back up and wine up
Back up, back up and wine it
Girl, just back up, back up, back up and wine down
Ooh yeah, just steady and wine up
Back, up, back up and wine it, girl

Ooh, tell me
I need to know, where do you wanna go?
'Cause if you're down, I'll take it slow
Make you lose control
Where, where, where
Where, where, where, where (ooh yeah, very long time)
(Back, up, back up and wine it, girl)
'Cause if you're down (back up, back up and)
'Cause if you're down (back up, back up and)
'Cause if you're down (back up, back up and)

I need a one dance
Got a Hennessy in my hand
One more time 'fore I go
Higher powers taking a hold on me
I need a one dance
Got a Hennessy in my hand
One more time 'fore I go
Higher powers taking a hold on me

Overall Meaning

The song "One Dance" by Drake is a catchy dancehall-infused track that features lyrics about love, partying, and enjoying life. The opening lyrics "Baby, I like your style" indicate an appreciation for someone's uniqueness and individuality. The following lyrics "Grips on your waist, front way, back way" suggest physical affection and attraction.


The chorus of the song repeats the phrase "I need a one dance," which seems to imply a desire for connection and intimacy with someone. The line "Higher powers taking a hold on me" could be interpreted as a reference to the power of music to transport people and uplift their spirits.


The second verse references the importance of friendship and community, with lyrics like "Strength and guidance, all that I'm wishin' for my friends / Nobody makes it from my ends." This sense of loyalty and support comes through in the lines "You know you gotta stick by me / Soon as you see the text, reply me."


Overall, Drake's "One Dance" is a fun and upbeat song that celebrates the pleasures of life and the joy of music. Its combination of dancehall rhythms and catchy hooks have made it a favorite for fans of pop and hip-hop alike.


Line by Line Meaning

Baby, I like your style
I enjoy your demeanor and personality


Grips on your waist
I am holding onto you tightly


Front way, back way
We can do things in multiple ways


You know that I don't play
You are aware that I am not joking around


Streets not safe
The surroundings are dangerous


But I never run away
I am brave enough to face the danger head-on


Even when I'm away
Even if I am physically not present


Oti, oti, there's never much love when we go OT
There is often coldness in our interactions when we are out


I pray to make it back in one piece
I want to come back safely


I need a one dance
I require one dance


Got a Hennessy in my hand
I am holding a Hennessy drink in my hand


One more time 'fore I go
One more dance before I leave


Higher powers taking a hold on me
A force beyond my control is influencing me


Strength and guidance
I need emotional support and direction


All that I'm wishin' for my friends
I want the best for my friends


Nobody makes it from my ends
Few people succeed where I come from


I had to bust up the silence
I had to break the quietness and speak out


You know you gotta stick by me
You have to be loyal to me


Soon as you see the text, reply me
Please respond to my messages promptly


I don't wanna spend time fighting
I don't want to argue


We've got no time
We are short of time


Got a pretty girl and she love me long time
I have an attractive lady who is dedicated to me


Wine it, wine it, and she love me long time
She expresses her love for me by dancing with me


Ooh yeah, very long time
It has been a long time


Back up, back up, back up and wine it
Move backwards and dance with me


Girl, just back up, back up, back up and wine it
Lady, please dance with me


Tell me, I need to know, where do you wanna go?
Inform me, where do you want us to go?


'Cause if you're down, I'll take it slow
If you are interested, we can take things slow


Make you lose control
I will make you feel so good that you'll lose control


I need a one dance
I require one dance


Higher powers taking a hold on me
A force beyond my control is influencing me




Lyrics © Ultra Tunes, BMG Rights Management, Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Sentric Music, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: Aubrey Drake Graham, Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, Paul Anthony Jefferies, Noah Shebib, Kyla Smith, Errol Reid, Luke Reid, Corey Bruce Johnson

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