Chain Smoker
Chance the Rapper Lyrics


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Still a chain smoking
Name dropping
Good looking
Muh' fucking
Motha, shut your mouth
Still a chain smoking
Name dropping
Good looking
Muh' fucking
Motha, shut your mouth
Brain broken
Frank Ocean listening
Stain hitting, satin woodgrain gripping
Paint dripping
Motha, shut your mouth

Somebody pray for the god, oh lord
I wonder what Michael's on
Son jammin' to his shit
Rappin' trappin' trippin' 'cid
And sniffing glue and chewing Vicodin
Shoulda died- yelling YOLO was a lie
And you a liar wonder why you wanna die so young
You and I look just alike
And I'm afraid that this one right here
Might be last time that I write a song
Lot of niggas wanna go out with a bang
But I ain't tryna go out at all
So I ain't tryna go out at all
Got a lot of ideas still to throw out the door
Last chance joint gotta be a dance joint
From an introspective drugged out standpoint
Throw bands joint, wanna hold hands joint
Old school for my own old man joint

Still a chain smoking
Name dropping
Good looking
Muh' fucking
Motha, shut your mouth
Brain broken
Frank Ocean listening
Stain hitting, satin woodgrain gripping
Paint dripping
Motha, shut your mouth

This part right here, right now
Right here, this part my shit
I play this so loud in the car
I forget to park my whip
I lean back, then spark my shit
I turn up, I talk my shit
Hope you love all of my shit
I hope you love all of my shit (Igh)

Why toss my filter when she saved my life?
The same shit that kills us, always taste so right
That's why I pray to the dear lord
God know who he be
Truth be told he juiced me
Introduced me to the lucy leaf
Oh oh oh, I seen the light, I lost my lighter
Bic flick, kick the habit and the bucket, fuck your supplier
Lies, Levis on fire
Flyer on the wall I'm brighter
In the darkness of the night
In the sky I get higher, higher

Still a chain smoking
Name dropping
Good looking
Muh' fucking
Motha, shut your mouth
Brain broken
Frank Ocean listening
Stain hitting, satin woodgrain gripping
Paint dripping
Motha, shut your mouth

This part right here, right now
Right here, this part my shit
I play this so loud in the car
I forget to park my whip
I lean back, then spark my shit
I turn up, I talk my shit
Hope you love all of my shit
I hope you love all of my shit (Igh)

Still a chain smoking
Name dropping
Good looking
Muh' fucking
Motha, shut your mouth
Brain broken
Frank Ocean listening
Stain hitting, satin woodgrain gripping




Paint dripping
Motha, shut your mouth

Overall Meaning

In "Chain Smoker," Chance the Rapper describes his struggle with addiction and his fear of dying young. He repeats the phrase "Still a chain smoking, name dropping, good looking, muh' f**king mothaf**ka, shut your mouth" throughout the song, suggesting that he is still the same person despite his personal struggles. He describes himself as having a broken brain, listening to Frank Ocean, and indulging in various vices like sniffing glue and chewing Vicodin. He references Michael Jackson and his son, noting that he hopes his music will live on beyond his own lifetime. The song ends with Chance trying to quit smoking, while also contemplating the allure of addiction and the possibility of ending up like other ill-fated musicians.


Line by Line Meaning

Still a chain smoking
Despite attempts to quit smoking, I am still drawn to the habit and continuously indulge in it.


Name dropping
I enjoy mentioning famous individuals I've met or worked with to boost my own image and impress others.


Good looking
I know that I am physically attractive and use it to my advantage in various situations.


Muh' fucking
An expression of confidence or emphasis, often used in conversation or music lyrics.


Motha, shut your mouth
A dismissive command telling someone, usually a woman, to stop talking or complaining.


Brain broken
My mental state is in turmoil, possibly due to substance abuse, life events, or psychological issues.


Frank Ocean listening
A reference to listening to the music of Frank Ocean, who is known for emotionally charged and introspective songs.


Stain hitting, satin woodgrain gripping
A description of drug use, specifically hitting the stain or smoking a substance, while also indulging in luxurious surroundings.


Paint dripping
A reference to the creation of visual art, likely in a messy or unrestrained manner.


Somebody pray for the god, oh lord
A plea for help or support, potentially due to feelings of despair or self-destructive behavior.


I wonder what Michael's on
A reference to the late musician Michael Jackson and his rumored drug use, possibly questioning the effects of substance abuse on creativity and artistry.


Son jammin' to his shit
A description of someone enjoying Michael Jackson's music, possibly indicating admiration or influence on the artist's own music.


Rappin' trappin' trippin' 'cid
A reference to drug use, likely involving the hallucinogenic drug LSD, and its influence on creativity and artistic expression.


And sniffing glue and chewing Vicodin
Additional references to drug use, highlighting the singer's reckless behavior and disregard for their own health.


Shoulda died- yelling YOLO was a lie
A commentary on the phrase 'YOLO' (You Only Live Once) and its potentially dangerous implications, acknowledging that the singer's reckless behavior could have resulted in their death.


And you a liar wonder why you wanna die so young
Addressing someone who has lied or deceived the artist, questioning why they would engage in dangerous behavior that could result in an early death.


You and I look just alike
Suggesting that the artist and the person they are addressing share similarities, potentially referring to personality traits or destructive behavior.


And I'm afraid that this one right here
Expressing fear or anxiety about a particular situation or event.


Might be last time that I write a song
Acknowledging the possibility of death, potentially from their own reckless behavior, and how it could impact their artistic output.


Lot of niggas wanna go out with a bang
Commenting on the desire for some individuals to seek a dramatic, attention-grabbing end to their life or career.


But I ain't tryna go out at all
Rejecting the idea of seeking out a dramatic or destructive end to one's life or career.


So I ain't tryna go out at all
Reiterating the rejection of destructive behavior and acknowledging the importance of self-preservation and longevity.


Got a lot of ideas still to throw out the door
Expressing a desire to continue creating and producing new ideas and projects despite potential risks or obstacles.


Last chance joint gotta be a dance joint
Referring to the importance of creating a final project that is upbeat, energetic, and potentially commercially successful.


From an introspective drugged out standpoint
Highlighting the influence of drug use on the singer's creative process and output, which may involve introspection and self-reflection.


Throw bands joint, wanna hold hands joint
Describing a new project or song that is both energetic and romantic, potentially appealing to a wide audience.


Old school for my own old man joint
Creating a throwback or vintage sound as an homage to the singer's own father, potentially indicating a desire to create a more timeless or classic sound.


This part right here, right now
Highlighting a specific moment or section of the song, which could be particularly impactful or memorable.


Right here, this part my shit
Acknowledging that the highlighted section of the song is a personal favorite or a moment that the artist is particularly proud of.


I play this so loud in the car
Describing how the singer enjoys listening to their own music, even to the point of blaring it loudly in their car.


I forget to park my whip
Suggesting that the singer is so focused on enjoying their music that they forget their physical surroundings or responsibilities.


I lean back, then spark my shit
Describing the process of smoking marijuana or using drugs, which the artist continues to indulge in despite the potential risks and consequences.


I turn up, I talk my shit
Reiterating the artist's confidence and self-assuredness, possibly in relation to their music or life in general.


Hope you love all of my shit
Expressing a desire for listeners to appreciate and enjoy the artist's music or creative output.


Why toss my filter when she saved my life?
Reflecting on the importance of a cigarette filter in preventing harmful substances from entering the smoker's lungs, and questioning why the singer continues to smoke despite this.


The same shit that kills us, always taste so right
Acknowledging the addictive nature of harmful substances, which can be physically and emotionally damaging while also providing a temporary sense of pleasure or relief.


That's why I pray to the dear lord
Highlighting the singer's religious beliefs or practices, potentially suggesting a desire for redemption or guidance.


God know who he be
Expressing a belief in a higher power or God and acknowledging their role in the singer's life and behavior.


Truth be told he juiced me
Suggesting that God or a higher power has influenced the singer's behavior or thought patterns in some way.


Introduced me to the lucy leaf
Describing how the artist was introduced to marijuana or other drugs, potentially by someone they believe was influenced by God or destiny.


Oh oh oh, I seen the light, I lost my lighter
Describing a moment of clarity or realization, potentially related to drug use, and then humorously reflecting on losing a lighter.


Bic flick, kick the habit and the bucket, fuck your supplier
A play on words referencing using a Bic lighter, kicking a drug habit, and dying. Also expressing frustration and anger towards drug dealers and suppliers.


Lies, Levis on fire
Suggesting that the singer is on fire in the sense of being at their creative peak or driven to create, while also referencing the brand Levi's and potentially indicating a desire for material wealth or success.


Flyer on the wall I'm brighter
Describing the artist's heightened awareness and insight, potentially related to drug use or other life experiences.


In the darkness of the night
Creating a dark or ominous atmosphere, potentially relating to themes of substance abuse, depression, or other destructive behaviors.


In the sky I get higher, higher
A play on words referencing drug use and also creating a sense of liberation or transcendence through music or creativity.




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: NATE NATHAN FOX, CHANCELOR BENNETT, FELIX PAPPALARDI, LESLIE WEINSTEIN, NORMAN LANDSBERG, JOHN VENTURA

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@vibereds

I miss the days when I first discovered acid rap and chance. It's all very nostalgic for me

@megamixa

VibeRed$ I miss the feeling I got when I first heard it. Still feels good to listen to it, but that first few play throughs was an amazing feeling.

@TonyThePunker

+VibeRed$ I dead ass put my bong down to get up and start dancing the first time I heard acid rap

@spaceshipkhan

I did my second dose of acid when I first heard this album and after paranoia came on he bacame one of my favorite artists I feel nostalgic everytime I hear any song from this album love chance and love all yall have a great life yall :)

@CudderMC

+VibeRed$ saba you good bro fire ass tape

@otissweatpants

+VibeRed$ I relate to this comment so well

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@veronicabradley2191

There will never be another acid rap.

@DustinTimberlake

+Veronica Bradley acid rap 2?

@lexm0

+DustyBunnies There is an acid rap 2 coming this summer supposedly

@boogatikasino9978

How? He just dropped coloring book

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