Portland
Drake Quavo & Travis Scott Lyrics


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Murda on the beat, so it's not nice

It's a Habibi's ting, ya?

Yeah, my side girl got a 5S with the screen cracked
Still hit me back right away, better not never hesitate
Don't come around thinkin' you gettin' saved
Tryna show the dogs brighter days, got a torch tryna light the way
Biting everybody which is ironic 'cause your next album probably won't ever see the light of day
Half assed but you let 'em down
But I guess that's how you nigga's gettin' down
I'm so high up I'm like, how is nigga's really gettin' down?
I could never have a kid then be out here still kiddin' around
Boys playin' around, where you really wanna take it now?
I got a hundred fifty thousand dollars for an after party and I gave it to the killas just to break it down
Bring us up, I never take us down
But if you bring me up then they might take you down
Fake fuck with me back then but it's gettin hard for you to fake it now
Fuck being rich when I'm forty, man, I'm tryna make it now

Hell nah
Never let these nigga's ride your wave
Nope, no way, nah
Never let these nigga's ride your wave
Nope, no way, nah
Park the Benz just to the ride the Wraith (Skrrt, skrrt)
Ten million dollars, gotta hide the safe (Skrrt, skrrt, oh)
Michael Phelps with the swim moves (Skrrt, skrrt, oh)
Michael Jordan with the tennis shoes (Skrrt, Skrrt)

(Quavo)
Young nigga, I invented you
Ike Turner with the left hand
Griselda Blanco with the trap moves
Gangland with the right hand
Undertaker with the tattoos
Never listen to the class rules
Switch it up would be the last move (Let's go)
I'm a magnet for bad bitches (Magnet)
You got the going out sad bitches
I spent a fifty on the chain (Racks)
You spent your last fifty (Ugh, cash)
I got the keys to the streets (Keys)
You got the key to defeat (Defeated)
I got the keys to the warzone (Brrrapt)
You got the key to the bees (Ugh)

Hell nah
Never let these nigga's ride your wave
Nope, no way, nah
Never let these nigga's ride your wave
Nope, no way, nah
Park the Benz just the ride the Wraith (Skrrt, skrrt)
Ten million dollars, gotta hide the safe

We gon' go live, we gon' go live, yep
We gon' go live, we gon' go live, yep
Gettin' loose, off Henny rock and Henny Goose
Ocean deep in my swimming pool
Throwin' dead pres in my living room
Takin' shots, feelin' bulletproof
Flood my Rollie, told my bitch, "let's go snorkelin'"
Out in Portland tryna get in her organs
No I did not sign with Jay, but I still send a Tidal wave
Yep, I might just go get the fade buy the du-rag and just tie the waves
It's lit at the crib, you could stay, me and Drake kick like Kid N' Play
The way that she servin' that cake, I gotta sit back and digest
I guess, fuck the fuck shit, I'm biased
I mix, double the cup with Nitrous
Got my momma out the basement
That's a different type of face lift
Free Mase' me about the bracelets
Don't hit us askin' what the wave is

Hell nah
Never let these nigga's ride your wave
Nope, no way, nah
Never let these nigga's ride your wave
Nope, no way, nah
Park the Benz just to the ride the Wraith (Skrrt, skrrt)
Ten million dollars, gotta hide the safe (Skrrt, skrrt, oh)
Michael Phelps with the swim moves (Skrrt, skrrt, oh)
Michael Jordan with the tennis shoes (Skrrt, Skrrt, oh)





Michael Phelps with the swim moves (Skrrt, skrrt, oh)
Michael Jordan with the tennis shoes

Overall Meaning

The song "Portland" by Drake, Quavo, and Travi$ Scott is a high-energy rap song that talks about their luxurious lifestyle and success. It's a collaboration between three of the most famous names in modern hip hop. The first few lines of the song mention the beat and an Arabic word, "Habibi," which means "my love" or "my darling." The chorus, "Never let these n*****s ride your wave," is repeated multiple times throughout the song, emphasizing the importance of individuality and not letting others diminish your success.


The middle verses talk about their wealth and accomplishments, with Drake boasting about his $150,000 after-party, which he gave to the "killas" just to break it down. He also mentions not wanting to have kids and playing games with other boys. Quavo raps about being the inventor of a young rapper, his bad boy magnetism, and him having the keys to the streets, while Travi$ Scott's verse includes drug references, money, women, and their swimming pool.


Overall, "Portland" can be interpreted as a status anthem that glorifies their fame and encourages their listeners to embrace their success and individuality, never sacrificing it for others.


Interesting facts about the song:


Interesting Facts
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Line by Line Meaning

Murda on the beat, so it's not nice
This beat is tough and deadly.


Yeah, my side girl got a 5S with the screen cracked
Even though my side girl's phone is messed up, she still responds to me promptly and doesn't hesitate.


Still hit me back right away, better not never hesitate
She immediately responds to me and doesn't second guess herself.


Don't come around thinkin' you gettin' saved
Don't expect me to rescue you.


Tryna show the dogs brighter days, got a torch tryna light the way
I'm trying to bring positivity and hope to my community.


Biting everybody which is ironic 'cause your next album probably won't ever see the light of day
You're copying others but your next work won't be successful.


Half assed but you let 'em down
You may try, but you always end up disappointing.


But I guess that's how you nigga's gettin' down
That's how you do things.


I'm so high up I'm like, how is nigga's really gettin' down?
I'm at such a high level that I wonder how others are really living.


I could never have a kid then be out here still kiddin' around
I can't have children and continue to act like a child myself.


Boys playin' around, where you really wanna take it now?
People are messing around, but how far do they actually want to take things?


I got a hundred fifty thousand dollars for an after party and I gave it to the killas just to break it down
I had a lot of money for a party and gave it to some tough people to spend.


Bring us up, I never take us down
I will always try to bring us up and never bring us down.


But if you bring me up then they might take you down
If you elevate me, others might try to bring you down.


Fake fuck with me back then but it's gettin hard for you to fake it now
People pretended to be friends with me before, but they're starting to have trouble keeping up the act.


Fuck being rich when I'm forty, man, I'm tryna make it now
I'm not interested in waiting until I'm forty to be rich, I want to be successful now.


Never let these nigga's ride your wave
Don't let others copy your style.


Park the Benz just to the ride the Wraith (Skrrt, skrrt)
I parked my Mercedes-Benz to ride my Rolls-Royce Wraith.


Ten million dollars, gotta hide the safe
I have ten million dollars and need to keep it secure.


Michael Phelps with the swim moves (Skrrt, skrrt, oh)
I'm like Michael Phelps in the way I move.


Michael Jordan with the tennis shoes (Skrrt, Skrrt)
I'm like Michael Jordan in the way I dress.


Young nigga, I invented you
I helped create you and your success.


Ike Turner with the left hand
I'm like Ike Turner in the way I control things with my left hand.


Griselda Blanco with the trap moves
I'm like Griselda Blanco in the way I make moves in the trap game.


Gangland with the right hand
I'm like a member of a gang and control things with my right hand.


Undertaker with the tattoos
I'm like the Undertaker, and have a lot of tattoos.


Never listen to the class rules
I don't follow the established rules.


Switch it up would be the last move (Let's go)
If I change things up, it will be a big move.


I'm a magnet for bad bitches (Magnet)
Girls are drawn to me, no matter how bad they are.


You got the going out sad bitches
You only attract sad girls when you go out.


I spent a fifty on the chain (Racks)
I spent twenty thousand dollars on a chain.


You spent your last fifty (Ugh, cash)
You spent your last money.


I got the keys to the streets (Keys)
I'm in control of the streets and know everything there is to know about them.


You got the key to defeat (Defeated)
You only have the key to failure.


I got the keys to the warzone (Brrrapt)
I have the knowledge to navigate a difficult or dangerous area.


You got the key to the bees (Ugh)
You only have the key to insignificant or pitiful situations.


We gon' go live, we gon' go live, yep
We're going to go live on social media.


Gettin' loose, off Henny rock and Henny Goose
I'm getting wild and drunk off Hennessy.


Ocean deep in my swimming pool
My pool is so deep it's like the ocean.


Throwin' dead pres in my living room
I'm throwing around stacks of cash in my living room.


Takin' shots, feelin' bulletproof
I'm taking shots of alcohol and feeling invincible.


Flood my Rollie, told my bitch, "let's go snorkelin'"
I'm flooding my Rolex watch with diamonds and telling my girlfriend to go snorkeling with me.


Out in Portland tryna get in her organs
I'm in Portland trying to have sex with her.


No I did not sign with Jay, but I still send a Tidal wave
Even though I didn't sign with Jay-Z, my music is still making waves on Tidal.


Yep, I might just go get the fade buy the du-rag and just tie the waves
I might go get a haircut and wear a du-rag to keep my waves in place.


It's lit at the crib, you could stay, me and Drake kick like Kid N' Play
My home is a party, and you're welcome to stay. Me and Drake are getting along well, like the duo Kid 'N Play.


The way that she servin' that cake, I gotta sit back and digest
The way that she's showing off her body is impressive and I have to take a moment to appreciate it.


I guess, fuck the fuck shit, I'm biased
I'm over all the nonsense and drama, and I have my own opinions on things.


I mix, double the cup with Nitrous
I mix my drink with nitrous oxide, a gas that causes a temporary high.


Got my momma out the basement
I got my mom out of a bad living situation.


That's a different type of face lift
It's like a whole new life for her.


Free Mase' me about the bracelets
Get me out of trouble with the law, like Mase.


Don't hit us askin' what the wave is
Don't ask us about what's currently popular, we're the ones setting the trend.




Lyrics ยฉ Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Aubrey Drake Graham, Jacques Webster, Kevin Gomringer, Quavious Keyate Marshall, Shane Lee Lindstrom, Tim Gomringer

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Portland Full Lyrics:

Murda on the beat, so it's not nice
It's a Habibi's ting, ya?
Yeah, my side girl got a 5S with the screen cracked
Still hit me back right away, better not never hesitate
Don't come around thinkin' you gettin' saved
Tryna show the dogs brighter days, got a torch tryna light the way
Biting everybody which is ironic 'cause your next album probably won't ever see the light of day
Half assed but you let 'em down
But I guess that's how you nigga's gettin' down
I'm so high up I'm like, how is nigga's really gettin' down?
I could never have a kid then be out here still kiddin' around
Boys playin' around, where you really wanna take it now?
I got a hundred fifty thousand dollars for an after party and I gave it to the killas just to break it down
Bring us up, I never take us down
But if you bring me up then they might take you down
Fake fuck with me back then but it's gettin hard for you to fake it now
Fuck being rich when I'm forty, man, I'm tryna make it now
Hell nah
Never let these nigga's ride your wave
Nope, no way, nah
Never let these nigga's ride your wave
Nope, no way, nah
Park the Benz just to the ride the Wraith (Skrrt, skrrt)
Ten million dollars, gotta hide the safe (Skrrt, skrrt, oh)
Michael Phelps with the swim moves (Skrrt, skrrt, oh)
Michael Jordan with the tennis shoes (Skrrt, Skrrt)
Young nigga, I invented you
Ike Turner with the left hand
Griselda Blanco with the trap moves
Gangland with the right hand
Undertaker with the tattoos
Never listen to the class rules
Switch it up would be the last move (Let's go)
I'm a magnet for bad bitches (Magnet)
You got the going out sad bitches
I spent a fifty on the chain (Racks)
You spent your last fifty (Ugh, cash)
I got the keys to the streets (Keys)
You got the key to defeat (Defeated)
I got the keys to the warzone (Brrrapt)
You got the key to the bees (Ugh)
Hell nah
Never let these nigga's ride your wave
Nope, no way, nah
Never let these nigga's ride your wave
Nope, no way, nah
Park the Benz just the ride the Wraith (Skrrt, skrrt)
Ten million dollars, gotta hide the safe
We gon' go live, we gon' go live, yep
We gon' go live, we gon' go live, yep
Gettin' loose, off Henny rock and Henny Goose
Ocean deep in my swimming pool
Throwin' dead pres in my living room
Takin' shots, feelin' bulletproof
Flood my Rollie, told my bitch, "let's go snorkelin'"
Out in Portland tryna get in her organs
No I did not sign with Jay, but I still send a Tidal wave
Yep, I might just go get the fade buy the du-rag and just tie the waves
It's lit at the crib, you could stay, me and Drake kick like Kid N' Play
The way that she servin' that cake, I gotta sit back and digest
I guess, fuck the fuck shit, I'm biased
I mix, double the cup with Nitrous
Got my momma out the basement
That's a different type of face lift
Free Mase' me about the bracelets
Don't hit us askin' what the wave is
Hell nah
Never let these nigga's ride your wave
Nope, no way, nah
Never let these nigga's ride your wave
Nope, no way, nah
Park the Benz just to the ride the Wraith (Skrrt, skrrt)
Ten million dollars, gotta hide the safe (Skrrt, skrrt, oh)
Michael Phelps with the swim moves (Skrrt, skrrt, oh)
Michael Jordan with the tennis shoes (Skrrt, Skrrt, oh)
Michael Phelps with the swim moves (Skrrt, skrrt, oh)
Michael Jordan with the tennis shoes



Why am i here

Murda on the beat so it's not nice
Yeah
It's a Habibis ting, ya?

[Verse 1: Drake]
Yeah, my side girl got a 5S with the screen cracked
Still hit me back right away, better not never hesitate
Don't come around thinkin' you gettin' saved
Tryna show the dogs brighter days
Got a torch, tryna light the way
Bitin' everybody, which is ironic
'Cause your next album probably won't ever see the light of day
Had fans, but you let 'em down
But I guess that's how you niggas gettin' down
I'm so high up I'm like, "How is niggas really gettin' down?"
I could never have a kid, then be out here still kiddin' round
Boys playin' around, where you really wanna take it now?
I got a 150,000 dollars for an afterparty
And I gave it to the killas just to break it down
Bring us up, I never take us down
But if you bring me up, then they might take you down
Fake fucked with me back then
But it's gettin' hard for you to fake it now
Fuck bein' rich when I'm forty, man, I'm tryna make it now
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[Chorus: Quavo]
Hell nah
Never let these niggas ride your wave
Nope, no way, nah
Never let these niggas ride your wave
Nope, no way, nah
Park the Benz just to the ride the Wraith
Skrrt skrrt
Ten million dollars, gotta hide the safe

[Post-Chorus: Quavo]
Skrrt skrrt, oh
Michael Phelps with the swim moves
Skrrt skrrt, oh
Michael Jordan with the tennis shoes

[Verse 2: Quavo]
Skrrt skrrt
Quavo, young nigga, I invented you (Ugh)
Ike Turner with the left hand (Ike)
Griselda Blanco with the trap moves (Trappin')
Gangland with the right hand (Gang)
Undertaker with the tattoos (Tats)
Never listen to the class rules (No)
Switch it up, they bit the last move (Let's go!)
I'm a magnet for bad bitches (Magnet)
You got the goin' out sad bitches (Sad)
I spent a fifty on the chain (Racks)
You spent your last fifty (Ugh, cash)
I got the keys to the streets (Keys)
You got the key to defeat (Defeated)
I got the keys to the warzone (Brrapt)
You got the key to the peace (Ugh)
[Chorus: Quavo]
Hell nah
Never let these niggas ride your wave
Nope, no way, nah
Never let these niggas ride your wave
Nope, no way, nah
Park the Benz just to ride the Wraith
Skrrt skrrt
Ten million dollars, gotta hide the safe

[Bridge: Travis Scott]
We gon' go live, we gon' go live, yep (Yeah, yeah)
We gon' go live, we gon' go live, yep (Yeah, yeah)
Gettin' loose (Yeah) off the Henny, 'Roc and a hint of Goose (Yeah)
Ocean deep in my swimmin' pool (Yeah, in my pool)

[Verse 3: Travis Scott]
Throwin' Dead Prez in my livin' room (Yeah, in my room)
Takin' shots, feelin' bulletproof
Flood my Rollie, told my bitch: "Let's go snorkelin'!" (Yeah)
Out in Portland, tryna get in her organs (Yeah)
No, I did not sign with Jay
But I still send a Tidal wave
Yeah, I might just go get the fade
Buy the du-rag and just tie the waves
Yeah, it's lit at the crib, you could stay
Me and Drake kick like Kid N' Play (Kid N' Play)
God, the way that she servin' that cake
I gotta sit back and digest (Straight up)
I guess for the fuck shit, I'm biased (Yeah)
I mix, double the cup when I stress
Got my mama out the basement (Mama)
That's a different type of face lift
Free Max B up out the bracelets (Yeah, yeah)
Don't hit us askin' what the wave is
[Chorus: Quavo]
Hell nah
Never let these niggas ride your wave
Nope, no way, nah
Never let these niggas ride your wave
Nope, no way, nah
Park the Benz just to the ride the Wraith
Skrrt skrrt
Ten million dollars, gotta hide the safe

[Post-Chorus: Quavo]
Skrrt skrrt, oh
Michael Phelps with the swim moves
Skrrt skrrt, oh
Michael Jordan with the tennis shoes
Skrrt skrrt, oh
Michael Phelps with the swim moves
Skrrt skrrt, oh
Michael Jordan with the tennis shoes



Rafael Garza

Murda on the beat, so it's not nice
It's a Habibi's ting, ya?
Yeah, my side girl got a 5S with the screen cracked
Still hit me back right away, better not never hesitate
Don't come around thinkin' you gettin' saved
Tryna show the dogs brighter days, got a torch tryna light the way
Biting everybody which is ironic 'cause your next album probably won't ever see the light of day
Half assed but you let 'em down
But I guess that's how you nigga's gettin' down
I'm so high up I'm like, how is nigga's really gettin' down?
I could never have a kid then be out here still kiddin' around
Boys playin' around, where you really wanna take it now?
I got a hundred fifty thousand dollars for an after party and I gave it to the killas just to break it down
Bring us up, I never take us down
But if you bring me up then they might take you down
Fake fuck with me back then but it's gettin hard for you to fake it now
Fuck being rich when I'm forty, man, I'm tryna make it now
Hell nah
Never let these nigga's ride your wave
Nope, no way, nah
Never let these nigga's ride your wave
Nope, no way, nah
Park the Benz just to the ride the Wraith (Skrrt, skrrt)
Ten million dollars, gotta hide the safe (Skrrt, skrrt, oh)
Michael Phelps with the swim moves (Skrrt, skrrt, oh)
Michael Jordan with the tennis shoes (Skrrt, Skrrt)
Young nigga, I invented you
Ike Turner with the left hand
Griselda Blanco with the trap moves
Gangland with the right hand
Undertaker with the tattoos
Never listen to the class rules
Switch it up would be the last move (Let's go)
I'm a magnet for bad bitches (Magnet)
You got the going out sad bitches
I spent a fifty on the chain (Racks)
You spent your last fifty (Ugh, cash)
I got the keys to the streets (Keys)
You got the key to defeat (Defeated)
I got the keys to the warzone (Brrrapt)
You got the key to the bees (Ugh)
Hell nah
Never let these nigga's ride your wave
Nope, no way, nah
Never let these nigga's ride your wave
Nope, no way, nah
Park the Benz just the ride the Wraith (Skrrt, skrrt)
Ten million dollars, gotta hide the safe
We gon' go live, we gon' go live, yep
We gon' go live, we gon' go live, yep
Gettin' loose, off Henny rock and Henny Goose
Ocean deep in my swimming pool
Throwin' dead pres in my living room
Takin' shots, feelin' bulletproof
Flood my Rollie, told my bitch, "let's go snorkelin'"
Out in Portland tryna get in her organs
No I did not sign with Jay, but I still send a Tidal wave
Yep, I might just go get the fade buy the du-rag and just tie the waves
It's lit at the crib, you could stay, me and Drake kick like Kid N' Play
The way that she servin' that cake, I gotta sit back and digest
I guess, fuck the fuck shit, I'm biased
I mix, double the cup with Nitrous
Got my momma out the basement
That's a different type of face lift
Free Mase' me about the bracelets



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Brandon Davis

Notice how every song with a flute is a banger

Kerem Piskin

Tru

Khali$

Fax

Cheehee 808

All flute songs are bangers, these are facts

John Mercado

Mask Off, Freaky, Flute Song, and this.

Bernardo Silva

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TouSixx

This is such a underrated song by Drake

CSE 48 Sachin Patel

I don't want it to e famous cuz it's f
Good 4 me ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜…

Aintnofuckingway

??? No itโ€™s not

UnknownUser

@CSE 48 Sachin Patel based

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