Fake Love
Drake Lyrics


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Yeah

Yeah

I've been down so long it look like up to me
They look up to me
I got fake people showin' fake love to me
Straight up to my face, straight up to my face
I've been down so long it look like up to me
They look up to me
I got fake people showin' fake love to me
Straight up to my face, straight up to my face

Somethin' ain't right when we talkin'
Somethin' ain't right when we talkin'
Look like you hidin' your problems
Really you never was solid
No you can't son me, you won't ever get to run me
Just when shit look, outta reach, I reach back like one, three
Like one, three, yeah

That's when they smile in my face
Whole time they wanna take my place
Whole time they wanna take my place
Whole time they wanna take my place
Yeah, I know they wanna take my place
I can tell that love is fake
I don't trust a word you say
How you wanna click up after your mistakes?
Look you in the face and it's just not the same

I've been down so long it look like up to me
They look up to me
I got fake people showin' fake love to me
Straight up to my face, straight up to my face
I've been down so long it look like up to me
They look up to me
I got fake people showin' fake love to me
Straight up to my face, straight up to my face

Yeah, straight up to my face, tryna play it safe
Vibe switch like night and day, I can see ya like right away
I came up, you changed up, I caught that whole play
Since then, it's never been the same

That's when they smile in my face
Whole time they wanna take my place
Whole time they wanna take my place
Whole time they wanna take my place
Yeah, I know they wanna take my place
I can tell that love is fake
(I can tell that love is fake)
I don't trust a word you say
(I don't trust a word)
How you wanna click up after your mistakes?
(That's just what I heard)
Look you in the face and it's just not the same

I've been down so long it look like up to me
They look up to me
I got fake people showin' fake love to me
Straight up to my face, straight up to my face
I've been down so long it look like up to me
They look up to me




I got fake people showin' fake love to me
Straight up to my face, straight up to my face (skrrt)

Overall Meaning

In Drake's "Fake Love," he expresses his frustration with people who show fake love and only come around when he's successful. He reflects on his past struggles and how those who are now showing him love were not there for him during the difficult times. The lyrics "I've been down so long it look like up to me" suggest that Drake has been through a lot of hardships, and now that he is successful, many people have come into his life with the intentions of using him. He sees through their lies and knows that their love is not genuine.


Drake also touches on the theme of betrayal, stating "I can tell that love is fake, I don't trust a word you say, how you wanna click up after your mistakes?" He references the fact that some people only want to be around him when things are going well, and they want to forget the mistakes they made in the past. However, Drake is not willing to forgive and forget so easily.


Overall, "Fake Love" is a reflection of Drake's journey to fame and how it has affected his relationships with those around him. He seeks genuine connections and despises those who only come around for personal gain.


Line by Line Meaning

Yeah
Expression of agreement and acknowledgement.


I've been down so long it look like up to me
I have been through so many hardships that anything slightly better can seem like a huge success.


They look up to me
People respect and admire me for my apparent success and achievements.


I got fake people showin' fake love to me
People who claim to love and support me are in fact only pretending for personal gain.


Straight up to my face, straight up to my face
People are openly dishonest and insincere to my face without any shame or remorse.


Somethin' ain't right when we talkin'
The conversation is not going well or there is an underlying tension when we communicate.


Look like you hidin' your problems
It appears that you are trying to mask or conceal your issues.


Really you never was solid
You were never truly reliable, dependable or trustworthy.


No you can't son me, you won't ever get to run me
You cannot manipulate, dominate or control me as I am in charge of my own life and decisions.


Just when shit look, outta reach, I reach back like one, three
Even when things seem impossible or difficult, I always manage to turn things around and come out on top.


That's when they smile in my face
People pretend to be friendly and supportive towards me.


Whole time they wanna take my place
However, they are secretly envious and want to be in my shoes or take what I have worked for.


I can tell that love is fake
I can sense that the affection and loyalty people claim to have for me is not genuine.


I don't trust a word you say
I have lost faith in your ability to be honest or sincere with me.


How you wanna click up after your mistakes?
After betraying or hurting me, how do you expect me to trust and partner with you again?


Look you in the face and it's just not the same
I can see that things have changed and our relationship is not what it used to be.


Yeah, straight up to my face, tryna play it safe
People are playing it safe and avoiding confrontation by being insincere and pretending to care.


Vibe switch like night and day, I can see ya like right away
People's moods and behaviour change unpredictably and it is clear to me that they are fake.


I came up, you changed up, I caught that whole play
I have succeeded and made progress, and it is evident that you have changed and are not genuine.


Since then, it's never been the same
Our relationship or dynamic has shifted and has not been as authentic and trustworthy since my success.


I've been down so long it look like up to me
I have been through so many hardships that anything slightly better can seem like a huge success.


They look up to me
People respect and admire me for my apparent success and achievements.


I got fake people showin' fake love to me
People who claim to love and support me are in fact only pretending for personal gain.


Straight up to my face, straight up to my face (skrrt)
People are openly dishonest and insincere to my face without any shame or remorse.




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, CONCORD MUSIC PUBLISHING LLC, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, WORDS & MUSIC A DIV OF BIG DEAL MUSIC LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Leon Huff, Gene McFadden, John Whitehead, Adam King Feeney, Aubrey Drake Graham, Brittany Tali Hazzard, Anderson Hernandez

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Lyrics

[Chorus]
I've been down so long, it look like up to me
They look up to me
I got fake people showing fake love to me
Straight up to my face, straight up to my face
I've been down so long, it look like up to me
They look up to me
I got fake people showing fake love to me
Straight up to my face, straight up to my face

[Verse 1]
Something ain't right when we talking
Something ain't right when we talking
Look like you hiding your problems
Really you never was solid
No, you can't "son" me
You won't never get to run me
Just when shit look out of reach
I reach back like one, three
Like one, three, yeah

[Pre-Chorus]
That's when they smile in my face
Whole time they wanna take my place
Whole time they wanna take my place
Whole time they wanna take my place
Yeah, I know they wanna take my place
I can tell that love is fake
I don't trust a word you say
How you wanna clique up after your mistakes?
Look you in the face, and it's just not the same

[Chorus]
I've been down so long, it look like up to me
They look up to me
I got fake people showing fake love to me
Straight up to my face, straight up to my face
I've been down so long, it look like up to me
They look up to me
I got fake people showing fake love to me
Straight up to my face, straight up to my face

[Verse 2]
Yeah, straight up to my face, tryna play it safe
Vibe switch like night and day
I can see it, like, right away
I came up, you changed up
I caught that whole play
Since, things never been the same

[Pre-Chorus]
That's when they smile in my face
Whole time they wanna take my place
Whole time they wanna take my place
Whole time they wanna take my place
Yeah, I know they wanna take my place
I can tell that love is fake (I can tell that love is fake)
I don't trust a word you say (I don't trust a word)
How you wanna clique up after your mistakes?
(That's just what I heard)
Look you in the face, and it's just not the same

[Chorus]
I've been down so long, it look like up to me
They look up to me
I got fake people showing fake love to me
Straight up to my face, straight up to my face
I've been down so long, it look like up to me
They look up to me
I got fake people showing fake love to me
Straight up to my face, straight up to my face

[Outro]
Skrrt
And more chune for your headtop
So watch how you speak on my name, you know?



Yt_Blurツ

Yeah
Yeah
I've been down so long it look like up to me
They look up to me
I got fake people showin' fake love to me
Straight up to my face, straight up to my face
I've been down so long it look like up to me
They look up to me
I got fake people showin' fake love to me
Straight up to my face, straight up to my face
Somethin' ain't right when we talkin'
Somethin' ain't right when we talkin'
Look like you hidin' your problems
Really you never was solid
No you can't son me, you won't ever get to run me
Just when shit look, outta reach, I reach back like one, three
Like one, three, yeah
That's when they smile in my face
Whole time they wanna take my place
Whole time they wanna take my place
Whole time they wanna take my place
Yeah, I know they wanna take my place
I can tell that love is fake
I don't trust a word you say
How you wanna click up after your mistakes?
Look you in the face and it's just not the same
I've been down so long it look like up to me
They look up to me
I got fake people showin' fake love to me
Straight up to my face, straight up to my face
I've been down so long it look like up to me
They look up to me
I got fake people showin' fake love to me
Straight up to my face, straight up to my face
Yeah, straight up to my face, tryna play it safe
Vibe switch like night and day, I can see ya like right away
I came up, you changed up, I caught that whole play
Since then, it's never been the same
That's when they smile in my face
Whole time they wanna take my place
Whole time they wanna take my place
Whole time they wanna take my place
Yeah, I know they wanna take my place
I can tell that love is fake
(I can tell that love is fake)
I don't trust a word you say
(I don't trust a word)
How you wanna click up after your mistakes?
(That's just what I heard)
Look you in the face and it's just not the same
I've been down so long it look like up to me
They look up to me
I got fake people showin' fake love to me
Straight up to my face, straight up to my face
I've been down so long it look like up to me
They look up to me
I got fake people showin' fake love to me
Straight up to my face, straight up to my face (skrrt)



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T J

Classic , people will never understand how great his music really is till it’s too late

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exactly

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It's like that with almost everyone, especially Mac Miller. It's a shame people catch on when they're gone or stopped making music.

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Nice reference

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If you're reading this, it's too late

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@SomeYTpersonidk Shouts to Mac.

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