Forever
Drake Lyrics


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It may not mean nothin' to y'all
But understand nothing was done for me
So I don't plan on stoppin' at all
I want this shit forever, mane, ever, mane, ever, mane
I'm shuttin' shit down in the mall
And tellin' every girl she the one for me
And I ain't even plannin' to call
I want this shit forever, mane, ever, mane, ever, mane

Last name Ever, first name Greatest
Like a sprained ankle, boy, I ain't nothin' to play with
Started off local, but thanks to all the haters
I know G-IV pilots on a first name basis
In your city faded off the brown, Nino
She insists she got more class, we know
Swimmin' in the money come and find me, Nemo
If I was at the club you know I balled, chemo
Dropped the mixtape, that shit sounded like an album
Who'd have thought a country wide tour'd be the outcome?
Labels want my name beside a X, like Malcolm
Everybody got a deal, I did it without one
Yeah, nigga, I'm about my business
Killin' all these rappers, you would swear I had a hit list
Everyone who doubted me is askin' for forgiveness
If you ain't been a part of it, at least you got to witness
Bitches

It may not mean nothin' to y'all
But understand nothing was done for me
So I don't plan on stoppin' at all
I want this shit forever, mane, ever, mane, ever, mane
I'm shuttin' shit down in the mall
And tellin' every girl she the one for me
And I ain't even plannin' to call
I want this shit forever, mane, ever, mane, ever, mane

Ever-ever, Mr. West is in the building
Ain't no question who about to kill 'em
I used to have hood dreams, big fame, big chains
I stuck my dick inside this life until that bitch came
I went hard all fall like the ball teams
Just so I can make it rain all spring
Y'all seen my story, my glory
I had raped the game young, you can call it statutory
When a nigga blow up they gon' build statutes for me
Old money, Benjamin Button, "What?" nothin'
Now it's super bad chicks givin' me McLovin
You would think I ran the world like Michelle's husband
You would think these niggas know me when they really doesn't
Like they was down with the old me, no you fuckin' wasn't
Um, you're such a fuckin' loser
He ain't even go to class, Bueller
Trade the Grammy plaques just to have my granny back
'Member she had that bad hip like a fanny pack?
Chasin' the stardom would turn you to a maniac
All the way in Hollywood and I can't even act
They pull their cameras out and goddamn, he snap
I used to want this thing forever, y'all can have it back

It may not mean nothin' to y'all
But understand nothing was done for me
So I don't plan on stoppin' at all
I want this shit forever, mane, ever, mane, ever, mane
I'm shuttin' shit down in the mall
And tellin' every girl she the one for me
And I ain't even plannin' to call
I want this shit forever, mane, ever, mane, ever, mane

Okay, hello, it's the Martian, Space Jam Jordans
I want this shit forever, wake up and smell the garden
Fresher than the harvest, step up to the target
If I had one guess, then I guess I'm just New Orleans
And I will never stop like I'm runnin' from the cops
Hopped up in my car and told my chauffeur, "To the top"
Life is such a fuckin' roller coaster then it drops
But what should I scream for? This is my theme park
My minds shine even when my thoughts seem dark
Pistol on my side, you don't wanna hear that thing talk
Let the king talk, check the price and pay attention
Lil Wayne, that's what they gotta say or mention
I'm like Nevada in the middle of the summer
I'm restin' in the lead, I need a pillow and a cover
Shh, my foot's sleepin' on the gas
No brake pads, no such thing as last, uh

It may not mean nothin' to y'all
But understand nothing was done for me
So I don't plan on stoppin' at all
I want this shit forever, mane, ever, mane, ever, mane
I'm shuttin' shit down in the mall
And tellin' every girl she the one for me
And I ain't even plannin' to call
I want this shit forever, mane, ever, mane, ever, mane

There they go, packin' stadiums as Shady spits his flow
Nuts they go, Macadamian, they go so ballistic, whoa
He can make them look like bozos
He's wonderin' if he should spit this slow
Fuck no, go for broke, his cup just runneth over, oh no
He ain't had him a buzz like this since the last time that he overdosed
They've been waitin' patiently for Pinocchio to poke his nose
Back into the game and they know
Rap will never be the same as befo'
Bashin' in the brains of these hoes
And establishin' a name as he goes
The passion and the flame is ignited
You can't put it out once we light it
This shit is exactly what the fuck I'm talkin' about when we riot
You dealin' with a few true villains
Who stand inside of the booth, truth spillin'
And spit true feelings
Until our tooth fillings come flyin' up out of our mouths, now rewind it
Payback, motherfucker for the way that you doubted me, how's it taste?
When I slap the taste out your mouth
With the bass so loud that it shakes the place
I'm Hannibal Lecter, so just in case you're thinkin' of savin' face
You ain't gonna have no face to save
By the time I'm through with this place, so Drake

It may not mean nothin' to y'all
But understand nothing was done for me
So I don't plan on stoppin' at all
I want this shit forever, mane, ever, mane, ever, mane
I'm shuttin' shit down in the mall
And tellin' every girl she the one for me




And I ain't even plannin' to call
I want this shit forever, mane, ever, mane, ever, mane

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Drake's song "Forever" focus on proving himself and his dedication to his career as a rapper. He opens with, "It may not mean nothin' to y'all, but understand nothing was done for me." This line suggests that while others may not see the importance of his work or understand his motivations, he has had to work hard to get to where he is. He then goes on to declare that he wants his success to last forever, and he plans on never stopping or slowing down. Similarly, he wants to shut down the mall, tell every girl she's the one for him, and never have to call her.


The song features verses from a variety of artists including Kanye West, Lil Wayne, and Eminem. Each artist shares their own experiences and motivations for being successful in the rap industry. They all share a desire to be the greatest and to use their talents to achieve that goal.


Overall, "Forever" is an anthem for hard work, determination, and the pursuit of success in the music industry. The artists' dedication to their craft shines through in their lyrics and they want to make their mark in the industry for eternity.


Line by Line Meaning

It may not mean nothin' to y'all
This may not hold any significance for you


But understand nothing was done for me
But you should know that nothing was handed to me


So I don't plan on stoppin' at all
So I have no intentions of quitting


I want this shit forever mane, ever mane, ever mane
I desire to have this success permanently


I'm shuttin' shit down in the mall
I'm causing a commotion and dominating in the shopping center


And tellin' every girl she the one for me
And proclaiming to every girl that she is special to me


And I ain't even plannin' to call
And I don't even plan on contacting them


Ayy, ayy, ayy, ayy, ayy, ayy
Expressing enthusiasm and energy


Last name Ever, first name Greatest
My last name is 'Ever' and my first name is 'Greatest'


Like a sprained ankle, boy, I ain't nothin' to play with
I'm not someone you should underestimate, like an injury


Started off local, but thanks to all the haters
I began my career on a small scale, but the haters helped me grow


I know G-IV pilots on a first name basis
I am acquainted with the pilots of private G-IV jets


In your city faded off the brown, Nino
In your city, intoxicated on a substance called 'brown,' Nino


She insists she got more class, we know
She claims to have superior qualities, but we are aware of the truth


Swimmin' in the money come and find me, Nemo
I am immersed in wealth, like the fish Nemo in water


If I was at the club you know I balled, chemo
If I was at the club, you can be certain I dominated, like someone undergoing chemotherapy


Dropped the mixtape, that shit sounded like an album
I released a mixtape that was of such high quality, it resembled an album


Who'd have thought a country-wide tour'd be the outcome?
Who would have anticipated that it would lead to a successful nationwide tour?


Labels want my name beside a X, like Malcolm
Record labels desire to associate my name with great artists, similar to Malcolm X


Everybody got a deal, I did it without one
Everyone has a record deal, but I achieved success without signing one


Yeah, nigga, I'm about my business
Yes, I am fully focused on my career and making money


Killin' all these rappers, you would swear I had a hit list
I am surpassing and outshining other rappers, as if I had a list of targets


Everyone who doubted me is askin' for forgiveness
Those who didn't believe in me are now seeking my forgiveness


If you ain't been a part of it, at least you got to witness
If you weren't involved in my journey, at least you had the opportunity to observe it


Bitches
Referring to women in a derogatory manner


Okay, hello, it's the Martian, Space Jam Jordans
Introducing himself as the Martian, wearing Space Jam Jordans


I want this shit forever, wake up and smell the garden
He desires to achieve long-term success, urging others to realize it


Fresher than the harvest, step up to the target
Being fresher than the crops ready for harvest, taking aim towards a goal


If I had one guess, then I guess I'm just New Orleans
If given one chance to determine his identity, he would choose New Orleans


And I will never stop like I'm runnin' from the cops
He will never cease his pursuit of success, as if he's evading the police


Hopped up in my car and told my chauffeur, 'To the top'
Getting into his car and instructing the driver to take him to the peak of success


Life is such a fuckin' roller coaster then it drops
Life is full of unpredictable ups and downs


But what should I scream for? This is my theme park
But why should he scream in fear? Life is his own playground


My minds shine even when my thoughts seem dark
His mindset remains positive even during difficult times


Pistol on my side, you don't wanna hear that thing talk
He carries a gun, and you wouldn't want to experience its consequences


Let the king talk, check the price and pay attention
Allow the king (himself) to speak, take note of his worth and listen closely


Lil Wayne, that's what they gotta say or mention
People often mention Lil Wayne when referring to him


I'm like Nevada in the middle of the summer
He's hot and prominent, like Nevada during the summer season


I'm restin' in the lead, I need a pillow and a cover
He is comfortably in first place and desires some relaxation and protection


Shh, my foot's sleepin' on the gas
He is driving fast, with his foot pressing on the accelerator


No brake pads, no such thing as last, uh
He has no intention of slowing down, as there is no concept of coming in last


There they go, packin' stadiums as Shady spits his flow
Eminem is filling stadiums as he delivers his rap


Nuts they go, Macadamian, they go so ballistic, whoa
The crowd goes crazy and becomes wild, showing their enthusiasm


He can make them look like bozos
Eminem can make his opponents look foolish


He's wondering if he should spit this slow
He contemplates whether to rap at a slower pace


Fuck no, go for broke, his cup just runneth over, oh no
No, he won't slow down, he will give it his all, overflowing with talent and success


He ain't had him a buzz like this since the last time he overdosed
He hasn't experienced this level of success since his last drug overdose


They've been waitin' patiently for Pinocchio to poke his nose
They have been waiting for him to make a comeback


Back into the game and they know
Returning to the rap game, and everyone is aware


Rap will never be the same as befo'
Rap music will never be the way it was before


Bashin' in the brains of these hoes
Critically attacking the minds of these women


And establishin' a name as he goes
Building a reputation as he continues his journey


The passion and the flame is ignited
His passion and ambition are burning brightly


You can't put it out once we light it
Once they start, their energy cannot be extinguished


This shit is exactly what the fuck I'm talkin' about when we riot
This is the kind of energy and chaos he expects during a riot


You dealin' with a few true villains
You're engaging with a couple of real bad guys


Who stand inside of the booth, truth spillin'
Who are honest and open while recording in the booth


And spit true feelings
Rapping with genuine emotions


Until our tooth fillings come flyin' up out of our mouths, now rewind it
Until their dental fillings are dislodged, metaphorically rewinding the track


Payback, motherfucker for the way that you got at me, how's it taste?
This is revenge for the way they were treated, asking the enemy how it feels


When I slap the taste out your mouth
When he aggressively removes their arrogance or confidence


With the bass so loud that it shakes the place
With such loud bass that it creates tremors in the environment


I'm Hannibal Lecter, so just in case you're thinkin' of savin' face
Comparing himself to Hannibal Lecter, warning others not to try to save their reputation


You ain't gonna have no face to save
They will be left with no reputation to protect


By the time I'm through with this place, so Drake
Once he finishes his work here, referring to himself as Drake




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Matthew Jehu Samuels, Aubrey Drake Graham, Dwayne Carter, Kanye Omari West, Marshall B. Mathers III

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@shyquezthomas9174

Kanye West : Yeezy
Drake : Drizzy
Lil Wayne : Weezy
Eminem : Shady

@jksharpshooter9628

Eminem: Shady

@shyquezthomas9174

@JK Sharpshooter I wasn't thinking about the name slim shady cause I was day dreaming about candy

@theralphster3260

4 GOATS

@jeremias7549

Hotel: trivago

@Zyzzbrah___

Sad how 6ixnine has more viewd than this

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@Lil_bottega73

15 years later still hits hard

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15?! Dayum I’m old 😢

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@nigellewis9119

Weezy an Em murder and bury this song 2024

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