Free Smoke
Drake Lyrics


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Is it the strength of your feelings
Overthrowing your pain
You'll see new heights you'll be reaching
And is it today that you will find your new release
And in your wake, ripple your sweet fate

(And more chune for your headtop
So watch how you speak on my name, you know?)

Yeah
I couldn't get a bill paid
You couldn't buy the real thing
I was staying up at your place
Trying to figure out the whole thing
I saw people doing things
Almost gave up on the music thing
But we all so spoiled now
More life, more everything
Must have never had your phone tapped
All that yapping on the phone shit
You must really love the road life
All that never coming home shit

Free smoke, free smoke aye!
Free smoke, free smoke aye!
Free smoke, free smoke aye!

Dom Rosé toast
Hidden Hills where I post
I start my day slow
Silk pajamas when I wake though
Miraval to the face though
I drunk text J-Lo
Old number, so it bounce back
Boi-1da got the bounce back
Used to get paid for shows and
Front door money, five, ten, twenty
Hand sanitize after you count that
Me and Gibbo was about that
Eating Applebee's and Outback
Southwest, no first class
Hilton rooms, gotta double up
Writing our name on a double cup
We ain't even have a tour bus
Girls wouldn't even think of recording me
I fall asleep in sororities
I had some different priorities
Weezy had all the authority
Women I like was ignoring me
Now they like, aren't you adorable?
I know the question rhetorical
I took the team play from Oracle
Mama never used to cook much
Used to chef KD
Now me and Chef KD
Bet on shots for twenty G's
I brought the game to its knees
I make too much these days to ever say poor me
Where you at, I never see you

Free smoke, free smoke aye!
Free smoke, free smoke aye!
Free smoke, free smoke aye!

Niggas moves so waste
Please come outside the house and show yourself
So I can say it to your face
It's bound to happen, man, it's gotta happen now
So let's just get it out the way
Lot of niggas goin' bad on me
Please, one at a time
I wanna move to Dubai
So I don't never have to kick it with none of you guys
I didn't listen to Hov on that old song
When he told me pay it no mind
I get more satisfaction outta goin' at your head
And seein' all of you die
And I seen a lot of you die

Free smoke, free smoke aye!
Free smoke, free smoke aye!
Free smoke, free smoke aye!

Hidden Hills where I post, yeah
'Ye already know, yeah
I'm the troublemaker in the neighborhood
Far as troublemakin' goes, yeah
House party up the road, yeah
I'm not Kid 'n Play
This kid doesn't play about the flow, yeah
Y'all keep playin' with your nose, yeah
You get high and do the most, yeah
How you let the kid fightin'
Ghost-writin' rumors turn you to a ghost?
Oh, you niggas got jokes
Free shmoke, free shmoke

Baka
Yeah, we outchea
Ya dun know, eh?
It's a OVO ting, eh?
Ya dun know, eh?
It's a East Side ting, eh?




Ya dun know, eh?
More life

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Drake's song "Free Smoke" are a mix of braggadocio and introspection. The song opens with lines that speak to the power of one's emotions, suggesting that it's the intensity of these feelings that can overcome one's pain and lead them to new heights. The chorus then kicks in with the repetition of the phrase "Free smoke," which many interpret as a reference to Drake's newfound freedom as an independent artist.


The verses that follow touch on a few different topics. First, there's a bit of self-reflection as Drake admits to almost giving up on music before ultimately finding success. He then boasts about his luxurious lifestyle, name-dropping some of the pricey possessions (like Dom Rosé and Miraval) that he indulges in. He also takes some shots at his haters, suggesting that he gets more satisfaction out of going after them than he does from actually creating music. Many interpret these lines as a thinly veiled response to his ongoing feud with Meek Mill.


Line by Line Meaning

Is it the strength of your feelings
Are you feeling so intensely that it's overwhelming you?


Overthrowing your pain
That it's dominating any negative thoughts or feelings you may have.


You'll see new heights you'll be reaching
And as a result, you'll be able to achieve things you never thought possible.


And is it today that you will find your new release
Is today the day you'll find the liberation you've been seeking?


And in your wake, ripple your sweet fate
And once you find that freedom, you'll have a positive impact on those around you.


(And more chune for your headtop
And here's another song for you to enjoy.


So watch how you speak on my name, you know?)
But be careful how you talk about me, you know my reputation.


Yeah


I couldn't get a bill paid
I was broke and struggling to pay my bills.


You couldn't buy the real thing
You couldn't afford to buy the genuine article.


I was staying up at your place
I was crashing at your house.


Trying to figure out the whole thing
Trying to figure out my life and what I wanted to do with it.


I saw people doing things
I saw other people around me succeeding.


Almost gave up on the music thing
I almost quit pursuing a career in music.


But we all so spoiled now
But nowadays, we're all accustomed to a certain standard of living.


More life, more everything
And we're always striving for more, more, more.


Must have never had your phone tapped
You must have not experienced the paranoia of having your phone tapped.


All that yapping on the phone shit
All that talking on the phone without a care in the world.


You must really love the road life
You must really enjoy traveling and being on the move.


All that never coming home shit
All that staying away from home for long stretches of time.


Free smoke, free smoke aye!
I'm feeling free and unstoppable.


Dom Rosé toast
Cheers to good times with Dom Pérignon Rosé champagne.


Hidden Hills where I post
I like to relax and recharge at my home in Hidden Hills, California.


I start my day slow
I like to take it easy in the morning.


Silk pajamas when I wake though
I like to be comfortable in my silk pajamas when I wake up.


Miraval to the face though
I like to drink Miraval rosé wine.


I drunk text J-Lo
I sent Jennifer Lopez some drunk texts.


Old number, so it bounce back
But her number was old, so the messages couldn't be delivered.


Boi-1da got the bounce back
But my friend and producer Boi-1da's career bounced back after a rough patch.


Used to get paid for shows and
I used to get paid for performing concerts.


Front door money, five, ten, twenty
Fans used to pay admission fees at the door, with five, ten, or twenty dollar bills.


Hand sanitize after you count that
Don't forget to clean your hands after handling that money.


Me and Gibbo was about that
My friend Gibbo and I were serious about making music.


Eating Applebee's and Outback
We used to eat at chain restaurants like Applebee's and Outback Steakhouse.


Southwest, no first class
We flew on Southwest Airlines, without any first class upgrades.


Hilton rooms, gotta double up
But we made sure to book two people per room at Hilton hotels to save money.


Writing our name on a double cup
We used to write our names on plastic cups at parties.


We ain't even have a tour bus
We didn't even have a proper tour bus for our shows.


Girls wouldn't even think of recording me
Girls weren't interested in me, let alone recording or taking pictures with me.


I fall asleep in sororities
I used to pass out at sorority houses after parties.


I had some different priorities
But I had different priorities back then.


Weezy had all the authority
My friend and mentor Lil Wayne had all the power and control in the music industry.


Women I like was ignoring me
The women I was attracted to were ignoring me.


Now they like, aren't you adorable?
Now those same women find me charming and endearing.


I know the question rhetorical
I know the question is rhetorical and doesn't require an answer.


I took the team play from Oracle
But I learned the importance of teamwork from the Golden State Warriors, who play at Oracle Arena.


Mama never used to cook much
My mother didn't used to cook meals very often.


Used to chef KD
But now I cook for Kevin Durant.


Now me and Chef KD
But now Kevin Durant and I cook together.


Bet on shots for twenty G's
We even place bets on who can make the best shots for $20,000 each.


I brought the game to its knees
I achieved massive success and brought the music industry to its knees.


I make too much these days to ever say poor me
I'm too successful now to ever complain about my finances.


Where you at, I never see you
I don't see you around anymore, where have you been?


Niggas moves so waste
Some people's actions are very foolish and pointless.


Please come outside the house and show yourself
Show yourself and own up to your mistakes.


So I can say it to your face
Let's have a face-to-face conversation instead of hiding behind social media and text messages.


It's bound to happen, man, it's gotta happen now
It's inevitable that there will be conflict, and we need to resolve it now.


So let's just get it out the way
So let's just deal with the issue and get it over with.


Lot of niggas goin' bad on me
A lot of people are talking negatively about me.


Please, one at a time
But I can only handle one person at a time, let's deal with each issue separately.


I wanna move to Dubai
I want to relocate to Dubai.


So I don't never have to kick it with none of you guys
So I can avoid hanging out with people who bring negativity into my life.


I didn't listen to Hov on that old song
I didn't pay attention to the advice Jay-Z gave in one of his old songs.


When he told me pay it no mind
When he told me to ignore the haters and focus on my own success.


I get more satisfaction outta goin' at your head
But I get more pleasure from attacking those who oppose me.


And seein' all of you die
In a figurative sense, I want to defeat all of my enemies and prove them wrong.


And I seen a lot of you die
And I've witnessed many of my rivals and detractors fall from grace.


Hidden Hills where I post, yeah
I like to relax and recharge at my home in Hidden Hills, California.


'Ye already know, yeah
Kanye West is already aware of my success and lifestyle.


I'm the troublemaker in the neighborhood
I'm the one causing trouble and stirring up drama.


Far as troublemakin' goes, yeah
And I've become very skilled at causing problems.


House party up the road, yeah
There's a party happening not far from here.


I'm not Kid 'n Play
But I'm not here to have innocent, fun-loving times like Kid 'n Play were known for.


This kid doesn't play about the flow, yeah
I take my music seriously and won't tolerate any disrespect or lack of appreciation for it.


Y'all keep playin' with your nose, yeah
But some people are too busy indulging in drugs to take their lives and careers seriously.


You get high and do the most, yeah
And as a result, they end up making foolish decisions while under the influence.


How you let the kid fightin'
How did you let the young up-and-comer defeat you?


Ghost-writin' rumors turn you to a ghost?
Did rumors of you using a ghostwriter cause you to disappear from the music scene?


Oh, you niggas got jokes
You guys think you're funny with your jokes and comments.


Free shmoke, free shmoke
But I'm still living my best life, feeling free and unstoppable.




Lyrics © TuneCore Inc., WARP MUSIC LIMITED, Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Downtown Music Publishing, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Allen Ritter, Aubrey Drake Graham, Bryant Antoine, Daniel Sewell, Marvin Bernard, Matthew Jehu Samuels, Naomi Grace Saalfield, Paul Anthony Bender, Perrin Moss, Simon George Mavin

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Lyrics

[Intro: Nai Palm & Drake]
Is it the strength of your feelings
Overthrowing your pain?
You'll see new heights you’ll be reaching
And is it today that you will find your new release?
And in your wake, ripple your sweet fate
And more chune for your headtop
So watch how you speak on my name, you know?

[Verse 1: Drake]
Yeah, I couldn't get a bill paid
You couldn't buy the real thing
I was staying up at yo' place
Trying to figure out the whole thing
I saw people doing things
Almost gave up on the music thing
But we all so spoiled now
More life, more everything
Must have never had your phone tapped
All that yapping on the phone shit
You must really love the road life
All that never coming home shit

[Chorus: Drake]
Free smoke, free smoke, ayy
Free smoke, free smoke, ayy
Free smoke, free smoke, ayy

[Verse 2: Drake]
Dom Rosé toast
Hidden Hills where I post
I start my day slow
Silk pajamas when I wake though
Miraval to the face though
I drunk text J-Lo
Old number, so it bounce back
Boi-1da got the bounce back
Used to get paid for shows in front-door money
Five, ten, twenties, hand sanitize after you count that
Me and Gibbo was about that
Eating Applebee's and Outback
Southwest, no first class
Hilton rooms, gotta double up
Writing our name on a double cup
We ain’t even have a tour bus
Girls wouldn't even think of recording me
I fall asleep in sororities
I had some different priorities
Weezy had all the authority
Women I like was ignoring me
Now they like, "Aren't you adorable?"
I know the question rhetorical
I took the team plane from Oracle
Mama never used to cook much
Used to chef KD
Now me and Chef, KD
Bet on shots for twenty G's
I brought the game to it's knees
I make too much these days to ever say, "Poor me"
Where you at? I never see you

[Chorus: Drake]
Free smoke, free smoke, ayy
Free smoke, free smoke, ayy
Free smoke, free smoke, ayy

[Verse 3: Drake]
Niggas moves so waste
Please come outside the house and show yourself
So I can say it to your face
It’s bound to happen, man, it's gotta happen now
So let's just get it out the way
Lot of niggas going bad on me
Please, one at a time
I wanna move to Dubai
So I don't never have to kick it with none of you guys
I didn't listen to Hov on that old song
When he told me, "Pay it no mind"
I get more satisfaction outta going at your head
And seeing all of you die
And I seen a lot of you die

[Chorus: Drake]
Free smoke, free smoke, ayy
Free smoke, free smoke, ayy
Free smoke, free smoke, ayy

[Verse 4: Drake]
Hidden Hills where I post, yeah
Ye already know, yeah
I'm the troublemaker in the neighborhood
Far as troublemaking goes, yeah
House party up the road, yeah
I'm not Kid 'n Play
This kid doesn't play about the flow, yeah
Y'all keep playing with your nose, yeah
You get high and do the most, yeah
How you let the kid fighting
Ghost-writing rumors turn you to a ghost?
Oh, you niggas got jokes
Free smoke, free smoke

[Outro: Baka Not Nice]
Baka
Yeah, we outchea
Ya dun know, eh?
It's a OVO ting, eh?
Ya dun know, eh?
It's a East Side ting, eh?
Ya dun know, eh?
More life



All comments from YouTube:

@oddynuff6516

i remember when you couldn't even find the real version on youtube😭

@makiyaking5192

I use to be mad asl🤣🤣

@komedic875

Hella tried to hide this

@wi11jones195

Facts..I tried for an hour one day when I first heard it ..it was nowhere

@Galaxie800

used to always get those bum ass covers by random artists🤣they used to do that shit with almost every song that wasn’t available like Abel’s old music

@KelvinDerola

give this man his flowers while he still here

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@jamescollins1598

This beat wanging you can ride to this 💪 🔥

@washingtonmuthama1769

the bass on this is peakkkkkkkk

@donaldhouse5915

I love this song

@isabellawynn1232

OLD DRIZZY THE BEST DRIZZY

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