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Drake Lyrics


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I might be too strung out on compliments
Overdosed on confidence
Started not to give a fuck and stopped fearing the consequence
Drinkin' every night because we drink to my accomplishments
Faded way too long, I'm floating in and out of consciousness
And they sayin' I'm back, I'd agree with that
I just take my time with all this shit, I still believe in that
I had someone tell me I fell off, ouh I needed that
And they wanna see me pick back up, well where'd I leave it at
I know I exaggerated things, now I got it like that
Tuck my napkin in my shirt, 'cause I'm just mobbin' like that
You know good and well that you don't want a problem like that
You gone make someone around me catch a body like that
No, don't do it
Please, don't do it
'Cause one of us goes in
And we all go through it
Drizzy got the money, so Drizzy gonna pay it
Those my brothers, I ain't even gotta say it
That's just something they know

They know, they know, they know
They know, they know, they know
They know, they know, they know
Yeah, they know, yeah
That the real is on the rise
Fuck them other guys
I even gave them a chance to decide
Now it's something they know
They know, they know, they know

Yeah, I be yelling out money over everything, money on my mind
Then she wanna ask when it got so empty
Tell her I apologize, it happened over time
She says they missed the old Drake, girl, don't tempt me

If they don't get it, they'll be over you
That new shit that you got is overdue
You better do what you suppose to do
I'm like "why I gotta be all?" that but still I can't deny the fact that it's true
Listen to you expressing all them feelings
Soap opera rappers, all these niggas sound like all my children
And that's who you thinking is 'bout to come and make a killing
I guess it really is just me, myself and all my millions
You know the game even got it like that
You gone hype me up and make me catch a body like that
'Cause I live for this, it isn't just a hobby like that
When they get my shit and play it, I ain't even gotta say it, they know

They know, they know, they know
They know, they know, they know
They know, they know, they know
Yeah, they know, yeah
That the real is on the rise
Fuck them other guys
I even gave them a chance to decide
Now it's something they know
They know, they know, they know

I be yelling out money over everything, money on my mind
(Mind, mind, mind)
Tell 'em I apologize, it happened over time
(Time, time, time)
They know

(They know, they know, they know)
(They know, they know, they know)




(They know, they know, they know)
Yeah

Overall Meaning

In the song Headlines by Drake, the rapper reflects on his rise to fame and fortune. He begins by acknowledging his own self-confidence, having become “strung out on compliments”. But this confidence has also led him to disregard the potential consequences of his actions, and he describes a lifestyle of frequent drinking and partying. Despite this, Drake asserts that he is still in control of his own life and career, taking his time with his music and dismissing anyone who doubts him. The chorus emphasizes this point, with Drake confidently declaring “the real is on the rise” and daring anyone to challenge him. He also notes that he has accumulated a significant amount of wealth and fame, but remains loyal to his “brothers” and the people who have supported him from the beginning.


Line by Line Meaning

I might be too strung out on compliments
I am becoming overly reliant on receiving compliments


Overdosed on confidence
I have an excessive amount of self-assurance


Started not to give a fuck and stopped fearing the consequence
I no longer care about the consequences of my actions


Drinkin' every night because we drink to my accomplishments
I am celebrating my successes by drinking every night


Faded way too long, I'm floating in and out of consciousness
I have been drinking for too long and I am starting to lose touch with reality


And they sayin' I'm back, I'd agree with that
People are saying I have come back stronger and I agree with them


I just take my time with all this shit, I still believe in that
I am taking things slowly and still have faith in my actions


I had someone tell me I fell off, ouh I needed that
Someone told me that I am not doing well and I needed to hear that to improve myself


And they wanna see me pick back up, well where'd I leave it at
People want me to start succeeding again, but I am not sure where to begin


I know I exaggerated things, now I got it like that
I admit that I may have exaggerated things, but now I am successful and have money


Tuck my napkin in my shirt, 'cause I'm just mobbin' like that
I am putting my napkin in my shirt like a boss


You know good and well that you don't want a problem like that
I am warning you that you do not want to mess with me


You gone make someone around me catch a body like that
If you mess with me or my friends, someone may end up dead


No, don't do it
I am warning you not to do anything to cause issues


Please, don't do it
I am pleading with you not to do anything to provoke me


'Cause one of us goes in
If you do something to cause issues, one of us will end up in trouble


And we all go through it
If one of us is in trouble, we must all face the consequences together


Drizzy got the money, so Drizzy gonna pay it
I have the money, so I will take care of any financial issues


Those my brothers, I ain't even gotta say it
These are my close friends, I do not need to explain that to anyone


That's just something they know
My friends and I have an unspoken bond


That the real is on the rise
Authenticity and realness are becoming popular again


Fuck them other guys
I do not care about other rappers, I am only concerned with myself


I even gave them a chance to decide
I allowed other rappers to make their choices about joining me, but they did not take the opportunity


Now it's something they know
They know they missed out on an opportunity


Yeah, I be yelling out money over everything, money on my mind
I prioritize money above everything else, it is always on my mind


Then she wanna ask when it got so empty
A girl is asking why my success feels empty to me


Tell her I apologize, it happened over time
I am sorry that I lost sight of what really matters, it happened gradually


She says they missed the old Drake, girl, don't tempt me
A girl is saying that people miss the old me, but I am not interested in going back to who I was before


If they don't get it, they'll be over you
If people do not understand your value, they will quickly forget about you


That new shit that you got is overdue
Your new material is not as impressive as it should be


You better do what you suppose to do
You need to fulfill your responsibilities and reach your potential


I'm like "why I gotta be all?" that but still I can't deny the fact that it's true
I do not understand why people perceive me a certain way, but I cannot deny that it is true


Listen to you expressing all them feelings
I am hearing you speak about your emotions


Soap opera rappers, all these niggas sound like all my children
Other rappers are like characters in a soap opera, they are not genuine


And that's who you thinking is 'bout to come and make a killing
You expect other rappers to be successful, but they are not genuine enough to achieve it


I guess it really is just me, myself and all my millions
I am succeeding because of my own hard work and wealth


You know the game even got it like that
The rap industry is designed in a way that allows people like me to succeed


You gone hype me up and make me catch a body like that
If you praise me too much, you may cause me to engage in violent behavior


'Cause I live for this, it isn't just a hobby like that
Music is not just a hobby, it is my passion and what I live for


When they get my shit and play it, I ain't even gotta say it, they know
When people listen to my music, they know it is authentic and they can connect with my message


They know, they know, they know
People understand and recognize my authenticity and success


Yeah, they know, yeah
Yes, people know and recognize my authenticity and success




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: Aubrey Drake Graham, Noah James Shebib, Matthew Jehu Samuels, Anthony George Palman

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@Robisquick

Favorite Drake song of all time. Best melody. Best flow. Chill af. Amazing

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same

@ConanObrien22

This when Drake peaked , a balanced combination of singing & rapping before he faking that carribean accent on the next album.

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