Started from the Bottom
Drake Lyrics


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Started
(Zombie on the track)

Started from the bottom, now we're here
Started from the bottom, now my whole team fuckin' here
Started from the bottom, now we're here
Started from the bottom, now the whole team here, nigga
Started from the bottom, now we're here
Started from the bottom, now my whole team here, nigga
Started from the bottom, now we're here
Started from the bottom, now the whole team fuckin' here

I done kept it real from the jump
Livin' at my mama house we'd argue every month
Nigga, I was tryna get it on my own
Workin' all night, traffic on the way home
And my uncle callin' me like, "Where ya at?
I gave you the keys told you bring it right back"
Nigga, I just think it's funny how it goes
Now I'm on the road, half a million for a show

And we started from the bottom, now we're here
Started from the bottom, now my whole team fuckin' here
Started from the bottom, now we're here
Started from the bottom, now the whole team here, nigga
Started from the bottom, now we're here
Started from the bottom, now the whole team fuckin' here
Started from the bottom, now we're here
Started from the bottom, now the whole team here, nigga

Boys tell stories 'bout the man
Say I never struggled, wasn't hungry, yeah, I doubt it, nigga
I could turn your boy into the man
There ain't really much I hear that's poppin' off without us, nigga
We just want the credit where it's due
I'ma worry 'bout me, give a fuck about you
Nigga, just as a reminder to myself
I wear every single chain, even when I'm in the house

'Cause we started from the bottom, now we're here
Started from the bottom, now my whole team fuckin' here
Started from the bottom, now we're here
Started from the bottom, now the whole team here, nigga

No new niggas, nigga, we don't feel that
Fuck a fake friend, where your real friends at?
We don't like to do too much explainin'
Story stay the same, I never changed it
No new niggas, nigga, we don't feel that
Fuck a fake friend, where your real friends at?
We don't like to do too much explainin'
Story stay the same through the money and the fame

'Cause we started from the bottom, now we're here
Started from the bottom, now my whole team fuckin' here
Started from the bottom, now we're here
Started from the bottom, now the whole team here, nigga
Started from the bottom, now we're here
Started from the bottom, now my whole team here, nigga




Started from the bottom, now we're here
Started from the bottom, now the whole team here, nigga

Overall Meaning

Drake's song "Started from the Bottom" was released in 2013. The song's title refers to Drake's humble beginnings before he achieved success in his music career. The song also includes references to Drake's team, his struggles to make it in the industry, and his current success.


The first verse details Drake's upbringing and his climb to success. He raps about working hard and dealing with obstacles, such as traffic when returning home from work. Despite these challenges, he persevered and is now making half a million dollars for a single performance. The chorus repeats the phrase "Started from the bottom, now we're here" to emphasize Drake's message that success is achievable even if one starts with little.


The second verse addresses the idea that people speak negatively about Drake's success and may not acknowledge the hard work he put in to get there. He explains that even though he wears flashy jewelry, he isn't forgetting his roots. Drake also speaks about his disdain for fake friends and wants to surround himself with people who are real and genuine.


Overall, "Started from the Bottom" is a song that speaks to Drake's own experiences and encourages listeners to persevere and strive for success no matter where they start in life.


Line by Line Meaning

Started from the bottom, now we're here
We began from humble beginnings, but now we've made it to the top.


Started from the bottom, now my whole team fuckin' here
My entire team has also achieved success despite starting from the bottom.


I done kept it real from the jump
I have been honest and genuine from the start.


Livin' at my mama house we'd argue every month
I used to live with my mom, and we would often argue.


Nigga, I was tryna get it on my own
I was striving for success independently.


Workin' all night, traffic on the way home
I put in long hours and had to deal with traffic on my commute.


And my uncle callin' me like, "Where ya at?
My uncle would frequently call me, wondering where I was.


I gave you the keys told you bring it right back"
He gave me the keys to his car and expected me to return it promptly.


Nigga, I just think it's funny how it goes
I find it amusing how my circumstances have changed.


Now I'm on the road, half a million for a show
I now make a significant amount of money by performing on tour.


Boys tell stories 'bout the man
People talk about my success.


Say I never struggled, wasn't hungry, yeah, I doubt it, nigga
Some people doubt that I ever faced hardships and hunger.


I could turn your boy into the man
I have the ability to guide someone to success and help them become a man.


There ain't really much I hear that's poppin' off without us, nigga
It seems like nothing significant is happening in our industry without our involvement.


We just want the credit where it's due
We deserve recognition for the hard work we've put in.


I'ma worry 'bout me, give a fuck about you
I'm only concerned with myself, and I don't care about you or your opinion.


Nigga, just as a reminder to myself
I am reminding myself.


I wear every single chain, even when I'm in the house
I wear all my jewelry, even when I'm at home alone, to remind myself of my success.


No new niggas, nigga, we don't feel that
We don't want to work with unfamiliar people, we prefer to stick with what we know.


Fuck a fake friend, where your real friends at?
We have no interest in disingenuous friendships, we only want to associate with genuine people.


We don't like to do too much explainin'
We don't want to have to constantly explain ourselves and our actions.


Story stay the same, I never changed it
Our story of starting from the bottom and achieving success remains consistent, and I haven't altered it in any way.




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: Aubrey Drake Graham, Noah James Shebib, Michael Colemand

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Comments from YouTube:

@chotchbagmcgee

First listened to this song as a janitor at 19 now I’m the manager of a whole food manufacturing sanitation department making salary. Started from the bottom bruh

@zillanskii

ayyyee 🔥 congrats bro

@RofuRofu22

Real

@vitogriffin8902

Do you wear every single name badge even when you're in the house? I probably would..

@KoopaLemmy

lol

@Spid4rsw3bz

This probably is the most nostalgic song if you listen to drake as a kid or young teen....

@spongebob22599

yes

@aj9777

Started from the bottom we still here 💪

@michaelangeloencarnacion3985

It is crazy how 10 years went by.

@TeddiKun

Boutta play this when I'm older

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