DNA
Earl Sweatshirt feat. Na-kel Lyrics


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Intercepting a fifth of whisky
And neckin it 'til I'm dizzy
I never was defenseless
I never hugged a fence
I pick a side and trust in it
Stomach full of drugs and shit
My niggas on some other cleanse
Sunday binge, Monday
Then another 6 days back to Sunday when it's done again
And the pants better be creased on my corpse
If you need that, run until the street lights off
Back got bigger, got the team strapped on
And you thought it was magic
But that's just the difference
Nigga my team is magicians
We think of the shit that we want then we get it
Look I got hoes in my britches
Big up Dill and britches provark em and soon
Thought you knew this my nigga
It's crackin like french tips
Just checkin and balances
And checks and salaries
Testing my friendships
Cause niggas get sour of this
Rap shit got the best of me
I threw the rest off the balcony
Shoutout Da$H and Retchy
I know yo bitch check for me
So much for chivalry
So long to every bitch tryna get intimate
I'm in my 20s now
Feet aimed at the jaws of the running mouth
Disdained from the loss since a fucking child
Spotlights on me I ain't stopping in my tracks
We taking it all and we running out
Threw shade in the past but you want me now ho
Put your face in your palm when I come around ya
Tell mom I'mma get a gun
If I get too popular
I'm just being honest with it
Tell her
Stop whining
It ain't no mo problems
I'm the best out of all these niggas
I'm just home when you speaking
Ain't no home for the weekend
No rest for your ass if I know that you're sleeping
I'm here and I'm there
And I'm up and I'm down
And I'm low and I'm peakin
It's cold in the deep end

Bitch nigga, we the train
If you see 'em wave
Ain't no bitch in my DNA
Bitch nigga, we the train
If you see 'em wave
Ain't no bitch in my DNA

Hundred blunts, niggas chains, that's my day to day
Niggas tryna ride my train like they fucking strays
My bro left today, fuck
Hot sauce in my cup of noodles, you taught me that
I ain't seen us in years
And this news right here almost made me have a heart attack
Your momma heart intact
We just spoke, I couldn't stomach that
I'm going to London on the first, I'm bringing you something back
A house on the hill with a big ass grill
We could have a boxing match
Japan, Australia, I know you be proud of that
I got a couple bitches now, I ain't gotta lie about that
I know you in a better place, I can't even cry about that




When I look into the clouds, I know you look down on me
Right next to grandmammy, and the rest of the ones who wanna see me happy

Overall Meaning

The song "DNA" by Earl Sweatshirt is a rap that reflects on his experiences and growth as a person. The song starts with Earl drinking whiskey and feeling dizzy, which he attributes to being defenseless. He picks a side and trusts it, and he and his friends are on a "cleanse" of sorts, where they binge on Sundays and start over the next week. Earl talks about how his team is like magicians, where they think of what they want and they get it. He talks about his success in the rap game and how he's focused on his career; he even tells his mom that he'll get a gun if he gets too popular.


Earl also talks about his personal relationships, including his friendships and past romantic relationships. He mentions how some of his friends became sour over his rap success, and he threw away the rest of his past life from a balcony. In contrast, he talks about his brother's passing and how it affected him deeply. He reminisces about how they used to enjoy hot sauce in their noodles and how he plans to travel the world in his brother's memory. He believes that his brother is watching over him from the clouds and is happy to see his success.


Line by Line Meaning

Intercepting a fifth of whisky
I am consuming a large amount of alcohol


And neckin it 'til I'm dizzy
I am continuing to drink until I become disoriented


I never was defenseless
I have always been strong and able to stand up for myself


I never hugged a fence
I have always chosen a side and stuck with it


I pick a side and trust in it
I make a decision and commit to it


Stomach full of drugs and shit
I have ingested various drugs


My niggas on some other cleanse
My friends and I have adopted a certain lifestyle or belief system


Sunday binge, Monday
We indulge in our chosen lifestyle every day, without pause


Then another 6 days back to Sunday when it's done again
This is a cyclical pattern that we repeat every week


And the pants better be creased on my corpse
I want my clothes to be perfectly neat, even when I am dead


If you need that, run until the street lights off
If perfection is important to you, you should work hard to achieve it


Back got bigger, got the team strapped on
I have gained more support and am now surrounded by allies


And you thought it was magic
You may have thought our success was due to something mystical or inexplicable


But that's just the difference
It is simply the result of our hard work and talent


Nigga my team is magicians
My team is capable of achieving anything we set our minds to


We think of the shit that we want then we get it
We are incredibly focused and driven, and we make our dreams a reality


Look I got hoes in my britches
I have various people vying for my attention and affection


Big up Dill and britches provark em and soon
I am giving a shoutout to people that I respect and admire


Thought you knew this my nigga
You should already be aware of my abilities and reputation


It's crackin like french tips
Things are going very well for me and my crew


Just checkin and balances
We are constantly evaluating and refining our actions and decisions


And checks and salaries
We are financially successful


Testing my friendships
Our success sometimes puts a strain on our relationships with others


Cause niggas get sour of this
Some people become resentful or jealous of our achievements


Rap shit got the best of me
I have become fully immersed in the world of rap and hip-hop


I threw the rest off the balcony
I have distanced myself from other pursuits and interests


Shoutout Da$H and Retchy
I am giving a shoutout to other artists that I respect and admire


I know yo bitch check for me
I am aware that some women are interested in me romantically


So much for chivalry
I have abandoned traditional ideas of chivalry or morality


So long to every bitch tryna get intimate
I am done with casual sexual encounters


I'm in my 20s now
I am young and full of energy


Feet aimed at the jaws of the running mouth
I am ready to take on anyone who tries to criticize or challenge me


Disdained from the loss since a fucking child
I have been disillusioned and disappointed since I was very young


Spotlights on me I ain't stopping in my tracks
I am popular and in high demand, and I am not slowing down


We taking it all and we running out
I am determined to achieve as much success as possible


Threw shade in the past but you want me now ho
People who used to criticize or dislike me now want to be associated with me


Put your face in your palm when I come around ya
People are embarrassed or ashamed when they see me


Tell mom I'mma get a gun
I may need to protect myself in my line of work


If I get too popular
If I become too well-known


I'm just being honest with it
I am telling the truth, even if it is difficult to hear


Stop whining
Stop complaining or being difficult


It ain't no mo problems
There are no more issues to be addressed


I'm the best out of all these niggas
I am more talented and successful than my peers


I'm just home when you speaking
I am completely in my element when I am rapping or performing


Ain't no home for the weekend
I am constantly working and performing


No rest for your ass if I know that you're sleeping
I will not stop working or pursuing success, even if others take a break


I'm here and I'm there
I am constantly on the move, going to new places and meeting new people


And I'm up and I'm down
I experience a wide range of emotions and circumstances


And I'm low and I'm peakin
I experience both successes and failures


It's cold in the deep end
Success can be challenging and difficult, just like being in deep water


Bitch nigga, we the train
My crew and I are a powerful force to be reckoned with


If you see 'em wave
If you see us coming, you should join us or get out of the way


Ain't no bitch in my DNA
I am strong and powerful, with no weakness or cowardice in my personality


Hundred blunts, niggas chains, that's my day to day
I live a life of luxury and extravagance, surrounded by wealth and status symbols


Niggas tryna ride my train like they fucking strays
Others try to associate themselves with me and my success, even if they are not really a part of it


My bro left today, fuck
I am mourning the loss of a close friend


Hot sauce in my cup of noodles, you taught me that
I am remembering a lesson or piece of advice that someone once gave me


I ain't seen us in years
I have not seen someone in a long time


And this news right here almost made me have a heart attack
I am shocked and surprised by some recent news or information


Your momma heart intact
Despite this news, your mother is still doing well


We just spoke, I couldn't stomach that
I had a conversation with someone that was difficult or unpleasant


I'm going to London on the first, I'm bringing you something back
I am planning a trip and will bring a gift or souvenir when I return


A house on the hill with a big ass grill
I am envisioning a luxurious lifestyle with extravagant possessions


We could have a boxing match
I am suggesting a fun activity that we could do together


Japan, Australia, I know you be proud of that
I am proud of my ability to travel and perform in different countries


I got a couple bitches now, I ain't gotta lie about that
I have multiple romantic partners, and I am not ashamed of it


I know you in a better place, I can't even cry about that
Despite your passing, I am comforted by the belief that you are in a peaceful and happy place


When I look into the clouds, I know you look down on me
I feel that my departed loved one is watching over me and supporting me


Right next to grandmammy, and the rest of the ones who wanna see me happy
I am comforted by the belief that I have a network of loved ones who are rooting for my success and happiness




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Written by: Na-Kel Alla Smith, Thebe Kgositsile

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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

@alancontreras1362

Intercepting a fifth of whisky
And neckin it 'til I'm dizzy
I never was defenseless
I never hugged a fence
I pick a side and trust in it
Stomach full of drugs and shit
My niggas on some other cleanse
Sunday binge, Monday
Then another 6 days back to Sunday when it's done again
And the pants better be creased on my corpse
If you need that, run until the street lights off
Back got bigger, got the team strapped on
And you thought it was magic
But that's just the difference
Nigga my team is magicians
We think of the shit that we want then we get it
Look I got hoes in my britches
Big up Dill and Britches, pro part coming soon
Thought you knew this my nigga
It's crackin like french tips
Just checkin and balances
And checks and salaries
Testing my friendships
Cause niggas get sour of this
Rap shit got the best of me
I threw the rest off the balcony
Shoutout Da$H and Retchy
I know yo bitch check for me
So much for chivalry
So long to every bitch tryna get intimate
I'm in my 20s now
Feet aimed at the jaws of the running mouth
Disdained from the loss since a fucking child
Spotlights on me I ain't stopping in my tracks
We taking it all and we running out
Threw shade in the past but you want me now ho
Put your face in your palm when I come around ya
Tell mom I'mma get a gun
If I get too popular
I'm just being honest with it
Tell her:
Stop whining
It ain't no mo problems
I'm the best out of all these niggas
I'm just home when you speaking
Ain't no home for the weekend
No rest for your ass if I know that you're sleeping
I'm here and I'm there
And I'm up and I'm down
And I'm low and I'm peakin
It's cold in the deep end

Bitch nigga, we the train
If you see 'em wave
Ain't no bitch in my DNA
[x2]

[Na'kel:]
Hundred blunts, niggas chains, that's my day to day
Niggas tryna ride my train like they fucking strays
My bro left today, fuck
Hot sauce in my cup of noodles, you taught me that
I ain't seen us in years
And this news right here almost made me have a heart attack
Your momma heart intact
We just spoke, I couldn't stomach that
I'm going to London on the first, I'm bringing you something back
A house on the hill with a big ass grill
We could have a boxing match
Japan, Australia, I know you be proud of that
I got a couple bitches now, I ain't gotta lie about that
I know you in a better place, I can't even cry about that
When I look into the clouds, I know you look down on me
Right next to grandmammy, and the rest of the ones who wanna see me happy



@7teenHM

"Intercepting a fifth of whisky
And necking it 'til I'm dizzy
I never was defenseless
I never hugged the fence
I pick a side and trust in it
Stomach full of drugs and shit
My niggas on some other
Cleanse Sunday, binge Monday
Then another six days
Back to Sunday when it's done again, shit"

illest intro to start of barz EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!



@anthonyhenriques7654

LYRICS:

[Intro: Earl Sweatshirt]
Intercepting a fifth of whisky and necking it 'til I'm dizzy
I never was defenseless, I never hugged the fence
I pick a side and trust in it, stomach full of drugs and shit
My niggas on some other, Cleanse Sunday, binge Monday
Then another six days, back to Sunday when it's done again (Shit)

[Verse 1: Earl Sweatshirt]
And the pants better be creased on my corpse
If you need that, run until the street lights off
Back got bigger, got the team strapped on
And you thought it was magic but that's just the difference
Nigga, my team is magicians
We think of the shit that we want then we get it
Look I got hoes in my britches
Big Up Dill & Britches, full part coming soon
Thought you knew this my nigga
It's crackin' like french tips
Just checking and balancing
Checks and the salaries testing my friendships
Cause niggas get sour of this
Rap shit got the best of me, I threw the rest off the balcony
Shout out Da$H and RetcHy
I know yo' bitch check for me, so much for chivalry
So long to every bitch tryna get intimate
I'm in my 20's now
Feet aimed at the jaws of the running mouth
Disdain for the law since a fucking child
Spotlights on me, I ain't stopping in my tracks
We taking it all then we running out
Threw shade in the past, but you love me now, huh?
Put your face in your palm when I come around ya
Tell momma get a gun if I get too popular
I'm just being honest with her
Tell her stop whining, it ain't no more problems
I'm the best out of all these niggas
Watch your tone when you speaking (yeah)
Ain't no home for the weak and
No rest for your ass if I know that you're sleeping
I'm here and I'm there and I'm up and I'm down
And I'm low and I'm peakin' (Yup)
It's cold in the deep end (Yup)
(I'm low and I'm creeping)

[Hook: Earl Sweatshirt]
Bitch nigga, we the train, if you see 'em wave
Ain't no bitch in my DNA
Bitch nigga, we the train, if you see 'em wave
Ain't no bitch in my DNA

[Verse 2: Na'kel]
Hundred blunts, niggas change, that's my day to day
Niggas tryna ride my train like they fucking strays
My bro left today, fuck
Hot sauce in my cup of noodles; you taught me that
I ain't seen you in some years and this news right here
Almost made me have a heart attack
Your mama heart intact; we just spoke, I couldn't stomach that
I'm going to London on the first
I'm bringin you somethin back
A house on the hill with a big ass grill
Where we could have a boxing match
Japan, Australia, I know you be proud of that
I got a couple bitches now, I ain't gotta lie 'bout that
I know you in a better place; I can't even cry about that
When I look into the clouds, I know you look down on me
Right next to grandmammy
And the rest of the ones who wanna see me happy



All comments from YouTube:

@emonemo25

"My bro left today, fuck"
In an Interview, Earl Sweatshirt talks about how when Nakel was in the studio, he got a call, while in the studio on the same day, that his first homie died by a gun. Also, 30 minutes before he got the call, he took acid so he "feels stuff on a spiritual level." Nakel came to Earl and said "I dont know what to do." Earl said he gave Nak a pencil and paper and said "write down how you feel" or something like that. "Rappers rap about there homies being dead possibly years ago, but this? this was fresh." - Earl

@prode-n-d-b-y-e5324

what interview is this ???

@harryknackers5383

MFdoom BUMS it was either npt or npr.

@jarodwilson2732

NPR, microphone check

@rikoq

"Hot sauce in my cup of noodles.. you taught me that"
realest shit ever

@thedoctorishere11223

Fucking stupid bro, I'm going to London on the first, I'm bringing you something back is way better

@rikoq

to each there own opinion.. 

@rikoq

you hear the story about this song?

@Pentellium

+Riko Quintana lol it's a good line, but it's not the realest shit ever.

@TheEmeraldBeast135

+Riko Quintana i like how no one is getting irony hahaha

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