DAM! DAM! DAM!
JPEGMAFIA Lyrics


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Some of you niggas isn't like that
So I can't, I can't really say nothin' to you
You know, I just gotta sum you up
You the sum up type
Round you niggas up to one little thing
You know, gotta address it, you know what I'm sayin'
Put you in a bucket, dump the fuckin' fire
Damn

Damn, damn
I feel like the new black Hen' Rollins
Niggas studyin' my footwork, I'm James Harden
Bitch, who you wit'? (Who you wit'?)
Where you goin'? (Huh, come here)
I thought I told your ass already I ain't from here (facts)
And, yeah, we gotta drive to Lolla and you know why
I gotta go and hurry through New Jersey, can't pump there (no)
Babe (babe), I'm such a negative bitch (why?)
My friends turned on me, then I turned rich (psh)
Sodom, Gomorrah, I turned back, they still talkin' shit (damn)
Hold my hand (yeah), all my ex-ex-fans (that's right)
I promise (yeah), I swear the baby need somebody and a new header (uh-huh)
I did- like, "Of course I could do better" (what else? Uh)

Gotta take more shots, get a good lead
Keep takin' them shots 'til the rim bleeds
'Til I succeed, work like Lil Steve
Workin' all day, I don't take no sick leave
In my sleep, hear click beats
Gotta keep swimmin' 'til that motherfuckin' ship leaves (yeah)
Uh-huh, uh-huh, uh-huh, uh-huh
Uh, what? Uh, what? Uh, what? Uh, what?

Your bitch is just fuckin' whoever (yeah)
I fuck her, she's yours, she let 'em (okay)
Damn, is this the price of havin' fans?
Babe, I'm so precise, I'm always playin' (ayy, what the fuck?)
And Afro Thunder with these hands, uh (yeah)
On your head, gon' be some, uh (sheesh)
On my head must be some bands (yeah)
Gucci Mane, I think I love her (yeah)
Danny Swain, I think I love her (yeah)
Big nose and the- (ah)
Feel like Andre Iguodala (facts)
The money put me in a trance (what? Yeah)
The label got me nudgin' stems (wait)
I need way more than that for an advance (oh, yeah)
Play with my money, shit won't go as planned (for sure, sure)

Gotta take more shots, get a good lead (for sure)
Keep takin' them shots 'til the rim bleeds
'Til I succeed, work like Lil Steve
Workin' all day, I don't take no sick leave
In my sleep, hear click beats
Gotta keep swimmin' 'til that muhfuckin' ship leaves
Uh-huh, uh-huh, uh-huh, uh-huh
Uh, what? Uh, what? Uh, what? Uh, what?

Who's is it? Man, fuck that shit
I just gotta let you know




That I prolly shouldn't be talkin' like this, but
It's fine

Overall Meaning

In the song "DAM! DAM! DAM!" by JPEGMAFIA, the lyrics convey a sense of frustration and defiance. The opening lines suggest that the singer is addressing certain individuals who aren't genuine or authentic, concluding that they can be easily summed up and dismissed. There is a feeling of dismissiveness towards these people, as the singer sees through their facade.


The chorus, which repeats the word "damn," adds to the overall rebellious tone of the song. It reflects the singer's weariness and frustration with their circumstances, as they compare themselves to black activist and spoken word artist, Henry Rollins. This comparison highlights their own impact and influence, with others studying their every move, similar to how individuals study Rollins' footwork.


As the song progresses, the lyrics touch on the singer's sense of alienation. They express their detachment from their current environment, stating that they are not from there and that they have to rush through places like New Jersey. This sense of disconnection is further emphasized by the line "My friends turned on me, then I turned rich," indicating a change in the singer's social circle as they achieve success.


The lyrics also touch on themes of perseverance and determination. The singer's relentless work ethic is showcased through lines like "Gotta take more shots, get a good lead" and "Workin' all day, I don't take no sick leave." This highlights their commitment to their craft and their refusal to back down despite obstacles.


Overall, "DAM! DAM! DAM!" captures a sense of defiance and resilience, as the singer pushes against societal expectations and navigates their own path to success.


Line by Line Meaning

Some of you niggas isn't like that
There are some people who lack authenticity


So I can't, I can't really say nothin' to you
I can't express my thoughts to you


You know, I just gotta sum you up
I need to categorize and evaluate you


You the sum up type
You are the type of person who can be summed up easily


Round you niggas up to one little thing
Grouping all of you together based on one aspect


You know, gotta address it, you know what I'm sayin'
I need to confront and acknowledge it


Put you in a bucket, dump the fuckin' fire
Putting you in a category and disregarding you


Damn
Expressing frustration or surprise


Damn, damn
Reiterating frustration or surprise


I feel like the new black Hen' Rollins
I embody the essence of the modern black artist


Niggas studyin' my footwork, I'm James Harden
People are observing and analyzing the way I navigate through my career, like James Harden on the basketball court


Bitch, who you wit'? (Who you wit'?)
Who are you associated with?


Where you goin'? (Huh, come here)
Where are you headed? Come closer and let me know


I thought I told your ass already I ain't from here (facts)
I have already made it clear that I don't belong here


And, yeah, we gotta drive to Lolla and you know why
We have to travel to Lollapalooza music festival, and the reason is well-known


I gotta go and hurry through New Jersey, can't pump there (no)
I need to quickly pass through New Jersey without stopping for gas


Babe (babe), I'm such a negative bitch (why?)
Darling, I often have a pessimistic attitude


My friends turned on me, then I turned rich (psh)
My friends betrayed me, but I became wealthy in return


Sodom, Gomorrah, I turned back, they still talkin' shit (damn)
Even after I left a sinful place, people continue to gossip and criticize


Hold my hand (yeah), all my ex-ex-fans (that's right)
Support me, including all my former fans who no longer support me


I promise (yeah), I swear the baby need somebody and a new header (uh-huh)
I assure you, the child needs a caregiver and a fresh start


I did- like, 'Of course I could do better' (what else? Uh)
I used to think I could improve my situation, like anyone else would


Gotta take more shots, get a good lead
I need to take more risks to gain an advantage


Keep takin' them shots 'til the rim bleeds
Continue taking those chances until I reach my goal, even if it's challenging


Til I succeed, work like Lil Steve
Until I achieve success, I'll work tirelessly like Lil Steve


Workin' all day, I don't take no sick leave
I work relentlessly without taking any breaks


In my sleep, hear click beats
Even when I'm asleep, I hear the sound of computer mouse clicks


Gotta keep swimmin' 'til that motherfuckin' ship leaves (yeah)
I have to continue pushing forward until the opportunity is gone


Who's is it? Man, fuck that shit
Whose fault is it? I don't care about that


I just gotta let you know
I simply need to inform you


That I prolly shouldn't be talkin' like this, but
I know I probably shouldn't speak this way, but


It's fine
But it's okay




Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: Barrington DeVaughn Hendricks

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

@vinhxo2k632

Some of you niggas ain't like that
So I-I-I, I can't, I can't ever say nothin' to you
You know, I just gotta sum you up
You the sum up type
Round you niggas up to one lil' thing, you know, gotta address
You know what I'm sayin'
Put you in a bucket, dump the fuckin' fire
Damn, damn, damn!

Damn, damn, I feel like the new black Hen' Rollins
Niggas studyin' my footwork, I'm James Harden
Bitch, who it? (Who it?)
Where you goin'? Uh, come here
I thought I told your ass already I ain't from here (Facts)
And, yeah, we gotta drive to La La and you know why
I gotta go and hurry through New Jersey, can't pump there (No)
Babe (Babe), I'm such a negative bitch (Why?)
My friends turned on me, then I turned rich (Pshh)
Sodom, Gamorrah, I turned back, they still talkin' shit (Damn)
Hold my hand (Yeah), all my ex-ex-fans (That's right)
I promise (Yeah), I swear the baby need somebody and a new header (Uh-huh)
I did * like, "Of course I could do better" (What else, uh)

Gotta take more shots, get a good lead
Keep takin' them shots 'til the rim bleed
'Til I succeed, work like Little Steve
Workin' all day, I don't take no sick leave
In my sleep, hear click beats
Gotta keep swimmin' 'til that motherfuckin' ship leak
Yeah, uh-huh, uh-huh, uh-huh, uh-huh
Uh, what? Uh, what? Uh, what? Uh, what?

Your bitch is just fuckin' whoever (Yeah)
I fuck her, she's yours, she let him (Okay)
Damn, is this the price of havin' fans?
Babe, I'm so precise, I'm always planned (Ayy, what the fuck?)
And Afro Thunder with these hands, uh (Yeah)
On your head, gon' be some, uh (Frrp, sheesh)
On my head must be some bands (Yeah)
Gucci Mane, I think I love her (Yeah)
Danny Swain, I think I love her (Yeah)
Big nose in that *** (Ah)
Feel like Andre Iguodala (Facts)
The money put me in a trance (What? Yeah)
The label got me nudgin' stems (Wait)
I need way more than that for an advance (Oh, yeah)
Play with my money, shit won't go as planned (For sure, sure)

Gotta take more shots, get a good lead (For sure)
Keep takin' them shots 'til the rim bleeds
'Til I succeed, work like Little Steve
Workin' all day, I don't take no sick leave
In my sleep, hear click beats
Gotta keep swimmin' 'til that muhfuckin' ship leak
Uh-huh, uh-huh, uh-huh, uh-huh
Uh, what? Uh, what? Uh, what? Uh, what?

Oh, it's just, man, fuck that
[?]
I just gotta let you know
I prolly shouldn't be talkin' like this, but
It's fine



All comments from YouTube:

@samuelaquino1632

Yo Peggy, i know u won't see this but i just wanted to thank you. I was bumping veteran in my headphones in school in 2019, that shit saved me from a lot of anxiety i was passing through that year. Later in the same year u dropped AMHAC and that more upbeat sound reflected in some of the best days of that year for me, all before the pandemic.
Now you're dropping another album in a moment i was needing it. Now i'm almost a dropout and idk what the fuck i'll do with my life from now on, but you really made my night with this album.
This comment might get lost in a shit ton of other comments, but i just wanted to tell you i fucking love you.

@illustrious-jaco

aye man you'll figure it out stay up

@nightmare-nightmarenightma1147

You got this

@ewankunchev9632

You got this fam stay strong

@worldofcheese5886

Thank you for your story. You def got this man…

@shartwarrior

stay strong man, don't ever dropout fr fr

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@haruguchimane6921

this song slept on in the album fr.

@naruto1coolestfan

It's hittin me now

@nglexlf1215

We meet, reesh

@romanpolanski3289

This and rebound! are best ones :D

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