Bitch Don't Kill My Vibe
Kendrick Lamar Lyrics


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I am a sinner
Who's probably gonna sin again
Lord forgive me
Lord forgive me
Things I don't understand
Sometimes I need to be alone
Bitch don't kill my vibe
Bitch don't kill my vibe
I can feel your energy from two planets away
I got my drink I got my music I would share it but today I'm yelling

Bitch don't kill my vibe
Bitch don't kill my vibe
Bitch don't kill my vibe
Bitch don't kill my vibe

Look inside of my soul and you can find gold and maybe get rich
Look inside of your soul and you can find out it never exist
I can feel the changes
I can feel a new life
I always knew life can be dangerous
I can say that I like a challenge and you tell me it's painless
You don't know what pain is
How can I paint this picture
When the color blind is hanging with ya?
Fell on my face and I woke with a scar
Another mistake living deep in my heart
Wear it on top of my sleeve in a flick
I can admit that it did look like yours
Why you resent every making of this?
Tell me your purpose is petty again
But even a small lighter can burn a bridge
Even a small lighter can burn a bridge

I can feel the changes
I can feel the new people 'round me just want to be famous
You can see that my city found me put me on stages
To me that's amazing
To you that's a quick check, with all disrespect let me say this

I am a sinner
Who's probably gonna sin again
Lord forgive me
Lord forgive me
Things I don't understand
Sometimes I need to be alone
Bitch don't kill my vibe
Bitch don't kill my vibe
I can feel your energy from two planets away
I got my drink I got my music I would share it but today I'm yelling

Bitch don't kill my vibe
Bitch don't kill my vibe
Bitch don't kill my vibe
Bitch don't kill my vibe

I'm trying to keep it alive and not compromise the feeling we love
You trying to keep it deprived and only co-sign what radio does
And I'm looking right past ya
We live in a world, we live in a world on two different axles
You live in a world, you living behind the mirror
I know what you scared of, the feeling of feeling emotions inferior
This shit is vital, I know you had to
This shit is vital, I know you had to
Die in a pitiful vain, tell me a watch and a chain
Is way more believable, give me a feasible gain
Rather a seasonal name, I'll let the people know this is something you can blame
On yourselves you can remain, stuck in a box
I'ma break out and then hide every lock
I'ma break out and then hide every lock

I can feel the changes
I can feel the new people around me just want to be famous
You can see that my city found me put me on stages
To me that's amazing
To you that's a quick check, with all disrespect let me say this

I am a sinner
Who's probably gonna sin again
Lord forgive me
Lord forgive me
Things I don't understand
Sometimes I need to be alone
Bitch don't kill my vibe
Bitch don't kill my vibe
I can feel your energy from two planets away
I got my drink I got my music I would share it but today I'm yelling

Bitch don't kill my vibe
Bitch don't kill my vibe
Bitch don't kill my vibe
Bitch don't kill my vibe
Bitch don't kill my vibe

You ain't heard the coast like this in a long time
Don't you see that long line?
And they waiting on Kendrick like the first and the fifteenth
3's in the air I can see you are in sync
Hide your feelings, hide your feelings now what you better do
I'll take your girlfriend and put that pussy on a pedestal
Bitch don't kill my vibe
Bitch don't kill my vibe
Walk out the door and they scream it's alive
My new year's resolution is to stop all the pollution
Talk too motherfucking much, I got my drink I got my music

I say bitch don't kill my vibe
Bitch don't kill my vibe
Bitch don't kill my vibe
Bitch don't kill my vibe

K-Dot, get in the car, nigga!
Come on, we finna roll out!




Nigga, I got a pack of blacks and a beat CD
Get yo' freestyles ready!

Overall Meaning

The lyrics in Kendrick Lamar's "Bitch Don't Kill My Vibe" are reflective of the rapper's personal struggles with fame. Lamar acknowledges his own sins and need for forgiveness but also reminds listeners not to kill his vibe, or the positive energy and creativity that he possesses. He emphasizes the importance of staying true to oneself and not allowing others, specifically those with the desire for fame and money, to compromise individuality and artistic expression. Lamar also touches on societal themes of inequality, as he recognizes the differing life experiences between himself and those who live behind a metaphorical mirror.


The repeated line "Bitch don't kill my vibe" functions as an anthem for self-preservation and staying true to oneself in the midst of societal pressures. Lamar acknowledges the changes that come with success, including new people who only want fame, and maintains his desire to continue creating music from the soul. He acknowledges his connection to his city and the stages that put him there, while also recognizing the easy path of seeking only quick checks and fame.


The song's lyrics serve as a representation of Lamar's personal struggles with fame, and the tension between individual expression and societal pressures. He encourages listeners to stay true to themselves and their personal values, rather than allowing others to dictate their path.


Line by Line Meaning

I am a sinner
I have done wrong in my life


Who's probably gonna sin again
And I'll likely make mistakes in the future, too


Lord forgive me
I ask for divine forgiveness


Lord forgive me
I ask for divine forgiveness


Things I don't understand
There are things I still don't comprehend


Sometimes I need to be alone
I need time to myself


Bitch don't kill my vibe
Don't bring me down with your negativity


Bitch don't kill my vibe
Don't bring me down with your negativity


I can feel your energy from two planets away
Your energy affects me, even from far away


I got my drink I got my music I would share it but today I'm yelling
I usually like to share my good mood, but today I need to vent


Look inside of my soul and you can find gold and maybe get rich
There is value to be found within me


Look inside of your soul and you can find out it never exist
You may not have anything of worth within you


I can feel the changes
I sense that things are different


I can feel a new life
A new chapter is beginning


I always knew life can be dangerous
I understood that life can be risky


I can say that I like a challenge and you tell me it's painless
I embrace challenges, even if they are hard


You don't know what pain is
You don't understand the hardships I've faced


How can I paint this picture
How can I express this idea to you


When the color blind is hanging with ya?
When someone is unable to understand you


Fell on my face and I woke with a scar
I failed and it left a mark on me


Another mistake living deep in my heart
I've made other blunders that still weigh on me


Wear it on top of my sleeve in a flick
I'm open about my flaws


I can admit that it did look like yours
I can see how my mistake resembled yours


Why you resent every making of this?
Why do you dislike everything about this situation?


Tell me your purpose is petty again
Explain to me that your motivations are small and insignificant


But even a small lighter can burn a bridge
Even a small action can have big consequences


I can feel the new people 'round me just want to be famous
The people around me are only interested in getting attention


You can see that my city found me put me on stages
My hometown has embraced me and given me opportunities to perform


To me that's amazing
I'm grateful for these opportunities


To you that's a quick check, with all disrespect let me say this
To you, it's just a way to make money, but I disagree


You ain't heard the coast like this in a long time
My music is unique and exciting


Don't you see that long line?
My fans are waiting and excited to see me


And they waiting on Kendrick like the first and the fifteenth
My fans are eagerly anticipating my releases


3's in the air I can see you are in sync
My fans are showing me their support and enthusiasm


Hide your feelings, hide your feelings now what you better do
You should conceal your emotions if you don't want them to be affected


I'll take your girlfriend and put that pussy on a pedestal
I'll show your partner how good it is to be with me


Walk out the door and they scream it's alive
My music is well received and celebrated


My new year's resolution is to stop all the pollution
I want to change the negative aspects of my lifestyle


Talk too motherfucking much, I got my drink I got my music
I'm tired of needless chatter, let me enjoy my drink and music


K-Dot, get in the car, nigga!
Someone is urging Kendrick Lamar to get in the car


Come on, we finna roll out!
Let's get going!


Nigga, I got a pack of blacks and a beat CD
I have cigarettes and music for us to enjoy


Get yo' freestyles ready!
Prepare to perform improvised verses




Lyrics ยฉ TuneCore Inc., Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Mark Anthony Spears, Robin Hannibal Molst Braun, Robin Vindhal Friis, Kendrick Lamar, Liv Lykke Schmidt

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