LOVE. FEAT. ZACARI.
Kendrick Lamar Lyrics


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Damn
Love or lust
Damn
All of us

Give me a run for my money
There is nobody, no one to outrun me
(Another world premiere)
So give me a run for my money
Sippin' bubbly, feelin' lovely
Livin' lovely
Just love me

I wanna be with you, ayy (just love me)
I wanna be with (just love me, just love)
I wanna be with you, ayy (love me), I wanna be with
I wanna be with you (love me, just love me)

If I didn't ride blade on curb, would you still (love me)?
If I minimized my net worth, would you still (love me)?
Keep it a hundred, I'd rather you trust me than to (love me)
Keep it a whole one hund', don't got you I got nothin', ayy

I got somethin' (I got somethin'), ayy
Hol' up, we gon' function (we gon' function), ayy
No assumptions (no assumptions), ayy
Feelin' like Tyson wit' it (feelin' like Tyson wit' it)
Knock it out twice, I'm wit' it (knock it out twice, I'm wit' it)
Only for the night, I'm kiddin' (only for the night, I'm kiddin')
Only for life, yeah
Only for life, yeah, only for life, let's get it
Hit that shoulder lean
I know what comin' over me
Backstroke oversea
I know what you need
Already on ten, all money come in
All feelin' go out, this feelin' don't drought
This party won't end (love me, love me)

If I didn't ride blade on curb, would you still (love me)?
If I minimized my net worth, would you still (love me)?
Keep it a hundred, I'd rather you trust me than to (love me)
Keep it a whole one hund', don't got you I got nothin' (oh, oh)

Give me a run for my money
There is nobody, no one to outrun me
So give me a run for my money
Sippin' bubbly, feelin' lovely
Livin' lovely
Just love me

I wanna be with you, ayy (just love me)
I wanna be with (just love me, just love)
I wanna be with you, ayy (love me), I wanna be with
I wanna be with you (love me, just love me)

I'm on the way
We ain't got no time to waste
Poppin' your gum on the way (love me)
Am I in the way?
I don't want pressure you none
I want your blessin' today (love me)
Oh, by the way, open the door by the way
Told you that I'm on the way (love me)
I'm on the way, I know connection is vague
Pick up the phone for me, babe (love me)
Dammit, we jammin'
Bad attitude from your nanny
Curves and your hips from yo' mammy
Remember Gardena? I took the studio camera
I know Top will be mad at me
I had to do it, I want your body, your music
I bought the big one to prove it
Look what you made
Told you that I'm on the way
I'm like an exit away, yep

If I didn't ride blade on curb, would you still (love me)?
If I minimized my net worth, would you still (love me)?
Keep it a hundred, I'd rather you trust me than to (love me)
Keep it a whole one hund', don't got you I got nothin' (oh, oh)

Give me a run for my money
There is nobody, no one to outrun me
So give me a run for my money
Sippin' bubbly, feelin' lovely
Livin' lovely
Just love me

I wanna be with you, ayy (just love me)
I wanna be with (just love me, just love)




I wanna be with you, ayy (love me), I wanna be with
I wanna be with you (love me, just love me)

Overall Meaning

The song "LOVE." is a love song by Kendrick Lamar featuring Zacari. The lyrics revolve around the theme of love and the different aspects of it, such as love for material possessions, love for oneself, and love for another person. Throughout the song, Kendrick Lamar questions whether the love he is receiving is genuine or based on his fame and wealth.


The chorus of "Give me a run for my money" suggests a desire for competition, possibly to prove that the love he is receiving is authentic. The line "If I didn't ride blade on curb, would you still love me?" suggests that he is unsure if the person he is addressing would still love him if he were not a famous rapper. He also questions if the love he is receiving is solely based on his material possessions and whether he would still be loved even if he had nothing.


Overall, "LOVE." is a song that explores different aspects of love and the uncertainties that come with it, particularly in a world where success and fame can blur the lines of genuine affection.


Line by Line Meaning

Damn
Expressing a feeling of surprise, astonishment or disappointment.


Love or lust
The act of being sexually attracted to someone or having a deep affection for someone.


All of us
Referring to every person, including the singer and the listener.


Give me a run for my money
Challenge me and push me to my limit.


There is nobody, no one to outrun me
Implying that the artist is at the top of his game and no one can outperform him.


So give me a run for my money
Asking for someone to compete with him so he can improve and grow.


Sippin' bubbly, feelin' lovely
Drinking champagne and feeling happy and content.


Livin' lovely
Enjoying life and having a good time.


Just love me
Asking for the affection of the person he desires.


If I didn't ride blade on curb, would you still (love me)?
Asking if the person would still love him even if he wasn't living recklessly.


If I made up my mind at work, would you still (love me)?
Wondering if the person would still love him even if he made decisions at work without consulting them.


Keep it a hundred, I'd rather you trust me than to (love me)
Preferring honesty and trust over someone telling him that they love him when they don't mean it.


Keep it a whole one hund', don't got you I got nothin', ayy
Saying that if he doesn't have the person's trust, then he has nothing at all.


I got somethin' (I got somethin'), ayy
Telling the person that he has something valuable to offer them.


Hol' up, we gon' function (we gon' function), ayy
Saying that they're going to have a good time together and enjoy themselves.


No assumptions (no assumptions), ayy
Asking the person to not make any assumptions about him and his actions.


Feelin' like Tyson wit' it (feelin' like Tyson wit' it)
Feeling like a champion and ready to take on anything that comes his way.


Knock it out twice, I'm wit' it (knock it out twice, I'm wit' it)
Saying that he's ready to give his all and commit to whatever the person wants.


Only for the night, I'm kiddin' (only for the night, I'm kiddin')
Joking that he's only willing to do something for one night and not for a longer period of time.


Only for life, yeah
Expressing that he wants to be with the person for a long period of time and not just for a one-night stand.


Hit that shoulder lean
Asking the person to dance with him and show him their best moves.


I know what comin' over me
Saying that he's feeling the music and getting into the moment.


Backstroke oversea
Describing a sexual act.


I know what you need
Saying that he knows how to pleasure and satisfy the person he desires.


Already on ten, all money come in
Referring to his status and the amount of money he has.


All feelin' go out, this feelin' don't drought
Saying that all negative feelings disappear when he's with the person he desires.


This party won't end (love me, love me)
Implying that the good time they're having won't end and he wants to be with the person forever.


I'm on the way
Saying that he's coming to be with the person he desires.


We ain't got no time to waste
Stating that they should enjoy their time together and not waste any of it.


Poppin' your gum on the way (love me)
Asking the person if they're excited to be with him.


Am I in the way?
Asking if he's being a burden or hindering the person in any way.


I don't want pressure you none
Saying that he doesn't want to pressure the person into being with him.


I want your blessin' today (love me)
Asking for the person's approval and blessing to be with them.


Oh, by the way, open the door by the way
Giving the person a heads-up that he's arriving soon and to open the door for him.


Told you that I'm on the way (love me)
Reminding the person that he's coming and wants to be with them.


I'm on the way, I know connection is vague
Admitting that their connection may be unclear or undefined.


Pick up the phone for me, babe (love me)
Asking the person to answer his calls and not ignore him.


Dammit, we jammin'
Saying that they're having a good time together and vibing with each other.


Bad attitude from your nanny
Talking about how the person's nanny has a negative attitude.


Curves and your hips from yo' mammy
Complimenting the person's well-endowed figure and attributing it to their mother.


Remember Gardena? I took the studio camera
Recalling a past memory and telling the person that he took a camera from a studio in Gardena.


I know Top will be mad at me
Referring to his record label's CEO and acknowledging that he may disapprove of his actions.


I had to do it, I want your body, your music
Explaining his actions and confessing that he wants to be intimate with the person and collaborate musically with them.


I bought the big one to prove it
Saying that he purchased an expensive item to show the person he desires that he's serious about being with them.


Look what you made
Acknowledging that the person he desires has had an impact on him and his actions.


Told you that I'm on the way
Stating again that he's on the way to be with the person he desires.


I'm like an exit away, yep
Saying that he's almost there and ready to be with person shortly.




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Kendrick Lamar, Zacari Pacaldo, Teddy Walton, Mark Spears, Greg Kursten, Anthony Tiffith

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Comments from YouTube:

@kiaralea383

Listening to this song play on the radio, driving across the state on a highway on my way to my job at 6am was the most soothing and satisfying thing ever. No cars in front of me, in back of me, on the side of me, just open highway on a dark road only lit up by street lights and the slowly rising sun. That shit made me feel alive in ways I can't even explain or understand. That's just what good music with good vibes does I guess.

@moplop0

Kiara Lea I can relate so much, even though you're probably from another continent. That's what I love about music. Peace

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@elenabermejo1732

You painted a lovely, soothing picture. I can only imagine and find myself quite envious of your peaceful experience.

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@forgivezharion6989

3 stages of listening to Kendrick Lamar:
1. Listening
2. Understanding
3. Knowing the lyrics

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4shore!!💯

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Very well said we giving you the best comment if the month cause we liked how you broke it down in steps lol

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