Surfin'
Kid Cudi Lyrics


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It's a revolution
Hmm, yeah, hmm, yeah
Hmm, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Ayy, ayy
Ayy, ayy

Now, I ain't ridin' no waves
Too busy makin' my own waves, baby
I ain't ridin' no waves
Too busy makin' my own waves, baby
I ain't ridin' no waves
Too busy makin' my own waves, baby
I ain't ridin' no waves
Too busy makin' my own waves, baby (uh)
Surfin' on my own wave, baby (uh)
Surfin' on my own wave, baby (uh)
Surfin' on my own wave, baby
Surfin' on my own wave (uh)

Tonight is electrical
I done told y'all, this the cinema
I am on my Kubrick horn
Like a Spielberg Close Encounter form
Feelin' awesome to be black, and I'm murkin' all competition
Makin' what I want and that's a flex
Can't do what you want, now ain't that a bitch?
Slow up for no one when the show come
Magical feel in my palms
Rhythm go dumb with them hums
Mhmm, mhmm, mmmh

Now, I ain't ridin' no waves
Too busy makin' my own waves, baby
I ain't ridin' no waves
Too busy makin' my own waves, baby
I ain't ridin' no waves
Too busy makin' my own waves, baby
I ain't ridin' no waves
Too busy makin' my own waves, baby (uh)
Surfin' on my own wave, baby (uh)
Surfin' on my own wave, baby (uh)
Surfin' on my own wave, baby
Surfin' on my own wave

The industry is so full of shit
Welcome y'all to the enema
Nah man, no subliminal
'Cause they insecure, they know who they are
Feelin' awesome to be black, and I'm murkin' all competition
Everything that I do is a flex
If you don't get me, not my issue, bitch
Slow up for no one, the shogun
Got the magic in my palms
Rhythm go dumb with them hums
Mhmm, mhmm, mmmh

Now, I ain't ridin' no waves
Too busy makin' my own waves, baby
I ain't ridin' no waves
Too busy makin' my own waves, baby
I ain't ridin' no waves
Too busy makin' my own waves, baby
I ain't ridin' no waves
Too busy makin' my own waves, baby
Surfin' on my own wave, baby
Surfin' on my own wave, baby
Surfin' on my own wave, baby
Surfin' on my own wave

Ayy, ayy
Ayy, ayy

Now, I ain't ridin' no waves
Too busy makin' my own waves, baby
I ain't ridin' no waves
Too busy makin' my own waves, baby
I ain't ridin' no waves
Too busy makin' my own waves, baby
I ain't ridin' no waves
Too busy makin' my own waves, baby
Surfin' on my own wave, baby
Surfin' on my own wave, baby
Surfin' on my own wave, baby
Surfin' on my own wave





Ayy, ayy
Ayy, ayy

Overall Meaning

The song "Surfin'" by Kid Cudi and Pharrell Williams is, at its core, a declaration of individuality and independence. The repeating refrain of "I ain't ridin' no waves, too busy makin' my own waves, baby" is a testament to the artist's drive to carve out their own path and make their mark on the world. The song is about being true to oneself and rejecting the pressures of conformity or following the crowd.


The lyrics also touch on the theme of competition and the cutthroat nature of the music industry. Kid Cudi and Pharrell both express their confidence in their abilities and their drive to succeed despite the obstacles in their way. There are references to feeling "awesome to be black" and the importance of representing your culture and identity in your work.


The chorus features a catchy melody and upbeat tempo, creating a sense of positivity and motivation. The song's energy and message of self-empowerment make it a popular choice for motivational playlists or workout routines.


Line by Line Meaning

It's a revolution
This is a movement or significant change that is happening.


Now, I ain't ridin' no waves Too busy makin' my own waves, baby
I'm not following trends or copying others because I'm focused on creating my own unique style/identity.


Surfin' on my own wave, baby
I'm confidently riding the success and momentum of my own creative vision.


Tonight is electrical I done told y'all, this the cinema I am on my Kubrick horn Like a Spielberg Close Encounter form
This moment is electrifying, like a thrilling scene in a movie directed by Kubrick or Spielberg.


Feelin' awesome to be black, and I'm murkin' all competition Makin' what I want and that's a flex
I'm proud of my black identity and confidently dominating my competitors by making what I want with my unique talent and style.


Can't do what you want, now ain't that a bitch?
It's frustrating when others limit your creativity and freedom.


Slow up for no one when the show come Magical feel in my palms Rhythm go dumb with them hums
I won't slow down or compromise when it's time for my performance, and my talent is almost magical in its ability to create captivating music.


The industry is so full of shit Welcome y'all to the enema Nah man, no subliminal 'Cause they insecure, they know who they are
The music industry is corrupt and in need of a serious change, and I'm not afraid to call it out because many people who work in the industry are insecure about themselves and their actions.


Everything that I do is a flex If you don't get me, not my issue, bitch
Everything I do is a display of my talent and creativity, and if you don't understand or appreciate it, that's not my problem.


Slow up for no one, the shogun Got the magic in my palms Rhythm go dumb with them hums
I won't slow down or compromise when it's time for my performance, and my talent is almost magical in its ability to create captivating music.


Surfin' on my own wave, baby
I'm confidently riding the success and momentum of my own creative vision.




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: Pharrell Williams, Scott Mescudi

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@GRIMZY

Puts the biggest smile on my face watching him dance around like this.

@raghav9004

GRIMZY then watch 'radiohead'

@TalkingBurit0

GRIMZY exactly the same as me

@trippintripathi

GRIMZY His moves on Kanye's mercy were pretty lit.

@donnelldownie8352

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@israelszrz2947

me too and even there were tears...

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@thegrey8843

Cudi just seems like a cool dude to chill with

@The1OnlyEnigma

YOUxFILTHYxANIMAL Nope, he's far from it..

@smash_lab_creations

I met him once at a toys r us while he was shopping. one of the chillest dudes ever . never got an asshole vibe. asked for pic and he was more than happy

@healingshadows6447

Wroth Odin He's an Aquarius! What do you expect!!

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