Cooler Than Me
Mike Posner (feat. Big Sean) Lyrics


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Do or die

Look, all I wanna do is make the city proud, yeah
Wishing all the OGs could see me now, now yeah
And when you feel something you can't see
But you know it's meant to be
You gonna realize that this is bigger than me yeah
Bigger than me, bigger than me
When the whole family depend on you to eat man
That night you can't sleep
You gon' realize that this is bigger than me

Get it, get it, get it
I pray that you get it even if I can't get it with cha
I pray to God you never let the little
Things in life distract you from the bigger picture
Everybody in the city to me like a distant cousin, brother, little sister
I see myself in the young ones
When I look in their eyes it feel like a mirror
Corleone all on my own (Don)
Cartier all on my arm
All I hear is sirens and car alarms
Niggas going to war with no armor on
First time I seen a dead body I was 14
And I felt the pressure
Like if I don't get it, I might end up next to him
I'ma take the dice and I'ma roll a 7
Seven, seven, seven, 7-11 it's 911 getting called around
The hood America's lost and found
Where niggas get lost and never found
All I ever wanted was to turn these Gs into Ms and a Mercedes key
Got it and I still felt incomplete
That's when I realized this shit was bigger than me

Bigger than me
When the whole town on their feet
And they all just waiting on you to speak
That's when you realize that this is bigger than me
All I wanna do is make the city proud, yeah
Wishing all the OGs could see me now, now yeah
Ohhh ya ya yeah
Ohhh ya ya yeah
You gon' realize that this was bigger than me

Used to want that foreign
Got that foreign, now it's boring
Started touring
Swear to God that's when I realized this shit was bigger than me
Flash on niggas with the Rollie
Got that Rollie with the shine
But lost my time
That's when I realized this shit was bigger than me

I seen people in the same place 10 years later
Man that shit pathetic
God talking to me telepathic like it only happen if you let it
I can't spend my whole life looking at the same ceiling fan
When I feel like I ain't got no ceilings man
If I ain't special why I feel it then?
I gotta get on the road
I gotta be the one chose
I gotta come back and tell the greatest story they never told
This must be the feeling that you get when you know you close
And you know it's a way in even when the doors are closed
And realize this shit is bigger than me yeah

Bigger than me
When the whole town on their feet
And they all just waiting on you to speak
That's when you realize that this is bigger than me
All I wanna do is make the city proud, yeah
Wishing all the OGs could see me now, now yeah
Oh ya ya yeah
Oh ya ya yeah
Oh ya ya yeah
Oh ya ya ya ya ya ya ya yeah
Oh ya ya ya ya ya ya ya yeah
Oh ya ya ya ya ya ya ya yeah

Well no matter what, I'm proud of you
Even when you do stupid things that I have warned you about
You must get that from your daddy
I'm just kidding, you know I love you. You listening?
Yeah yeah, I'm listening. I love you too
In a way I feel like I'm living through you
Sometimes it feels like I got another chance at everything
Man that's deep to feel like that
I kinda feel the same way though sometimes
Yeah
With all the work that's goin' on I feel like
This is like my second time doin' it so I know that sound crazy but
You know I just I don't know why I always imagine myself as
Like someone who failed at everything he ever did at life
You know and I got to the end of life and just regretted it all and somehow
This is my chance to go back and get it all right
And when I wake up, with that in mind you know
It completely changes my hunger, how I approach the whole day
I mean you decide to live your life like that then pshh man




I guarantee we'll live life to our best potential
It's that simple. It's all about living in the moment. Period

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of "Cooler Than Me" by Mike Posner featuring Big Sean capture a deeply introspective and reflective tone, delving into themes of personal growth, responsibility, and the understanding that life is about more than just one's individual desires and ambitions. The song opens with a sense of determination and a desire to make one's city proud, acknowledging the influence and support of past generations and the weight of carrying on a legacy. The lyrics emphasize the idea that success and impact extend beyond oneself, resonating with the realization that one's actions have a greater significance beyond personal gain.


The reference to the pressure of family depending on one to succeed highlights the weight of expectations and the drive to overcome obstacles for the sake of others. The lyrics convey a sense of maturity and awareness, recognizing the importance of staying focused on the bigger picture and not letting trivial distractions deter one from their goals. The narrative of experiencing hardships and witnessing the harsh realities of life at a young age adds a layer of depth to the song, portraying a sense of resilience in the face of adversity and the drive to succeed against all odds.


As the song progresses, there is a shift in perspective as the artists reflect on the evolution of their successes and the realization that material possessions and external validations do not equate to fulfillment. The lyrics touch on the fleeting nature of worldly desires and the emptiness that can accompany material wealth, leading to a deeper understanding that true contentment arises from a sense of purpose and making a positive impact on the world around them. The introspective journey depicted in the lyrics reflects a search for meaning and fulfillment beyond surface-level achievements, culminating in the realization that their aspirations are part of a larger narrative that transcends individual ambitions.


The dialogue at the end of the song between the artists further underscores the themes of personal growth and fulfillment, as they discuss the profound impact of self-awareness and living in the present moment. The conversation delves into the nuances of self-doubt, second chances, and the transformative power of embracing each day with intention and purpose. The lyrics ultimately convey a message of resilience, authenticity, and the ongoing quest for self-discovery and actualization, reminding listeners of the importance of living a life guided by passion, determination, and a sense of purpose.




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, CONCORD MUSIC PUBLISHING LLC, Peermusic Publishing, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: AMAIRE JOHNSON, ANDREW THOMAS, BRITTANY TALI HAZZARD, JULIET ROBERTS, MOSES DAVIS, ROBERT HARRIS, SEAN ANDERSON, STEVE JEFFRIES, STEVEN MARSDEN, TOMMY BLAIZE

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yep, i completely forgot about this song too until it came up on the radio in GTA 5 and as the song went on was sort of humming along with what was gradually coming back to me lol

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This was the jam during my high school prom. Way back when!

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